Students explore Oregon ecology and landscape

February 6, 2014

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Twenty-one geography and biology students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville recently returned from a two-week ecology and landscapes field excursion course in Oregon. Students spent part of the time at the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Oregon coast and part of the time at HJ Andrews Experimental Forest in the Cascade Mountains. On the coast, students explored beaches, tide pools, sand dunes and coastal rainforests. In the mountains, students explored the forests, streams, watersheds and the impact logging has had on the ecosystems. The course, offered once every three years, was coordinated by UW-Platteville's Dr. Elmo Rawling and Dr. Kristopher Wright.

Contact: Dr. Elmo Rawling, department of social sciences, (608) 342-1680,
Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191,


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