Fall 2022 - BISC 204 D100
Introduction to Ecology (3)
Class Number: 1698
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 10, 2022
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
1 778 782-4163
Prerequisites:BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.
An introduction to biotic-environmental relationships and dynamics; ecological concepts; population dynamics, variation, adaptation and evolution.
Biology 204 (Introduction to Ecology) emphasizes understanding species interactions in biological communities and the relationships between communities and the environment. Serves as a prerequisite to many 400-level BISC courses and senior seminars in ecology, population and conservation biology. Grades for this course will be based on student performance on a variety of in-class activities and exams, out-of-class homework assignments, and participation in tutorial sessions.
- • Exams x3 55%
- • Special Assignments (in-class and otherwise) 30%
- • Paper Review 5%
- • Attendance and Participation in Tutorial Sessions 10%
The Economy of Nature by Robert E. Ricklefs and Rick Relyea, W. H. Freeman (7th or 8th edition).
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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