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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA BIO205H5F LEC0101 Ecology Course Outline - Fall 2011 Mon, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM IB 110 Instructor Christoph Richter Office Location DV3058 Office Hours Mon: 14:00 - 16:00, Thu, 10:00 - 12:00 Telephone 905-569-4735 E-mail Address [email protected] Course Web Site Blackboard Co-Instructor Peter Kotanen Office Location DV3041 Office Hours Mon: 12:00-14:00 Telephone 905-828-5365 E-mail Address [email protected] Teaching Assistant Geraldine Albanez E-mail Address [email protected] Teaching Assistant Andrew Catalano E-mail Address [email protected] Teaching Assistant Noah Frank E-mail Address [email protected] Teaching Assistant Ryan Godfrey E-mail Address [email protected] Teaching Assistant Daz Kambo E-mail Address [email protected] Teaching Assistant Yoonsoo Lee E-mail Address [email protected] Course Description An introduction to the scientific study of ecology, emphasizing the structure and dynamics of populations, communities and ecosystems. Topics include population growth and regulation, competition, predation, biodiversity, succession, and nutrient cycling. Classic models and studies will be supplemented with both plant and animal examples. [24L, 18T] Prerequisite: (BIO152H5, 153H5)/ (ENV100Y5 for students in Environmental Programs) (SCI) Distribution Requirement: SCI The UTM Calendar states that students who lack the prerequisites for a course can be deregistered at any time BIO205H5F - Richter, Christoph Page 1 of 6
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Objectives Course goals This course introduces students to the science of ecology by emphasizing the dynamic nature of interactions between organisms and the environment they live in. We will study these interactions at a range of temporal and spatial scales using a variety of techniques and methods. Thus, students will gain a thorough understanding of the types of questions, hypotheses, tools and aims ecologists employ. Learning objectives Through examining interactions between organisms and their environmnent, students will learn basic ecological concepts and theories and gain experience with some of the quantitative methods and techniques used by ecologists. Analysis and interpretation of data collected by the students in the field will provide opportunities to practice quantitative and analyitical skills, critical thinking, and deepen the understanding of the scientific process. Presentations by student groups require synthesis of primary literature and skills in presenting complex topics in an effective and understandable manner. Required Textbook and Materials Smith & Smith. Elements of Ecology, 7th Edition. Benjamin Cummings. i-clicker
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