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BIOL 265: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (3 credits)

Course Description

Principles of ecology and evolution for life science majors stressing integrated approach and recent advance. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Credit for BIOL 171/171L and 172/172L; or one year of introductory college biology plus labs; or equivalent preparation; or consent of the instructor.

Co-Requisite(s): BIOL 265L; or consent of instructor

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the appropriate terminology when describing, explaining, and applying ecological theory.
  • Summarize abiotic environmental features including climate, soil and geographical structure.
  • Identify the biological and physical structures of ecosystems, major biogeochemical cycles, and energy flow.
  • Examine the basic principles of population dynamics including birth and mortality rates, population growth models, life history strategies, competition and carrying capacity.
  • Define the interactions within communities including interspecific competition, predation, and mutualism.
  • Describe the evolutionary adaptations of organisms to their environment.
  • Give examples of evolutionary principles that produced unique island communities.
  • Evaluate the impact of habitat alteration and destruction, loss of biodiversity, and effects of alien species.
  • Interpret and produce tabular and graphical representations of information, including tables, graphs, and maps.
  • Locate and critique the value of printed and online resources.
  • Evaluate the consequences of population growth, increased resource use and pollution on global ecosystems.

Degrees and Certificates

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Classes Offered

  • Fall 2009 - MW, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale ʻImiloa 123, Dave Krupp - CRN: 62299 - view syllabus
  • Fall 2007 - MW, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale ʻImiloa 123, M Manning - CRN: 61261
  • Spring 2004 - MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale ʻImiloa 123, Dave Krupp - CRN: 63094