Fundamentals of Tropical Biology

Conceptual themes in ecology, emphasizing tropical organisms and ecosystems. Topics range from behavioral and physiological adaptation of individuals to processes and patterns in diverse assemblages, including: mutualism and parasitism in the tropics, competition and the structure of tropical guilds, pollination ecology, forest dynamics and gap-phase regeneration, island biogeography and the design of biological reserves, and evolutionary processes responsible for promoting high tropical biodiversity. (Taught in Costa Rica.) One course.

Course Number: 
BIOLOGY280A
Course Level: 
200-299
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Course Notes: 
Costa Rica