CHEMICAL ECOLOGY

BIOS 5970

Dr Stephen B. Malcolm

Department of Biological Sciences,

Western Michigan University.

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

 

Goal:             To develop an appreciation for interdisciplinary understanding of chemically mediated interactions among organisms at different scales of organization from molecules to ecosystems, through lectures, reading, multi-media, discussion and hands-on research.

 

Objectives:  To develop skills in the following:

• Analytical thinking.

• Discipline-specific information acquisition and analysis.

• Communication and discussion.

• Interaction among ideas, deductive hypotheses and methods.

• Value of interdisciplinary synergism (how methods from one discipline can allow another discipline to ask and develop new questions).

• Hierarchical and scaling interactions among different levels of organization from molecules to ecosystems.

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