BIOL4550K - Tropical Ecology & Natural His


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Tropical Ecology & Natural His

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This course explores various tropical environments and introduce the natural history of organisms common to those environments. Ecosystems, biodiversity, and environmental issues are introduced through lectures, field experiences, and discovery-oriented investigative experiences. Interrelationships of physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment and impact of human activities on these ecosystems are explored. Topics include geology and ecology/zonation of the following systems: rainforests, river systems, coral reefs, patch reefs, sea grass beds, mangrove and estuaries, intertidal beach and cave systems as well as taxonomy of selected organisms. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2080K with a minimum grade of C.