BIOL 203
Ecology Fall 2014
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed BIOL 203 / ENVI 203
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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).
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory, six hours per week
Limit: none
Expected: 35
Class#: 1286
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on problem sets, lab reports, hour exams, and a final exam
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and 102, or ENVI 101 or 102, or permission of instructor
Unit Notes: it is a required course for the majors in Environmental Policy & Environmental Science and Environmental Studies concentration; satisfies the distribution requirement in the Biology major
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
BIOL 203 Division III ENVI 203 Division III
Attributes: ENVI Core Courses
ENVP Core Courses
ENVS Core Courses

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