Dec 03, 2020  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

BI 242 - Community Ecology


The primary goal of this course is to study the factors that control biological diversity. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on natural New England communities emphasizing aquatic habitats. Field experiences will be supplemented with laboratory experiments and mathematical models used to simulate the behavior of natural communities. Lecture topics will include subjects such as the impacts of disturbance on communities, island biogeography, null models, and keystone species.

Prerequisites: BI 151, BI 153

Credits: 4 cr.
Laboratory Fee: yes