Principles of EcologyCourse ID: ENVS 280
School:Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Program: School of Environmental Sustainability
Credit Hours: 3
Course DescriptionThe purpose of this course is to foster an in-depth understanding of ecology, the study of relationships between organisms and the environment at organizational scales ranging from genes, individuals, and populations to communities, ecosystems, and landscapes. Topics include population dynamics, species interactions, community dynamics, food webs, ecosystem functions, and landscape ecology with a strong emphasis on scientific inquiry and data interpretation. Outcome: Students will understand key concepts and principles concerning ecological processes in nature at the gene, individual, population, community, ecosystem and landscape scales and apply knowledge of ecological concepts to current environmental challenges.
Prerequisite/sENVS 237 or CHEM 101 Restricted to majors within SES.
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