This one semester course (two hours lecture, two hours lab) builds on the principles of ecology that were introduced in the Environmental Science course. This course will focus on all of the aspects that influence ecosystems. To best demonstrate these influences, students will spend a great deal of their lab time focusing on one particular site and will work towards creating a comprehensive bioinventory of the site. The bioinventory will allow the students to work on their ability to identify trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, birds, soils, etc. and understand how they all work together to create a very dynamic site.