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1.018J / 7.30J Fundamentals of Ecology, Fall 2003

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Highlights of this Course

This course site features lecture notes and a term project assignment. Extensive references are also provided as background material to the lecture notes.

Course Description

This is a basic subject in ecology that seeks to improve the understanding of the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems and the regulation of the distribution and abundance of organisms. The course covers productivity and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems, trophic dynamics, community structure and stability, competition and predation, evolution and natural selection, population growth and physiological ecology. There is particular emphasis placed on aquatic systems.
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Instructors:
Prof. Sallie Chisholm
Dr. Laurel Schaider
Course Meeting Times
Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1 hour / session

Level
Undergraduate
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Indra Valley Inn
Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Near the Entrance to Gunung Leuser National Park and Bohorok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
 
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We are affiliated with the Global Institute
 
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