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The ecology class on Whiteface Mountain. PHOTO: BY ERNEST WILLIAMS PHOTO: BY ERNEST WILLIAMS
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Ecology Class Conquers Whiteface

Contact Holly Foster 315-859-4068
Posted September 30, 2009
Tags Biology Ecology Ernest Williams William Pfitsch
The Ecology class made its annual trip up Whiteface Mountain on Sunday, Sept. 27. Despite low cloud cover, the group was able to study changes in forest composition and size at different elevations, the dwarfed trees (krummholtz) near the mountain top, and the vegetation of the alpine zone. The class is taught jointly by Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch and Ernest Williams, the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Biology.

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