This course explores the science of ecology, including factors that control the distribution and population dynamics of organisms and the structure and function of biological communities. It regularly touches on applications of these principles such as ecological responses to global climate change, consequences of habitat fragmentation, and disease ecology/conservation medicine. Principles of experimental design, quantitative data analysis and interpretation, and mathematical models are critical to the field of ecology and are emphasized throughout the course. The class meetings have an active learning format includes lecture and regular student interaction during small group activities, discussions, and computer simulation labs. Assignments include regular homework reading and occasional problem sets and computer pre- and post-lab activities. Prerequisite: Bio 2970 or Bio 2950 or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: FA NSMBU SCIAR NSMAS NSM
Section 01Introduction to Ecology
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