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BIOL0140A-F12

Ecology and Evolution

Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91157

Course

BIOL0140

All Sections in Fall 2012

Fall 2012

BIOL0140A-F12 Lecture (Allen)
BIOL0140U-F12 Lab (Nurok)
BIOL0140V-F12 Lab (Backus)
BIOL0140W-F12 Lab (Backus)
BIOL0140X-F12 Lab (Nurok)
BIOL0140Y-F12 Lab (Nurok)
BIOL0140Z-F12 Lab (Nurok)