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Last approved: Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:01:33 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (BISC)
BISC
2456
General Ecology Laboratory
General Ecology Laboratory
Fall 2017
1
Course Type
Laboratory
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade

No
No
BISC 1115 and 1125; and BISC 1116 and BISC 1126
Corequisites
BISC 2454 - General Ecology

24

Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?
No
 
Yes
Fee Type
Lab
100
Lab materials
No


Practical exercises and field-trips are used to explore the core concepts of the field of ecology across different hierarchical scales of ecological systems. Laboratory fee.
The overarching learning outcome is to be able to identify, investigate, and understand the interactions between organisms and the natural world. Specific goals include the following: • Recognize the components, interactions, and processes of ecological systems at different scales. • Explain how organisms are adapted to their physical and biological environment. • Describe patterns of population growth and geographical spread, both qualitatively and quantitatively. • Identify different classes of community-level interactions among organisms, and explain how these interactions might influence species coexistence. • Calculate basic biodiversity metrics and interpret differences in biodiversity patterns among locations. • Understand how local ecological interactions integrate with ecosystem-level and global processes. • Be able to critically evaluate claims about ecological processes and data in the news.
The lab component has become its own course.
Course Attribute
CCAS - GCR: Natural Sciences
Sustainability Track A

Key: 10294