Community & Population Ecology (349-0-1)
Amy Marie Iler
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.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed BIOL_SCI 203-0, or BIOL_SCI 339-0, or BIOL_SCI 341-0, or BIOL_SCI 342-0, or ENVR_SCI 202-0 to register for this course. Exceptions will only be granted under special circumstances.
Lectures, literature and text readings, discussions, and activities.
Two exams (including the Final Exam), class participation, quizzes, and a design an experiment assignment that includes a short presentation.
Class Materials (Required)
Community Ecology by Gary Mittelbach and Brian McGill (2nd ed) ISBN: 9780198835868
Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Students must have completed BIOL_SCI 203-0, or BIOL_SCI 339-0, or BIOL_SCI 341, or BIOL_SCI 342-0, or ENVR_SCI 202-0 to register for this course.