Ecology (BIO4438.01)

Sara Bebus

In this course, students will learn how organisms interact with each other and their environment. We will consider interactions at organismal, population, community, ecosystem, and biosphere levels through case studies, lab activities, and field work. We will discuss basic principles, experimental approaches, concepts of modeling, and applications to ecological problems at local and globe scale. Topics will include: life histories, predation and herbivory, biogeography, energy flow and food webs, population dynamics, and landscape ecology.

Learning Outcomes:
● Learn the fundamental concepts in ecology
● Understand the role of evolution in ecology
● Develop critical thinking skills
● Understand and synthesize primary scientific literature.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Previous course in biology or natural sciences and permission of the instructor (contact:
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: One time only

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