Course Description for Quantitative Ecology

PCB6480: Quantitative Ecology
Prerequisite:  PCB 3043C or equivalent This course will focus on how to design, conduct, and analyze some of the most frequently employed ecological experiments. Types of studies discussed will include (but are not limited to) assessing biodiversity, determining environmental constraints on population growth, and calculation of ecophysiological tolerances. Emphasis will be placed on how to effectively design studies to test hypotheses in heterogeneous natural environments and how to interpret experimental results.