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Spring 2024
Jul 17,2024
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BI 103 - Ecosystems
Associated Term: Spring 2024
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Interpret the phylogenetic relationships among organisms and arrange them on a phylogenetic tree. Relate a phylogenetic tree to the concept of biological evolution
2. Describe how biotic and abiotic components of the environment shape organismal traits through the process of natural selection
3. Evaluate the ecosystemic roles and selective advantages of organisms, populations, and communities
4. Diagram the flow of energy and matter through ecosystems
5. Relate patterns of population growth to ecosystem dynamics. Define sustainable resource use and describe the role of humans in ecosystems
6. Generate questions and construct testable hypotheses about biological mechanisms based on observations of the natural world
7. Work productively in teams with diverse perspectives
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