This course examines current and classic research central to the assessment, monitoring, maintenance, and management of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, with applications to environmental and human health. Students learn the current state of scientific knowledge, and build their skills in scientific communication through reading and discussion of the scientific literature.Prerequisites: Admission to the MS Biology graduate program Note: Graduate status required or Natural Science Department approval.
3 Graduate credits
Effective May 3, 2017 to present
- Understand and apply core theories in ecology and evolutionary biology
- Read and interpret primary scientific literature
- Synthesize and explain results and conclusions of published scientific research
- Apply theory from ecological and evolutionary science to understanding of environmental issues.