Fundamentals of Ecology

PREREQUISITES: BIOL-UA 100 OR BIOL-UA 11 OR BIOL-UA 13 OR BIOL-UA 9011 AND BIOL-UA 9012 OROR BIOL-UA14 OR BIOL-UA 9012 RECOMMENDED AS CONCURRENT OR FOLLOW-UP COURSES: BIOL-UA 0016 & BIOL-UA 0017.

**COURSE IS OPEN TO BIOLOGY MAJORS ONLY DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF REGISTRATION Ecology is the study of the interaction between organisms and the environment. In this course we will investigate the relationship between abiotic (nonliving) and biotic (living) components of an ecosystem. Building upon an introduction to environmental factors, we will examine the interplay between these components at the organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels. Throughout the course, we will discuss current ecological applications and issues, such as habitat destruction, sustainability, disease, invasive species, and global climate change. This is a lecture course designed primarily for students majoring in biology (ecology track) and environmental studies. This course is not intended for college freshman. In addition to the prerequisites, it is strongly encouraged that you have also completed college level math prior to enrolling in this course. If you have not taken the course prerequisites, you are very likely to have a difficult time doing well in this course

Students investigate the relationship between abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem. Building upon an introduction to environmental factors, students examine the interplay between these components at the organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels. Throughout the course, we discuss current ecological applications and issues, such as habitat destruction, sustainability, disease, invasive species, and global climate change. Intended for students majoring in biology (ecology track) and environmental studies.

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Fall 2020

1
Katie Schneider Paolantonio
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM ONLI
1
Shaista Madad
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM ONLI