2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    Nov 13, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 332 - Tropical Ecology


Addresses tropical ecology starting with the discoveries and theories of early explorers to modern theories of biogeography of species richness. Students also learn about the human impacts on tropical diversity and the sustainability of tropical ecosystems. Students use seminal papers as readings and discuss questions that are still debated by tropical ecologists: Why are the tropics so diverse? How is this diversity maintained? How do communities respond to disturbance? And how does global warming affect communities and species richness? Students design experiments and write proposals on field projects that are executed during the extended study portion of the course.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: BIOL 332E  
Prerequisites: BIOL 201  or BIOL 202  or BIOL 203  or BIOL 204  or BIOL 205  or BIOL 206  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None


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