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Community Paleoecology
E&ES 258
Spring 2025
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENVS 288

The study of community paleoecology seeks to derive ecological meaning from the reconstruction of ancient ecosystems. From this vantage point, fossil assemblages are used to observe long-term patterns in biogeography, evolution, and organism-environment interactions. The overarching themes in this course will emphasize theoretical frameworks in community ecology and stratigraphic paleobiology that advance the collective understanding of how to read and interpret the fossil record to document ecosystem interactions over geologic history. Case studies from across Earth's history will underscore the necessity of examining past ecosystems to contextualize modern and future ecosystem structure. We will accomplish these aims with lectures, readings and discussion of the primary literature, and student presentations. Pre/co-requisites: BIOL182, E&ES101, E&ES115, E&ES155, E&ES197, or E&ES199.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR E&ES115 OR E&ES155 OR ENVS197 OR E&ES199 OR BIOL182
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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