Biology (BIOL) - Community Ecology

BIOL 3437  Community Ecology


BIOL 2446 or MATH 1257


Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory work per week for one term.




This course compares the structure, function, and limiting factors of a variety of communities such as grasslands, forests, marine, wetland and riparian. Related topics will include keystone and indicator species, aspects of ecological succession, the use of Forest Ecosystem Classifications in forest management, and statistical methods for community analysis with emphasis on multivariate techniques. Student projects will be an important component of the course.

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