2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

BIOL 203 - Ecology

Uses the study of ecology to explore the collaborative process of scientific research, the critical reading of primary literature, the design and implementation of experimental studies, quantitative skills, and the interpretation and communication of research results. Like in all 200-level courses, students focus on the “process” of exploring biology. Emphasizes the quantitative aspects of ecology by exploring concepts of population and community ecology including competition and predation, the use of diversity and community similarity indices, population regulation models, island biogeography, food web analysis, and community and ecosystem-level processes. In addition to textbook readings, students also read papers from the primary literature on topics covered in class.

Credits: 1.00
Prerequisites: (  with a grade of C- or better) and (  with a grade of C- or better)
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Senior
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts Practices: Quantitative and Algorithmic Reasoning and The Process of Writing
Core Component: None

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