BIOL208 - Ecology and Field Biology
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102 and MATH 131 .
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 151 or MATH 152 or appropriate score on the CLM placement test.
Description: This course is designed for science majors and for students enrolled in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Option. Through laboratory exercises and classroom experiences, the student will investigate and demonstrate an understanding of the processes regulating the distribution and abundance of living organisms. Topics include interactions among organisms and their environment, population ecology, community ecology, and the energy flow and trophic structure of ecosystems. Lecture, laboratory experiences and field trips are designed to introduce qualitative and quantitative methods for the measurement of factors and populations in field situations, procedures for recording and analyzing data, and coverage of current topics and trends in ecology. NOTE: This course is offered only in the Fall Term.
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