Course objectives•Enrich your life•Continue to learn the process of science•Become familiar with major ecological and evolutionary processes
How to do well•Attend class (5%)•Read the text•Do the homework (mainly in lab)•Ask questions
About this course•About me
About this course•About Powerpoint•Blackboard
About this course•Tests•Syllabus•Grading•Exams, in-class exercises, 3 x 5 cards, laboratory•
EcologyHow organisms interact with their environment.•distribution•abundance•Where organisms are found (distribution)•Why do they occur there (and not somewhere else)•How many occur there (abundance)•Stresses the concept of relationships
What level of biological organization do ecologists study?