BIOL 036. Ecology
The goal of ecology is to explain the distribution and abundance of organisms in nature through an understanding of how they interact with their abiotic and biotic environments. Students will gain ecological literacy and practice by studying processes that operate within and between hierarchical levels or organization such as individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. All this knowledge will be applied to understand the current global changes occurring in nature as a result of human activities.
Prerequisite: BIOL 002 , or permission of the instructor. ENVS 001 accepted as pre-requisite Spring 2022.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Fall 2022: Three to 6 hours of laboratory and/or fieldwork in the Crum Woods per week, in addition to at least one field trip per semester.
Eligible for ENVS, GLBL-Core, ESCH
Fall 2022. Machado.
Fall 2023. Machado.
Catalog chapter: Biology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/biology
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