Associate in Science Instruction in Biology
Courses offered in the past four years.
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BIOL 0140 - Ecology and Evolution ▲
Ecology and Evolution
In this introduction to ecology and evolutionary biology we will cover the topics of interspecific interactions (competition, predation, mutualism), demography and life-history patterns, succession and disturbance in natural communities, species diversity, stability and complexity, causes of evolutionary change, speciation, phylogenetic reconstruction, and population genetics. The laboratory component will examine lecture topics in detail (such as measuring the evolutionary response of bacteria, adaptations of stream invertebrates to life in moving water, invasive species and their patterns of spread). We will emphasize experimental design, data collection in the field and in the laboratory, data analysis, and writing skills. This course is not open to seniors and second semester juniors. 3 hrs. lect./disc./3 hrs. lab
Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013