BIOL 3135 Ecology 4/0/4

Prerequisite: ( BIOL 1107 or BIOL 2107 with a minimum grade of C ) and ( BIOL 1107L or BIOL 2107L with a minimum grade of C ) and ( BIOL 1108 or BIOL 2108 with a minimum grade of C ) and ( BIOL 1108L or BIOL 2108L with a minimum grade of C ) and CHEM 1211K or ( CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L ) and CHEM 1212K or ( CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L )

This course is designed to familiarize Biology majors with the factors controlling the structure and function of populations, communities, and ecosystems. The role of evolutionary processes in the structure and function of these systems will also be explored. Basic concepts will be synthesized and reinforced by investigating the dynamics of the aquatic life zones and terrestrial biomes on earth.