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The links between evolution and ecology, population dynamics, community structure and function, and ecosystem function on local and global scales. Basic ecology is needed to understand environmental problems and to conserve biodiversity. This course includes investigations in both field and laboratory.  4 credit hrs. & Advanced Composition credit

Prerequisites:  IB 150 and MCB 150

Required Text:  Ecology, 2e by Cain, Bowman and Hacker can be purchased as hard back or loose leaf from the bookstore or as an etext through Course Smart.
Course Goals

At the end of the course, a student should have become "ecologically literate," i.e. be able to:

1) understand basic ecological concepts that explain natural ecosystems;

2) know how ecological concepts apply to solving "real" world, human-induced environmental problems;

3) generate new ecological knowledge, i.e. conduct an ecological investigation using all steps in the "scientific process";

4) communicate ecological concepts formally in science writing and presentations and informally to those less knowledgeable about ecology;

5) understand how his/her personal decisions/actions affect the planet's ecology; and

6) use knowledge, logic and critical thinking skills in new situations.

Dr. Carol Augspurger

School of Integrative Biology
Department of Plant Biology

Office: 155 Morrill Hall
Email:  carolaug@illinois.edu
Phone:  333-1298
Office Hours: 2 pm Thursday and by appointment

Time and Place
Lecture:  T,Th 12:30 - 1:50, 228 Natural History Building

Lab: once weekly in 277 Morrill Hall