CMPLXSYS 435 - Ecological Networks
Winter 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Complex Systems (CMPLXSYS)
Department: LSA Complex Systems
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Course Note:
This class uses a fair amount of math (differential equations, nonlinear dynamics) and programming in MATLAB, thus students should feel comfortable with those techniques to fully engage with the class material.
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Quantitative skills and a general knowledge of biology recommended.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Networks have revolutionized the way we understand, represent and analyze complex systems. In particular, Ecology has greatly benefited from network theory to analyze the (inherently complex) structure and dynamics of ecological systems. This course introduces fundamental concepts and recent ecological theory on the structure and dynamics of networks composed by species connected via antagonistic (e.g. who eats whom) and/or mutualistic (e.g. plant-pollinator) interactions. These concepts and theories will be introduced via lectures and regular reading of primary literature, and actively learned via individual and group analysis of empirical data, mathematical models and computational tools. We will also elucidate how to use ecological networks to inform real-world problems such as the current environmental crisis.


CMPLXSYS 435 - Ecological Networks
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/8/20 - 4/21/20

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