2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CBIOL 2505 Ecology with Lab

This course introduces students to the basic principles of ecological science. Models for population growth, nutrient cycle, food chains, and the extinction and conservation of endangered species are explored in communities of plants and animals. Field trips to local ecosystems (temperate forest, beach intertidal zone, and offshore ocean) enhance students' abilities in observation and analysis and are a major component of the course. Computer simulation is used to illustrate models and principles.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Any CBIOL or CPHYS class. CBIOL 1101 or equivalent are strongly recommended.

Offered

Fall semester.