ENVIRON 281 - General Ecology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in EEB 381.
Cost:
>100
Advisory Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 & 172 & 173 or 195 & 173 AND a laboratory course in CHEM. BIOLOGY 172 and 173 are strongly recommended.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

The course introduces the basic concepts and principles of ecology as applied to the study of individuals, populations, and communities of both plants and animals.

Course topics include:

  • the roles of physical and biotic factors influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms;
  • the dynamics of population growth;
  • species interactions including competition, predation, mutualism;
  • the structure of ecological communities;
  • ecological succession; and
  • applications of ecology to problems of environment and resource management.

BIOLOGY 281 is a suitable prerequisite for intermediate and advanced courses in ecology.

There will be lectures and discussions. Three exams will constitute the main basis of evaluation.

Textbook: Elements of Ecology, Smith and Smith. 7th edition.

ENVIRON 281 - General Ecology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
33127
Open
1
 
2
MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: --DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPT. 12. NO CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE IS GRANTED TO THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED BIOL 381.
002 (DIS)
P
33129
Open
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M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
003 (DIS)
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33131
Closed
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M 1:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
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33133
Closed
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1
M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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33135
Closed
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1
M 3:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
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33137
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W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
33139
Open
3
 
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W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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ISBN: 0321559576
Elements of ecology, Author: Thomas M. Smith, Robert Leo Smith., Publisher: Benjamin Cummings 7th ed. 2008
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