L41 Biol 381 Introduction to Ecology

This course explores the science of ecology, including factors that control the distribution and population dynamics of organisms, the structure and function of biological communities, how energy and nutrients flow across ecosystems, and what principles govern ecological responses to global climatic and other environmental changes. The class format includes lectures, discussions and small group exercises. Assignments include quantitative data analysis, ecological modeling and scientific writing.

Credit 3 units. A&S: NS A&S IQ: NSM Art: NSM BU: SCI

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Environmental Studies


...modeling and scientific writing. Same as L41 Biol 381 Credit 3 units. A&S : NS...



Biology is an exciting, diverse field ranging from the molecular biology of individual cells to interactions among entire populations of organisms. Members of the biology faculty are recognized internationally for their research and bring a variety of strengths and teaching styles into the classroom. The major program in biology provides a thorough education in the history of scientific discovery in biology, the logical and statistical procedures used to formulate and to test biological hypotheses, and technical skills needed for conducting contemporary biological research.