Fall 2022 - BISC 204 D100

Introduction to Ecology (3)

Class Number: 1698

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SSCC 9002, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to biotic-environmental relationships and dynamics; ecological concepts; population dynamics, variation, adaptation and evolution.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Grading

  • • Exams x3 55%
  • • Special Assignments (in-class and otherwise) 30%
  • • Paper Review 5%
  • • Attendance and Participation in Tutorial Sessions 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None.

RECOMMENDED READING:

The Economy of Nature by Robert E. Ricklefs and Rick Relyea, W. H. Freeman (7th  or 8th edition).

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html