BI 442 Current Topics in Ecology (Fall: 3)

Prerequisite: BI 201 (or BI 202)
Satisfies the advanced experience requirement for the Biology major.
Students in Ecology will investigate interrelationships among organisms and between organisms and their physical environments. Students will become familiar with looking at ecological processes on a hierarchy of interconnected levels, including those of the molecule, individual, population, community, and ecosystem. The class will discuss classic experiments in ecology, as well as unresolved ecological questions of special current relevance. There will be an emphasis on developing a conceptual understanding of ecological relationships, on exploring the analytical tools with which ecological hypotheses are generated and tested, and on appreciating the dynamic nature of populations and ecosystems.
Robert Wolff

Last Updated: 28-JAN-13