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Evolution in Human Altered Environments
BIOL 286
Fall 2008 not offered

Human activities have altered natural environments and, indeed, created entirely novel ecosystems such as cities and high-input farms. This course considers how these human alterations to the environment affect the evolution and co-evolution of diverse organisms. Starting with an overview of basic ecological and evolutionary principles, we will consider a number of compelling contemporary scenarios: evolutionary response to environmental contaminants, exploitation of natural populations, and global climate change; evolution in urban and agricultural ecosystems; and the evolutionary impact of alien, invasive, and genetically modified species.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: BIOL214
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(IDEA)(INFO-MN)

Last Updated on MAY-27-2024
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