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EPM 4115 - Introduction to Ecology

This course examines the concepts of the ecosystem, populations, communities, the flows of energy, material cycles, and the necessity of diversity. Concepts including the unity of organisms and inseparable interactions with the physical environment are analyzed. Class discussions include topics such as the formation, distribution, and organization of ecological communities; plant succession and nutrient cycling; evolutionary trends of plant and animal populations; and species interactions in subalpine and alpine forests, prairies, and plains.

warningNOTE: This course is not offered this term. Please refer to the annual schedule for Environmental Policy and Management to see the next time this course is offered.

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