Biological Invasions (BIO2123.02)

Kattia Palacio-Lopez

Invasion ecology is the study of introduced, non-native species and the factors that sometimes lead to their population explosions and negative ecological impacts. In this course, we will make connections between fundamental concepts in ecology and evolutionary biology, topics specific to invasion ecology, and details surrounding particular invasive species. This course will emphasize the ecological and economic importance of species invasions and use case studies from invasion biology to illustrate ecological and evolutionary principles.


Learning Outcomes:
1. Differentiate between commonly (mis)used terms used to describe introduced species.
2. Describe the major stages of, and barriers to, invasion success.
3. Describe major hypotheses used to explain invasion success.
4. Understand and explain fundamental concepts in ecology and
evolutionary biology in the context of species invasions.
5. Be familiar with various examples of introduced and invasive species and their impacts



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
M/Th 3:40PM - 5:30PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: Fully In-Person , All courses , Environment , Biology
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