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2020-2021 Academic Catalogue 
2020-2021 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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 .