Spring 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
This course will explore the ecology and evolution of interactions between plants and animals, including mutualism (e.g., pollination, frugivory) and antagonism (e.g., herbivory, granivory), that are central to the functioning of ecosystems and the generation of biodiversity. The format will be seminar-style, involving reading, discussion, and student presentations of key papers on chosen topics.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: BIOL214 OR [BIOL220 or ENVS220] OR [BIOL290 or BIOL590] OR [BIOL216 or ENVS216]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Readings will be articles from the primary literature.
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There will be no examinations, but numerous written reports required. The second half of the course will be dedicated to seminar topics presented by students. Each student will be required to lead one class session with an oral presentation on a topic of interest and a guided discussion. A bibliography of important information sources for the presentation topic will also be required. During all other class sessions, each student is responsible for writing a brief report (summary and questions) based on the reading material.
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