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BIO640 Seminar in Ecology

Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael R. Maxwell

Course Description

Discussion of concepts in ecology, at the levels of the individual, population, community, ecosystem, landscape, and geographical region. Students examine research topics in ecology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Investigate a topic in ecology for a species, taxon, or clade, at two or more levels of organization in ecology: organism (behavioral or physiological ecology), population, community, ecosystem, landscape, biogeography.
  • Investigate a research question in peer-reviewed and primary literature in ecology.
  • Evaluate peer-reviewed and primary literature in ecology, with attention to unresolved questions.
  • Describe organismal (e.g., physiological, behavioral) and evolutionary bases of ecological processes.
  • Communicate research findings in written and oral formats.