BIOL 3300. Ecology. 4 Hours.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2230, BIOL 2270, CHEM 1212/1212L, with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisite: BIOL 3200 or consent of instructor. Basic ecological principles including behavior of individuals, populations, and communities in the context of their physical and biotic environments. Reviews population genetics and basic evolution; emphasizes scientific method, including the role of theory, hypothesis testing, statistical analysis and scientific writing. Observation and data collection mostly in the field within a variety of local ecosystems. One weekend field trip required.