• Describe how abiotic factors influence the distribution and abundance of organisms [BIOL 2060]
  • Describe major drivers of, and differences among, terrestrial, marine and freshwater biomes [BIOL 2060]
  • Explain how connectivity can influence extinction of metapopulations [BIOL 2060]
  • Explain major gradients of species diversity in terrestrial and marine ecosystems [BIOL 2060]
  • Explain why community or food web structure is likely to change if a top predator is removed [BIOL 1011]
  • Explain why small population size is of concern to conservation biologists [BIOL 1011]
  • Provide examples of how biological interactions (competition, predation, mutualism) structure communities [BIOL 1011]
  • Write a properly formatted CSE-style (Council of Science Editors) citation for a website, article or book; quote from and/or cite published material as appropriate; read an article from a scientific journal and discuss its content with classmates. [BIOL 1010] [BIOL 1011]
  • Communicate research results as a formal report in the style of a scientific paper [BIOL 2060]
  • Use simple models to describe unlimited (exponential) and limited (logistic) population growth [BIOL 1011] [BIOL 1030]
  • Generate and interpret appropriate tables and graphs to represent ecological data [BIOL 2060]
  • Predict major human impacts on natural ecosystems and global biogeochemical cycles [BIOL 2060]
  • Read and interpret a scientific paper describing a straightforward experimental or observational study [BIOL 2060]
  • Use the BIDE (births, deaths, immigration, emigration), exponential and logistic population growth models to make predictions [BIOL 2060]