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Coastal Community Ecology MASC 416

Key ideas and concepts on how ecological and evolutionary forces shape natural communities. Using a hands-on approach, students explore key topics in community ecology including island biogeography, community succession, dispersal, marine terrestrial interactions, niche theory, climate change, and techniques to measure species diversity. Variable units: 3, 6. Prerequisite: Prerequisites are set by Bamfield Marine Science Centre, and normally include completion of lower division core courses. Students with credit for MASC 477 under the topic title "Coastal Community Ecology" may not take this course for further credit.