BIOS 105: Environmental Biology, Fall 2004.

Lecture
Topic
1
Introduction
2
Darwin's finches
3
Resources and conditions
4
Behavior: territoriality, mate choice & natural selection
5
Population processes: competition, herbivory, predation & parasitism
6
The niche
7
Communities and ecosystems: patterns in time & space
8
The last 100,000 years
9
Population dynamics
10
Manipulating resources
11
Carrying capacity and sustainability
12
Cycles of conflict: intraspecific competition & warfare
13
Habitat fragmentation and extinction
14
Pollution
15
Pollution: acid deposition
16
Health problems and disease ecology
17
Climate change and ecosystem shifts
18
Resource ownership and "The Commons"
19
Scientific method & environmental controversy
20
The abundance catastrophe debate
21
Implementation of solutions: dialog and legislation

Revised: 2 November 2004.

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