BIO 1302: Ecology and the Environment


Introduces basic ecological concepts and their relevance to human impacts on natural systems. Students explore ecosystem structure and function, population ecology, and current environmental issues related to sustainability and the use of natural resources.


  1. Explain the importance of ecological concepts in everyday life.
  2. Describe the various factors that affect population growth regulation.
  3. Identify the various ways in which organisms interact with their environment.
  4. Summarize the importance of biodiversity within the environment.
  5. Detail the global exchange of nutrients through biogeochemical cycles.
  6. Describe the various factors that affect the evolution of ecological systems.
  7. Identify ways in which ecology can be used to solve environmental issues.




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