How do organisms overcome the challenges they face in their environments? Through evolution, nature has devised a variety of mechanisms to allow species and communities to persist despite stressful and ever-changing environments. Many of these mechanisms have implications for problems that we face in human society. In this seminar course for biology majors, we will explore how fundamental concepts in ecology and evolution have influenced our approaches to solving human and environmental problems, drawing from primary literature describing case studies in human disease, agriculture, environmental remediation, biotechnology, and more.
BIOLOGY490S Spring2020 Solving Problems with Ecology & Evolution