Distribution and structure of ecosystems on earth; integration of multiple disciplines to gain a holistic view of ecosystem function; ecosystem concepts as they apply to understanding natural and anthropogenic environmental change.


Professor Feng Sheng Hu
Office 177 Morrill Hall
Phone: 244-2982; Email: fshu@life.uiuc.edu
Office Hours by appointment

Location & Time

Engineering Hall 106B8
2:00 – 3:15, Tuesday &Thursday


Midterm exam: 30%
Final exam: 30%
Term paper: 20%
Project presentation and class participation: 20%

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Lecture Outline

Required Readings

Required Textbook

Chapin FS III et al. 2002. Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. Springer-Verlag.

Recommended Reference Book

Schlesinger WH 1997. Biogeochemistry: An Analysis of Global Change. Academic Press.

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