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BI 329 Ecology

(4 Credits)
This course investigates the factors that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms, including evolution of adaptations, behavior, and niches, population growth and population regulation, competition, predation, plant community succession, and ecosystem nutrient cycling. The course will introduce students to ecological concepts using both plant and animal examples from the scientific literature, and students will learn to model those concepts mathematically.

Three class hours and three laboratory hours weekly; field trips. Fall and Spring

Prerequisite: BI 101 , BI 102 ; or written permission of the instructor and Department Chair.
Corequisite: BI329L