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ENV 502 Principles of Ecology

(First semester—odd years/3 credits) 

This course analyzes the interactions between living organisms and the environment. A quantitative approach will be used to examine the population dynamics of plants and animals, community interactions such as competition and predation and ecosystem processes including succession, energy flow and nutrient cycles. The application of modern ecological theory to current environmental problems will be emphasized including the observed and anticipated ecological impacts of global climate change.