Jan 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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BIOL 653 - Community and Ecosystem Biology

Units: 4
Structure, dynamics, and distribution aspects of ecological communities and food web relationships to whole ecosystems. Lectures and field trips on selected communities, with emphasis on those of Central California and San Francisco Bay Area, watersheds, and ecosystem restoration projects. Lecture Units: 3; Lab Units: 1.

Prerequisites: M.S. Biological Science major.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 6530 and BIOL 6160.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a broad and sophisticated understanding of the concepts and principles in the areas of community ecological concepts and principles applied to the level of ecosystems.
  2. Apply research skills to develop a hypothesis, design and implement a study involving field observations, analyze and interpret the results, and present the study in a scientific paper format.

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