BIOL 203 Fall 2016 Ecology (Q)

Cross Listed as ENVI203
This course combines lectures with field and indoor laboratory exercises to explore factors that determine the distribution and abundance of plants and animals in natural systems. The course begins with an overall view of global patterns and then builds from the population to the ecosystem level. An emphasis is given to basic ecological principles and relates them to current environmental issues. Selected topics include population dynamics (competition, predation, mutualism); community interactions (succession, food chains and diversity) and ecosystem function (biogeochemical cycles, energy flow).
Class Format: lecture/laboratory, six hours per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on problem sets, lab reports, hour exams, and a final exam
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
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Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and 102, or ENVI 101 or 102, or permission of instructor
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Department Notes: required course for the majors in Environmental Policy & Environmental Science and Environmental Studies concentration; satisfies the distribution requirement in the Biology major
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: ENVI Core Courses,ENVI Natural World Electives,ENVP Core Courses,ENVS Core Courses,EVST Environmental Science,EVST Living Systems Courses
Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 35
Class Number: 1129
BIOL 203 - 01 (F) LEC Ecology (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning David C. Smith
MWF 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Biology 202 1129
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