BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Section: 003 Amazon Rain Forests
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Course Note:
These seminars, which are restricted to first-year students, are small-group classes (approximately 15-25 students) taught by regular and emeritus faculty.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Credit Exclusions:
Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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:

The tropics harbor the Earth’s greatest concentration of biological diversity. Within the terrestrial tropics, the most staggering levels of unexplored biological diversity are found in the Amazon basin. In this class we will attempt to understand the factors that promote biological diversification in the tropics. Then we will focus on the Amazon basin, and examine the geological and climatic factors that set the stage for its evolutionary and ecological complexity. We will discuss human influences on Amazonian ecology, and the challenges posed by global climate change.

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BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
10973
Closed
0
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
10974
Open
1
1Y1
-
Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28698
Open
3
4Y1
-
MWF 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
28702
Open
14
14Y1
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 0199285888
Tropical rain forest ecology, diversity, and conservation, Author: Jaboury Ghazoul and Douglas Sheil., Publisher: Oxford University Press Repr. with 2010
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