General Biology: Ecology
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Designed to fulfill general education requirements, this courses is intended for non-major students whose program requires biology courses. Focus is on ecological concepts including interactions between organisms and the abiotic environment, co-evolutionary adaptations, and Central Oregon flora and/or fauna. Scheduled labs may include outdoor field trips. Need not be taken in sequence. Lab meets the first week of classes.
1. Explain how organisms respond to changes in their environment.
2. Assess how populations and communities of organisms interact.
3. Recognize global and/or regional examples of biotic communities.
4. Identify representative flora and/or fauna of Oregon.
5. Recognize the general patterns of energy flow through, and chemical cycling of ecosystems.
6. Evaluate the relationship between abiotic and biotic factors in ecosystems.
7. Use scientific data to analyze humans impacts on organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems.
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