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Botany/Zoology/Forest Ecology & Management 460
Home Department: Botany
Offered Semester I, II, often Summer; 4 credits; lecture and
For majors in biological sciences.
Prerequisites: 1 year introductory biology or botany and
About the Course
Ecology focuses on the interaction
organisms with each other and the environment. This course examines the
proximate and ultimate causes of patterns in the distribution and
of individual organisms, and in the composition, structure and dynamics
of communities, ecosystems, landscapes, and the biosphere. We study
relationships, often in quantitative terms, in both field and
settings, using both theoretical and empirical approaches.
- Learn to think like an ecologist
- Learn some tools an ecologist uses
- Learn information about ecology
Each instructor has their
own version of the course; click on each name to see materials for that
- Thomas J. Givnish
teaches General Ecology Semester II in odd-numbered years.
- Ellen Damschen teaches
General Ecology Semester I - fall of each year.
- Donald M. Waller teaches
General Ecology in spring 2012 - Semester II 2011-12 . Materials for
his version of the course have not yet been posted.
- Susan Will-Wolf coordinates
for Semesters I and II each year.
Fall 2011 the course is taught by Ellen Damschen
Page maintained by Susan Will-Wolf; click to
This page last updated: August 2011
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