BIOL-204 - Introduction to Ecology

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 90 hours Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and BIOL 102. Delivery Method: On-campus Cost: $365.28 Lab Fees: $83.73 Total: $449.01 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/BIOL204.pdf

This course studies the interactions between organisms and their environment at the organismal, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Topics considered include energy flow, nutrient cycling, organismal ecology, population growth, regulation and dynamics, species interactions, community structure, ecological succession, biodiversity, conservation, and evolutionary processes. Lab activities support lecture material allowing students to apply ecological concepts and theories by testing
ecological hypotheses. Students gain local natural history knowledge and employ various quantitative methods to collect, analyze, and interpret ecological data from field studies and experiments