BIO 270 Ecology

Ecology explores the interactions between organisms and their biotic and abiotic environments at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Topics include: factors affecting organisms at the population, community, and ecosystem levels and the effect of human actions on natural systems. Practical aspects of studying ecology involve work in the laboratory, computer simulations and modeling, and field work. This course emphasizes the fundamentals of study, design sampling, field techniques, data analysis, and written and oral presentation of results. Includes one three-hour laboratory per week and weekend field trips to be arranged.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

Any 100-level Biology course (except BIO 103) or permission of instructor

Corequisite

BIO 270L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science