The field of ecology is rapidly changing and this course will cover recent advances, concepts or controversies in ecology. This course will focus on specific scientific issues using current literature and the learning experience will be augmented by student presentations and discussions.
The course will help ensure that students become familiar with current basic ecological concepts. Students who did not take advanced ecology courses during their undergraduate studies will find this course especially attractive. This ‘Topics’ course is meant to be a flexible offering that focuses on recent advances, concepts and/or controversies in ecology.
This year’s topic is: Ecology and Management of Protected Areas