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.
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.