Fall 2017 - BISC 204 D100

Introduction to Ecology (3)

Class Number: 2191

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

    Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 12, 2017
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SWH 10081, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Wendy Palen
    wpalen@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-4063
    Office: B8277
  • 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. Students with credit for GEOG 215 may not take this course for further credit.

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) 25%
  • Paper Reviews x2 10%
  • 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 Edition).

Registrar Notes:

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