The study of plant communities and the factors that affect them. Introduction to species interactions, life history patterns and allocation of resources, the concepts of the community, biomes of North America, and ecological succession. Fieldwork will involve survey of ecological communities in Central New York and application of ecological methods in sampling one of these communities.
PREREQ: BIO 120 OR 213, or instructor permission. OFFERED: Fall NOTE: BIO 320 is recommended. CREDIT: 3