BIOL 028. Global Change Biology

We are now living in the Anthropocene, an era marked by outsized human impact on the planet. This course will focus on understanding how anthropogenic changes to the global environment impact organisms, with a strong emphasis on global climate change. The course will explore drivers of Earth's climate, organismal responses to climate variations and their ecological implications, as well as mitigation measures. In addition to interactive lectures, paper discussions, and lab experiments, this course includes a short section on effective communication of climate change to the general public.

Prerequisite: BIOL 001 and BIOL 002 or permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
One laboratory period per week.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS and GLBL-core.
Fall 2023. Chan.
Catalog chapter: Biology  
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