|Course Cluster and Certificates: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor|
Ecology is the scientific study of interactions between organisms and their environment, both biotic and abiotic. 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.
This course emphasizes several learning goals in biology, including skill in formulating original ideas and experiments, using quantitative and graphical tools and interpreting quantitative information, and scientific writing.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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Articles from the primary literature and Bowman, W.D., and Hacker, S.D. 2020. Ecology, fifth edition. Oxford University Press.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two mid-term examinations, a final exam, short reports on journal articles, laboratory reports. There will be three field labs scheduled during regular class sessions.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
|Instructor(s): Singer,Michael Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 5||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 4||SO: 20||FR: 0|
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