BIOEE 3610

BIOEE 3610

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This course provides an in depth survey of ecology emphasizing conceptual foundations and the integration of experimental and quantitative approaches, including population and community ecology, ecosystem biology, and ecological modeling. Current and classical ecological research is used to introduce major concepts and methods, derive major ecological principles, and critically discuss their applicability on multiple organizational levels, on multiple scales, and in a variety of ecosystems. Weekly discussion/lab sections focus on measurement techniques and computation (modeling, simulation and data analysis using the R language).

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one semester of calculus and BIOEE 1610 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS, BIO-AS, SMR-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

Comments Biological Sciences majors in the EEB concentration must take course for a letter grade.

Outcomes
  • Read, synthesize and critically discuss contemporary published research in ecology. Analyze ecological systems in terms of proximate and ultimate causation, and be able to work with multi-level systems interactions.
  • Use basic conceptual and analytical tools for describing and quantifying ecological relationships.
  • Understand and use fundamental analytical methods to describe structure and dynamics of populations and communities. Make predictions about population and community dynamics based on knowledge about biotic and abiotic factors influencing species interactions. Integrate knowledge about species interactions to explain higher level ecosystem processes.
  • Evaluate differences across ecosystems in terms of differences in rates of metabolism and the relative open-ness of ecosystem cycles.
  • Critically evaluate data from whole-ecosystem experiments and cross-ecosystem studies.
  • Analyze some of the complex interactions between global change and ecological structure and function.
  • "Read" a model, interpreting its equations as statements about underlying processes and assumptions about system structure and function.
  • Modify existing models for applications to related systems or alternative scenarios.
  • Use the R scripting language as an environment for implementing ecological models and studying their behavior.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2385BIOEE 3610  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Ellner, S

      Sparks, J

      van Nouhuys, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: One semester of calculus and BIOEE 1610 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Biological sciences majors in the EEB concentration must take course for a letter grade.

  •  2479BIOEE 3610  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  2531BIOEE 3610  DIS 202

    • WWarren Hall 401
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Ellner, S

      Sparks, J

      van Nouhuys, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20527BIOEE 3610  LEC 002

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Ellner, S

      Sparks, J

      van Nouhuys, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: One semester of calculus and BIOEE 1610 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Biological sciences majors in the EEB concentration must take course for a letter grade.

  • 20526BIOEE 3610  DIS 203

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Ellner, S

      Sparks, J

      van Nouhuys, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20528BIOEE 3610  DIS 204

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Ellner, S

      Sparks, J

      van Nouhuys, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online