BIOL 484: Ecosystem Ecology
(Cross-listed with ENSCI). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered odd-numbered years.
Prereq: Combined 12 credits in BIOL, CHEM, and PHYS
Introduction of the study of ecosystems and the biological and physical factors that influence their properties and dynamics. Conceptual foundations for ecosystem studies. Interactions among organisms, biological diversity, and ecosystem attributes. Quantitative analyses of accumulations, transformations, and fluxes of nutrients, water, and energy within and among ecosystems. Global change issues.