BIOL 135. Parasite Ecology and Conservation

This course will review the epidemiological, ecological, and conservation concepts required to understand the complex role of parasitic biodiversity in ecology, conservation and the medical sciences. Drawing on primary literature, the course will emphasize links between field observations and quantitative methods, as well as cover a series of contemporary 'hot-topics' in which parasitic diversity plays a key role.
Prerequisite: BIOL 002  and BIOL 036  or BIOL 037 , or permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
One laboratory period or field trip per week.
2 credits.
Eligible for ENVS.
Fall 2017. Nichols.
Catalog chapter: Biology  
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