381. General Ecology. Biol. 152-154 or
195 (or the equivalent); and a laboratory course in chemistry.
(6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies
a Biology laboratory requirement.
Section 201. This 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 role of physical and biotic factors influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms, dynamics of single species populations, competitive, predator-prey, and mutualistic interactions, community organization, ecological succession, evolutionary aspects of ecology, and current applications of ecology to problems of environment and resource management. Biology 381 is a suitable prerequisite for intermediate and advanced courses in ecology. There are four lectures a week. The laboratory meets four days a week for three hours at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 1800 Dixboro Road. Field trips to outlying study areas are included. Free bus transportation between the Main Campus and the Botanical Gardens is provided. Cost:3 WL:1
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