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ENVI 203
Ecology Fall 2019
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed BIOL 203 / ENVI 203

Class Details

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#: 1198
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, lab reports, hour exams, and a final exam
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and 102, or ENVI 101 or 102, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: none
Unit Notes: satisfies the distribution requirement for 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 Natural World Electives
EVST Environmental Science
EVST Living Systems Courses

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