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ECO 1000   Principles of Ecology   Credits: 3

In this course, students will be introduced to the basic ecological concepts such as ecosystem structure, energy flow, nutrient cycling, biomes, ecological succession, natural selection, evolution, speciation, and adaptation. Students will become familiar with ecological study techniques and discuss local and global environmental issues. As well, students will examine individual, industry and government actions impacting natural ecosystems and various impact mitigation technologies. Students will be directed towards pertinent information sources to identify environmental issues and to stimulate interest in the study of natural ecosystems. Outdoor laboratory exercises examine natural systems associated with the Precambrian Shield.

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