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General Ecology Lecture - BIOLOGY 282

3 credits

Recommended Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 171 or equivalent (e.g. BIOLOGY 195), two college-level courses in biology, or permission of instructor.

Satisfies requirements for: BS, NS, EEB General Ecology Lecture, PitE General Ecology Lecture and Practical Experience

Instructors:

Spring: Rebecca MacKay (Thursday, Friday, Saturday); Paul Moore (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)

Summer: Nate Sanders  (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday only)

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.