Bio101: Principles of Ecology

Biology 101 introduces students to the fundamental principles of ecology. We cover a number of topics, including interactions of organisms with their environment, the dynamics of populations, species interactions, the structure and dynamics of ecological communities, and biodiversity. The course requires a half-day field trip, either to Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve or the Hopkins Marine Station, where students collect original data that will be used in a final project. Students are also introduced to the use of R for analysis of ecological problems. Satisfies Central Menu Area 4. Prerequisite: 43, or consent of instructor. Recommended: statistics