This course examines interrelationships between individuals and their abiotic environment as well as population- and community-level interactions. General principles will be applied to a range of organisms, including plants, animals, microorganisms, and humans. Labs will vary in structure and will emphasize the collection and evaluation of numerical data to test hypotheses.
As a student in this course, you are expected to engage with course material both during class meetings and in your own time. Students completing this course should see significant growth in their skills of data collection and data analysis and will exhibit comprehension and synthesis of the fundamental principles of general ecology.