Fall 2017 - This was probably the worst professor I have ever had at UCLA. She doesn't care about students at all. Students would ask to meet with her out of class but she was extremely unapproachable and would not give any sort of assistance at all. I would rather have to take the whole LS and Chem 14 series over again then have to take this class.
Fall 2022 - Professor Robinson is such a caring professor, and she was accommodating if you asked her about the contents and the details of the final paper. Her lecture is based on the slides, so it is easy to catch up if you miss a lecture, even though it is not recorded. The first half of the class was the fundamental knowledge about the ecosystem, but the second half was much more details about the processes, which were more challenging than the first half. The grading scheme was quite reasonable; she gave extra credit for the botanical garden fieldwork that she led students herself. The final paper allowed students to write up a research proposal on any topic of interest regarding the ecosystem and its challenges, which I gained a deeper understanding of my topic. Even though I am not personally very into physical geography, I learned something valuable from the class. The class was very organized, and the workload was manageable, so I would recommend this class as a great physical geography upper-division class.