BIOEE 4780

BIOEE 4780

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Examines ecosystem structure, carbon and energy flow, and nutrient cycles, and how these processes respond to environmental variations. Reviews classic ecosystem experiments, and considers effects on ecosystems from human-driven environmental changes, such as climate change, air pollution, excess nitrogen use, and land-use change.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOEE 1610 or equivalent.

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

  • Understand the theory and measurement of central processes in ecosystem ecology, across a range of ecosystems.
  • Predict the response of these processes to variation in biotic and abiotic factors, such as light, water, nutrient supply, community structure, and disturbance.
  • Apply understanding of ecosystem processes to predict the impacts of human-accelerated environmental change on ecosystem processes and function.
  • Apply a quantitative approach to ecosystem biology.
  • Critically evaluate literature on ecosystem ecology through regular reading assignments throughout the term.
  • Synthesize information from the primary literature to address a central question of interest in ecosystem ecology.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17080 BIOEE 4780   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: BIOEE 1610 or equivalent.