Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 315 - Principles of Ecology


(5-0-5)
Prerequisite: BIO 112  or BIO 101  
This course is an overview of the relationships among organisms and their abiotic and biotic environments.  The processes and properties of populations, communities, and ecosystems will be emphasized.  The role and influence of humans on natural systems will also be considered.  The course will cover key ecological concepts including mutualism, competition, predation, parsitism, keystone species, succession, community stability and diversity, trophic structure, nutrient cycles and food webs, ecological footprints, invasive species, habitat loss and fragmentation, disease ecology, carrying capacity, and population growth.

 

Note: This course is also available as an online course. 



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