GEP 340

Applied Ecology

This course explores major concepts of ecology and examines current environmental issues in light of these concepts. Topics include: relationship between organisms and the physical environment, community-level ecological processes, the structure and function of ecosystems and their distribution on the planet, evolutionary processes, and population ecology. Environmental issues include loss of biodiversity, global climate change, invasive species, and others. Development of speaking and writing skills is a significant element of the course. Field trip required. Prerequisite: GEP 201 and GEP 280 or consent of instructor.

completion of GEP 201 and GEP 280 or consent of the instructor