Trees: Your Campus and the Environment

Jason Grabosky (Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources)

Trees, like Rutgers, can exist for 250 years and longer. Many of the forests in New Jersey are described by the dominant species of tree in that plant community, and forest types change depending on where you live. Of course there are reasons why some tree species grow in New Jersey but not elsewhere. In this seminar, we will explore how the environment influences what trees occur where, and why they look the way they look. We will do this while exploring the campuses and natural spaces of Rutgers, New Brunswick. Finally, we will discuss major forests and trees in North America and consider how a changing climate suggests a changing forest.

Course Number: 
11:090:101 section 23 index 13522