BIOL 302 Communities and Ecosystems (Q)

Last offered Fall 2013

Cross Listed as ENVI312
An advanced ecology course that examines how organisms interact with each other and with abiotic factors. This course emphasizes phenomena that emerge in complex ecological systems, building on the fundamental concepts of population biology, community ecology, and ecosystem science. Lectures and workshops explore how communities and ecosystems are defined, and how theoretical, comparative, and experimental approaches are used to elucidate their structure and function. Field laboratories emphasize hypothesis-oriented experiments, some of which will continue with laboratory analyses; field trips introduce the diversity of natural communities and ecosystems of the region. There will be one all-day field trip to Mt. Greylock State Reservation. Extensive use will be made of the 75-year database of the Hopkins Memorial Forest. Students will engage in self-designed term project.
Class Format: lecture/laboratory, six hours a week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on lab reports, a midterm exam, a term project presentation, and a final project paper
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Prerequisites: BIOL/ENVI 203 or 220
Enrollment Preference: Biology majors and Environmental Studies majors and concentrators
Department Notes: satisfies the distribution requirement in the Biology major
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Divisional Attributes: Division III, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives,ENVS Group EB-A Electives,EXPE Experiential Education Courses
Enrollment Limit: 28
Expected Enrollment: 24
Class Number: 1149
BIOL 302 LEC Communities and Ecosystems (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Henry W. Art
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