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Fall 2017
Nov 22, 2017
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BIOL 386 - Exp Design & Analysis for Biol
Ecology seeks to understand how organisms interact with both their abiotic (nonliving) and biotic environments, and how such interactions affect species distribution and abundance as well as the structure of ecological communities. To quantify these relationships and understand the underlying causal mechanisms, ecologists utilize both observational and experimental studies. Understanding how to test hypotheses and design experiments is fundamental to all branches of science, but ecology and other field sciences face unique challenges. This course will help students understand the critical importance of appropriate experimental design, and methods of data analysis when testing hypotheses in environmental biology. The course will be oriented around hands-on field and laboratory experiences with experimental design, data collection, data analysis techniques, null model formulation and hypothesis testing. 

This course applies towards the concentration in Ecology, Evolution and Behavioral Biology.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Prerequisites:
( BIOL 180 and MATH 040) or MATH 140

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