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BIOL 231 - General Ecology

(3,3) 4 Credits

General Education Course: Science (lab)
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102 - General Biology II .
Offered in the fall semester only. This course explores the interactions between organisms and the environment. Students will investigate and develop an understanding of the effects of physical and biological factors on the distribution and abundance of species. Major areas of focus include biogeography, adaptations and evolution, population biology, community, ecosystem, and landscape ecology, and applications to modern environmental problems. Lab consists of hands-on field research in local natural areas and a survey of important New Jersey ecosystems, patterns and processes. Students will utilize the scientific method, including generating research questions and hypotheses, identifying and using appropriate lab and field methods to collect data, and performing data analysis to accept/reject hypotheses to investigate terrestrial and aquatic systems.  Two weekend field trips are required.

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