Course Information

Principles of Ecology

Course ID: ENVS 280
School:School of Environmental Sustainability
Program: School of Environmental Sustainability
Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

The 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.

Course runs May 14 - June 2, 2023

Course taught at LUREC in Woodstock, IL. Students required to live at LUREC for the entirety of the session.

ENVS 286s is a co-requisite of this class. Students must enroll in both ENVS 280 and 286s.

Learn more about Summer Sessions courses at the Retreat and Ecology Campus.


ENVS 237 or CHEM 101; Restricted to Majors and Minors in the School of Environmental Sustainability

Course Offering

Session Day Time Instructor Location
Early TBA TBA Dybzinski OFF

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