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    Macalester College
  Feb 21, 2018
College Catalog 2017-2018

BIOL 285 - Ecology

Cross-Listed as ENVI 285 
An introduction to the study of ecological theory and processes. The subject of this course is the natural world and the current and past processes that have shaped it.  Taking a systems approach, major ecological patterns and processes are described and proposed underlying mechanisms are investigated through readings, field and laboratory studies. The impact of humans on natural systems is also examined. Three hours lecture and one three-hour lab each week. Offered every semester. (4 Credits)