By Lisa Ellis, Ph.D.

Department of Biology, University of New Mexico

Biology, the study of life on Earth, is a multi-faceted academic field. Even the relatively young branch of biology known as ecology is complex, with many areas of specialization. It is impossible to provide a thorough explanation of these disciplines here, but the following essay includes some key concepts that will help you in your study of the Rio Grande bosque.

The Bosque Education Guide Is Brought To You By:
U.S. Fish&Wildlife Service Friends of Rio Grande Nature CenterNew Mexico State ParksNew Mexico Museum of Natural History