Fall 2023 - BISC 204 D100
Class Number: 1942
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Oct 6, 2023: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Oct 11 – Dec 5, 2023: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 14, 2023
Thu, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
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Prerequisites:BISC 101 and 102, both with a minimum grade of C-.
Introduces the different approaches used to study the natural world and explores ecological concepts and theory relating to animal behaviour, population dynamics, the distribution of species, structure of communities and the function of ecosystems.
An introduction to biotic-environmental relationships and dynamics; ecological concepts; biodiversity, population dynamics, variation, adaptation and evolution.
- Midterms I, II and III (20% each) 60%
- PowerPoint Presentation 30%
- Tutorial Participation 10%
Krebs, C.J., Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance 6th ed.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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