Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Dec 01, 2023  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

BIO 240 - Ecology and Evolution (3 Cr.)

(GEN. ED. #6 with BIO 241, and #11) (LER–ENV)
The distinctive features of diverse terrestrial and aquatic habitats are examined to discover how they affect individual, population, and community processes. Ecological and evolutionary theory is used to explore the relationships between structure and function in ecosystems, and current models are used to probe the nature of population growth and its regulation. Special emphasis will be placed on environmental sustainability and how climate changes and other human induced activities may impact the ecology of organisms. The mechanisms of evolution are illustrated using examples from population genetics, speciation, and co-evolution. Three hours lecture. Prerequisites: BIO 104 , BIO 105 , and BIO 220 . Fall semester. Kicklighter.