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Evolution in Human-Altered Environments

BIOL 215
Fall 2020 not offered
Crosslisting: BIOL 515
Course Cluster and Certificates: Sustainability and Environmental Justice

Human activities have altered natural environments and, indeed, have created entirely novel ecosystems such as cities and high-input farms. This course examines how these human alterations to the environment affect the evolution and coevolution of diverse organisms. Starting with an intensive overview of microevolutionary processes, we will consider a number of contemporary scenarios: evolutionary response to environmental contaminants, exploitation of natural populations, and global climate change; evolution in urban and agricultural ecosystems; and the evolutionary impact of nonnative, invasive, and genetically modified organisms.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(IDEA)(INFO-MN)

Last Updated on JUL-23-2024
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