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|Ecosystem Ecology &
This course provides an introduction to ecosystem ecology, "The study of interactions between organisms and their environment as an integrated system." Topics include primary production, carbon storage, nutrient cycling, and ecosystem feedbacks to climate change. Humans have such a large influence on present-day ecosystems that anthropogenic global change forms a major part of the course. By the end of the course, students are well versed in the basics of ecosystem ecology and have exposure to some current areas of research.
Fall 2013, 2015, 2017
This course provides an introduction to theoretical ecology. Topics include population, community, ecosystem, disease, and evolutionary ecology. Lectures cover classic and current concepts and mathematical approaches. The numerical analysis laboratory covers computational tools for numerical and graphical analysis of the models we cover in lecture, using R. By the end of the course, students are well versed in the basics of theoretical ecology and are able to read theoretical ecology literature, analyze and simulate mathematical models, and construct their own models.
Fall 2014, Spring 2017, Spring 2019
|Fundamentals of Ecology|
By the end of the course students have a graduate-level understanding of fundamental ecological ideas, principles, and approaches; and have read much of the classic ecological primary literature.
Spring 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (Co-taught by Diuk-Wasser and Menge)