Middlebury

BIOL 0230

Global Change Biology

Global Change Biology
We will examine the effects of global climate change on the earth system. Our emphasis will be on exploring what we know about the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and the organisms that inhabit them. We will examine primary literature-based case studies to reveal how biologists study processes of change on local and global scales, and we will assess how accurately we can predict future changes in species distribution and ecosystem function. In lab, we will apply simulation techniques to predict carbon dioxide and global temperatures into the next century, and couple citizen science platforms (e.g. iNaturalist) with species distribution modeling to predict ecological interactions in future climates. No prior computational modeling experience required/assumed. (BIOL 0140) 3 hrs. lect. 3 hrs. lab.
Subject:
Biology
Department:
Biology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI

Sections

Spring 2022

BIOL0230A-S22 Lecture (Coe)
BIOL0230Z-S22 Lab (Coe)

Spring 2021

BIOL0230A-S21 Lecture (Coe)
BIOL0230Z-S21 Lab (Coe)

Spring 2020

BIOL0230A-S20 Lecture (Coe)
BIOL0230Z-S20 Lab (Coe)

Fall 2018

BIOL0230A-F18 Lecture (Lloyd)

Fall 2012

BIOL0230A-F12 Lecture (Lloyd)

Spring 2012

BIOL0230A-S12 Lecture (Lloyd)
BIOL0230Y-S12 Discussion (Lloyd)
BIOL0230Z-S12 Discussion (Lloyd)

Spring 2010

BIOL0230A-S10 Lecture (Lloyd)
BIOL0230Y-S10 Discussion (Lloyd)
BIOL0230Z-S10 Discussion (Lloyd)

Spring 2009

BIOL0230A-S09 Lecture (Lloyd)
BIOL0230Y-S09 Discussion (Lloyd)
BIOL0230Z-S09 Discussion (Lloyd)