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BIOL 216
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Certificates: Environmental Studies

Ecology is the study of interactions between organisms and their environment, both physical and biotic. We will look at how these interactions shape fundamental characteristics of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Topics will include predation, competition, symbioses, and effects of stress and resource limitation in diverse environments. We will cover important consequences of interactions such as patterns of biodiversity, ecological succession, population outbreaks, species invasions, nutrient and energy cycling, variation in productivity and ecosystem services, and the global distribution of biomes.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning
This course enhances quantitative reasoning by familiarizing students with mathematical models, statistical models, and other quantitative approaches fundamental to modern ecological research.

This course enhances interpretation by having students evaluate competing explanations for ecological phenomena from reading the primary scientific literature.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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