Course content will characterize the physico-chemical environment and the limits it imposes upon organisms and describe the structure and functioning of populations, communities and ecosystems. Consideration will also be given to current ecological theories and their historical roots, drawing upon examples from the animal, plant and microbial realm. Landscape and human ecology will be explored.
PREREQ: BIO 120 OR 213 and MAT 158 OR 179, or instructor permission. OFFERED: Fall NOTE: Course laboratory exercises will complement lecture material and include several field trips. CREDIT: 3