Ecology and Field Biology (BIO126)
4.0 Semester Hours
IAI Code: IAI: L1 905L
A field-orientation course designed to introduce the basic concepts of ecology. Topics covered include the interrelationships of plants, animals and organization of ecosystems. Habitats, energy flow, conservation and management of natural resources are also studied. Current environmental problems including the study of local plant and animal communities and their identification, collection cataloging and preservation are integrated into the course. Field experiments include collecting specimens and recording data. Report writing is also included in the laboratory portion of the course. This course assists students in acquiring basic working knowledge in fieldwork.
Note: Fieldwork or field trips occur every laboratory class period. A single weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) field trip to collect ecological data and observe living organisms is required.