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General Ecology Lecture - BIOLOGY 282

3 credits

Advisory Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 171, (172 or 174), & 173; or BIOLOGY 192 & 173; or BIOLOGY 195 & 173; and a laboratory course in CHEM.

Requirements: BS, NS, PitE General Ecology and Practical Experience

Instructors:

Spring:  Paul Moore; Cindee Giffen

Summer: Noelia Barrios Garcia; Nate Sanders

 

Course Description

The course introduces the basic concepts and principles of ecology as applied to the study of individuals, populations, and communities of both plants and animals. Course topics include the roles of physical and biotic factors influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms; the dynamics of population growth; species interactions including competition, predation, mutualism; the structure of ecological communities; ecological succession; and applications of ecology to problems of environment and resource management. This course will have field trips and data exercises.