Fall 2013 not offered
|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 coevolution, population outbreaks, ecological coexistence, patterns of biodiversity, ecological succession, species invasions, food web dynamics, nutrient and energy cycling, variation in ecosystem goods and services, and global change.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CES)(CIS)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(SISP)
Articles from the primary literature and
ECOLOGY, Second Edition by Cain, Bowman, and Hacker (Sinauer Press, 2011).
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two mid-term examinations, a final exam, short reports on journal articles, laboratory reports. There will be 3 field labs scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM (ending at 10:20 AM) on regular class days.