Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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BIO 212 - Principles of Ecology


Ecology investigates the interrelationships between species and their physical environment. These interactions form the foundation of our understanding of how the natural world functions, and thus are of fundamental importance to the study and conservation of natural systems. Students will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of ecology. Topics include, but are not limited to: hierarchical organization of biodiversity into populations, communities, and ecosystems; foraging; predation; competition; disease; parasitism and mutualism; food webs; successional processes; and nutrient cycling. Course content emphasizes both ecological literacy and experiential learning, with a focus on scientific inquiry. Intensive field labs and group research projects accelerate hands-on learning opportunities in skills such as study design, data collection, data analysis, and scientific communication. Field trips may be required. Students should plan to take this course in their second year. Course Typically Offered: Every year.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 141  and BIO 142 , or permission of instructor.

Credits: 4



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