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Agricultural Food Webs

ENVS 353
Spring 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: BIOL 354
Certificates: Environmental Studies

Ecological communities are structured by feeding interactions, and agricultural systems are no exception to this rule. This class will focus on attributes of food webs that impact agriculture, including topics such as natural biological control of insect pests, to soil microbes and nutrient cycling, to causes of honeybee colony collapse disorder. This course includes a rigorous survey of both ecological theory as well as applied environmental problems. Students will read primary literature from the fields of food web ecology and agroecology and discuss the implications through group work.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ENVS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: BIOL182 or BIOL197
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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