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BIOL 224: Landscape Ecology

In the Anthropocene, there has been dramatic change in the distribution of species and communities across the global landscape. The primary objective of this course is to introduce the theory and practice of landscape ecology. Throughout this course, we will consider the major themes of scale and hierarchy theory, compositional analysis, fragmentation, meta-populations, and landscape metrics, all within the broad context of how landscape patterns influence ecological process. Prerequisite: Biology 125 and Biology 126 or permission of the instructor and concurrent registration in BIOL 225
6 credits; NE, QRE; Offered Fall 2021; J. Berini