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ENV 524D Regional Vertebrate Biodiversity

Prerequisite: ENV 502 or permission of the instructor. (Offered as needed/1 credit) 

This course provides an overview of the collection, identification and natural history of vertebrates from Maryland. Field exercises will provide opportunities to observe these organisms in their respective habitats and to collect specimens. Students will learn the ecological adaptations, physiographic distribution and economic importance of selected vertebrates. Two overnight field trips are required.