Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Integrating ecological and biogeochemical concepts to understand the structuring of biological communities and ecological systems. Topics include community assembly, trophic dynamics, systems biology, ecosystem services, and biodiversity-ecosystem function.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesBio 350, 420; or equivalents.
 TaughtWinter odd years
Course Outcomes: 

Current Concepts

Introduce the current concepts and analytical skills used in community ecology (e.g. multivariate statistics).

Analyze Data

Develop skills needed to analyze community data sets for patterns and potential underlying processes.

Basic Literature

Sharpen skills of summarizing and synthesizing information from the basic literature.

Critical Thinking

Develop abilities to think critically. That is, to recognize your biases and objectively analyze a problem.