An investigation of the study of interactions among organisms and interactions between organisms and the nonliving environment. Ecologists study these interactions to understand the patterns of organism abundance and distribution of organisms that occur in different ecosystems. In this course, students examine these interactions at the population, community, ecosystem, and landscape levels through classroom, field, and laboratory activities. Contemporary questions about sustainability, biological diversity, and global change will be examined at each of these levels using quantitative methods. Students design, perform, analyze, and report on a major research project. Three lecture-discussion class periods and one laboratory period per week.
BIOL 372 B1
Course Format Description
A mixture of synchronous, in-person lab (field) activities (twice per week) and online discussions (twice per week) during scheduled course times and asynchronous activities. Asynchronous activities include online simulations, quizzes, reading and writing, small group work, and field prep. All lab activities will be held outside, rain or shine. Be sure to dress appropriately.