IB 203 Ecology
Lecture & Lab Topics

Lecture Topics
Lab Topics
Exams
Introduction: The Web of Life I. Small Mammals + Vegetation
 
ORGANISMS & THEIR ENVIRONMENT

The Biosphere


The Physical Environment

II. Arthropod Abundance + Biomass

Evolution & Ecology


POPULATIONS

Life History

III. Computer: Intro to Excel/Library
 

Population Distribution/Abundance


Population Growth/Regulation 1

IV. Student Project 1-1 Field
 

Population Growth/Regulation 2


Human Population Growth/Footprint  V. Student Project 1-2 Field

 

Population Dynamics

 
 
VI. Student Project 1-3 Computer Data Analysis
EXAM 1

Conservation Biology

 
INTERACTIONS AMONG ORGANISMS

Competition

VII. Stream Ecology

Predation + Herbivory


Parasitism

VIII. Sustainability Campus Projects

Mutualism + Commensalism

COMMUNITIES

Nature of Community

IX. Student Project 2-1 Field
 

Change in Communities


Biogeography
X. Student Project 2-2 Field
 
Species Diversity  

 

XI. Student Project 2-3 Field
EXAM 2
ECOSYSTEMS + LARGE-SCALE ECOLOGY  

Landscape Ecology


Production

XII. Student Project 2-4 Computer Data Analysis


Energy Flow/Food Webs


Humans + Energy Use
XIII. Student Project 2-5 Peer Review/Plan Talk

Nutrient Cycles


Nutrient Supply

XIV. Student Project 2-6 The 7th Annual Ecology Symposium

Humans Alter Cycles  
Humans + Plant Earth
No lab

Dec 13 FINAL EXAM (Tuesday 7-10 PM)