2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

BIO 616 Population-Community Ecology

Fundamental principles of population growth and regulation, community structure and diversity, focusing on intra- and interspecific interactions. Implications for over-population, endangered species, and pest and game management are explored. Principles of ecological organization are evaluated at the community level with an emphasis on the processes that influence community structure and function. The laboratory will use computer simulations and analysis of ecological data to test hypotheses, critically review research results/theories and formulate new questions.

Prerequisites: BIO 216 or equivalent introductory ecology course.