A broad study of concepts in the science of ecology. This course stresses the biotic and abiotic interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms. The laboratory component consists of both on-campus laboratory work and intensive field experiences including at least one overnight outing. Students with organismal and environmental interests desiring a field component are encouraged to participate. Occasional Saturday and weekend field trips are required.
Prerequisites: Biology 130/131, Biology 140/141 or Biology 120 and Chemistry 120/125