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BIOL 398 - Selected Topics in Ecology and Evolution

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: BIOL 220, and at least junior standing. Topics include ecology, behavior, evolution, and natural history of selected taxonomic groups. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Fall 2018, BIOL 398-01: Topics in Ecology and Evolution: Biodiversity and Conservation (3). Prerequisites: BIOL 220 and at least junior standing. The recognition, late in the 20th century, that biological diversity is threatened with precipitous decline, has stimulated a great deal of research, as well as the emergence of a new scientific discipline: conservation ecology. The aim of this course is to introduce you to some of the major ideas and research efforts in ecology, especially as they relate to conservation of biodiversity. We sample research papers from the primary literature to see how scientific hypothesis testing is conducted in the messy laboratory of the great outdoors. Hurd.

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