Course Description for Microbial Ecology

MCB4603C: Microbial Ecology
Prerequisites: BSC 1011C, PCB 3063C This course will explore the ecological and evolutionary roles of microbes in a variety of ecosystems. We will discuss the diversity of microbes in natural settings and how different evolutionary lineages have adapted to their specialized roles. To that end, we will discuss microbial colonization, recruitment, succession and senescence, and how different communities and guilds respond to changes in their environment. (A laboratory fee of $51.93 will be assessed.)