Ecology & Evolution of the Organism
This course introduces students to theyfundamentals of ecology and evolution throughydiscussions of and laboratory activities relatedyto the history of life on Earth, interactionsyamong organisms and between organisms and theyenvironment, population and community dynamics,ythe mechanisms of evolution, speciation, andyextinction. Students successfully completing theycourse will be able to draw connections betweenyecology and evolution as interrelated aspects ofybiology and will be prepared to continue on toygenetics (BIO 260) and upper-level electives,yparticularly courses focusing on ecology,yevolution, and organismal biology. Prerequisite:yBIO-120, or permission. Offered spring term.