BIOL 302
Communities and Ecosystems Spring 2010
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed ENVI 312 / BIOL 302
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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 and ecosystem ecology. 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; field trips introduce the diversity of natural communities and ecosystems in New England.
The Class: Format: lecture//laboratory, six hours a week
Limit: 28
Expected: 24
Class#: 3345
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on lab reports, a term project with presentation, a midterm exam, a midterm paper, and a final exam
Prerequisites: Biology/Environmental Studies 203 or 220
Enrollment Preferences: Biology majors and Environmental Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 312 Division III BIOL 302 Division III
Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives
EXPE Experiential Education Courses

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