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Plant Population and Community Ecology (402-0-1)


Amy Marie Iler

Meeting Info

Technological Institute A110: Tues, Thurs 12:30PM - 1:50PM

Overview of class

Community ecology investigates the dynamics of populations and how those scale up to affect the composition and dynamics of ecological communities. Readings, discussions, lectures, and activities will address the forms and drivers of population dynamics, how communities are organized, how they interact with their biotic and abiotic environments, how they are studied, and how they are influenced by anthropogenic impacts like climate change, invasive species, and habitat loss.

Teaching Method

Lectures, literature and text readings, discussions, and activities.

Evaluation Method

Two exams (including the Final Exam), class participation, quizzes, and a design an experiment assignment that includes a short presentation.