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PrinciplesSyllabus - Principles of Ecology Biology 313 Dr....

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Principles of Ecology Biology 313 Dr. Jon Stern HH 217 Office Hours: MW 10-11 or by appointment Email: jonney@sfsu.edu (please put Bio 313 in subject line) Phone: 415.338.6387 “Ecology is Not Rocket Science, Rocket Science is Easy” --Anon OUTLINE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE Ecology is the study of abundance, distribution of organisms, and how they interact with one another and the environment. Sounds simple… In this class we will discuss concepts of Ecological Theory from the perspective of individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. The following ecological concepts will be covered: competition, predator/prey interactions, co-evolution, parasite-host interactions, nutrient cycles and food webs. Examples will be drawn from Marine, Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems. Climate change will comprise the latter part of the semester. We will play with a Climate Change Model, a simplified version of the model used by NASA scientists! This is so cool! The overall goal of this class is to help make you ecologically literate. Are
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