Jan 31, 2023  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023 
College Catalog 2021 - 2023

BIO-210 Population Ecology & Lab

This course is designed to give students an overview of the science of population biology. The course covers topics related to: distribution and abundance of species; mathematical models of logistic and exponential growth; the application of the Hardy-Weinberg principle to describe changes in gene frequencies via natural selection or other processes on populations; life-history strategies, interspecific interactions; population regulation and sustainable ecosystems; and human impact on the sustainability of wild populations. Laboratory activities include basic field techniques for collection and estimation of populations, basic statistical analysis, computer simulation, and formal lab exercises. Lab experiments are designed to facilitate an understanding of basic scientific field research and principles of population ecology. This course is designed for advanced science students and may be taken as an elective for the general biology transfer program.
Class Meets 3hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. Lab.

Prerequisites BIO-196  
Gen. Ed. Course No
Mass Transfer Course Yes
Credits: 4