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BIO 320 — Fundamentals of Ecology

Updated 30 June 2016

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Description: Organization, functioning, and development of ecological systems; energy flow; biogeochemical cycling; environmental relations; population dynamics. Prerequisites: BIO 187, 188; CHM 113, 115 or 116.

Current Section: I am not teaching BIO 320 this semester

The Instructor: Udo M. Savalli

Text: M.C. Molles 2013. Ecology: Concepts & Applications, 6th ed. McGraw-Hill.


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Lecture Schedule
(Summer 2016)

Week of:
Topic:
Chapter:
May 16 —Course Introduction
17 —What is Ecology?1
18 —Terrestrial Biomes2
19 —Aquatic Biomes3
20 —Evolution by Natural Selection4
 
23 —Ecological Physiology: Temperature5
24 —Ecological Physiology: Water6
25 —Ecological Physiology: Energy & Nutrients7
26 —Behavioral Ecology8
27 —Behavioral Ecology, continued8
 
30 —Memorial Day — No Class
31 —Exam 1
June 1 —Population Distributions9
2 —Population Dynamics & Growth10-11
3 —Life Histories12
 
6 —Interspecific Competition13
7 —Competition & Exploitation13-14
8 —Exploitation14
9 —Mutualism & Commensalism15
10 —Community Interactions & Diversity16-17
 
13 —Succession20
14 —Exam 2
15 —Ecosystems: Productivity18
16 —Ecosystems: Energy Flow18
17 —Nutrient Cycles19
 
20 —Landscape Ecology21
21 —Video: A River Reborn
22 —Biogeography22
23 —Global Ecology and Climate23
24 —Final Exam

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