BIOL 302 Fall 2016 Communities and Ecosystems (Q)

Cross Listed as ENVI312
An advanced ecology course that examines how species interact with each other and their environment with a focus on conservation implications. This course emphasizes phenomena that emerge in complex ecological systems, building on the fundamental concepts of population biology, community ecology, and ecosystem science. This foundation will be used to understand specific topics relevant to conservation including the functional significance of diversity for ecosystem stability and processes. Lectures and labs will explore how to characterize the emergent properties of communities and ecosystems, and how theoretical, comparative, and experimental approaches are used to understand their structure and function. The lab component of this course will emphasize hypothesis-oriented field experiments but will also include some laboratory microcosm experiments. The laboratory component of the course will culminate with a self-designed independent or group 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,EVST Living Systems Courses,EXPE Experiential Education Courses
Enrollment Limit: 28
Expected Enrollment: 24
Class Number: 1137
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER
BIOL 302 - 01 (F) LEC Communities and Ecosystems (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Manuel A. Morales
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Biology 202 1137
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