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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 461LAB - Community Ecology Laboratory

Laboratory and field study of the structure and function of ecological communities. Four hours of laboratory/field work per week. Weekend field trips may be required.

Co- or prerequisite: BIOL 461.

Credits: (2)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)


Design and implement an experiment or observational study of community ecology, using appropriate scientific methodology.



Independent or group research project, including proposal and final written report

Use a variety of data summary and analysis techniques to analyze data sets in community ecology.


Data analysis problem sets and research project (see above).

Recognize and compare different types of communities in nature, and the difficulties in defining community boundaries


Field notes, oral presentations, and essay questions on exams; based on observations and discussion during field trips.

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