Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NTRES 3220 - Global Ecology and Management

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: college-level biology and general ecology course.

J. B. Yavitt.

The subjects of biogeography, ecology, and biodiversity have patterns and processes that emerge only at the global scale. Recognizing the global importance of these patterns and processes is even more imperative in light of the tremendous increase in the human population size and the effects of humans on the Earth. This course is an introduction to the field of global ecology. Topics include comparative ecology and biogeography, community ecology, island biogeography, and ramifications of global climatic change.

Outcome 1: Describe and explain key concepts and principles fundamental to the understanding of the biological, chemical, physical, and geological complexities of natural habitats distributed across the Earth’s continental and marine environments;

Outcome 2: Investigate an ecological topic of interest via research and writing;

Outcome 3: Discuss and debate controversial topics.

Outcome 4: Synthesize course content via writing and examination.

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