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BIOL 312. General Ecology

Credits: 4
Department: Biology
Description: Interactions between organisms and their organic and inorganic environment. Biomes, climate, populations, communities, biotic interactions, energy and nutrients, landscape and spatial ecology, biodiversity patterns.
Prerequisites: BIOL 306 or BIOL 308; CHEM 210
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply the scientific method to experimental problems in ecology.
2. Calculate measures of population growth and biodiversity indices.
3. Summarize principles of behavioral ecology, population ecology, community ecology and ecosystem ecology.
4. Generate experimental hypotheses and carry out experiments, including correct data analysis and conclusions.
5. Compare characteristics of aquatic and terrestrial environments, and explain the abiotic principles which determine those characteristics.
6. Analyze the adaptations and responses living organisms have to their environment.






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