Jan 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue

BI 312 - Ecology


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 4

This course focuses on important principles that govern all ecosystems, including how biotic and abiotic factors converge to create natural systems, and how interactions and interdependencies among organisms shape biological communities. Course objectives will be achieved using lectures and a writing assignment that tests a novel hypothesis, using data drawn from peer reviewed scientific literature. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on a semester long ecological experiment. Students will analyze the data and use the results to write a professional-quality scientific paper. Prerequisite(s): BI 101  and BI 102 , or BI 111 , BI 112 , BI 113 .