Ecology and the Marine Environment (exact dates TBD)
Cornell students: this course is equivalent to BioEE 1610.
Cornell students, this course fulfills the following requirements (just like BioEE 1610):
- Core Course requirement for Biology majors; this course is equivalent to BioEE 1610 and fulfills core course requirement
- CALS Graduation requirement for Introductory Life Sciences/Biology
- CALS Graduation requirement for Physical and Life Sciences
- Ecology Course requirement for Science of Natural & Environmental Systems (SNES) majors
- Introductory Biology Lecture requirement for Biology & Society majors
- Required Biology course for Science of Earth Systems (SES) majors
- Intro Bio requirement for Biological Engineering students
|EME students in the intertidal zone.|
This course provides an introduction to ecology, covering interactions between marine organisms and the environment at scales of populations, communities, and ecosystems. The course culminates with a field-based research project with students working in the intertidal zone of Appledore Island and test concepts and theories learned in the classroom.
Students taking this course will:
- Gain knowledge about how plants and animals cope with environmental variation through a variety of adaptations;
- Develop a basic understanding of biogephgraphical patterns of species distributions and the application of the theory of island biogeography;
- Learn the major pathways and mechanisms of nutrient cycling and the human impacts on these cycles.
Ecology and the Marine Environment 2015 faculty: Dr. Factor, Dr. Crumsey, Dr. Zechman and Joe Byington (TA).