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BIO231 Field Biology & Natural Hist

Subject: BIO
Course Number: 231
Credits: 3 Credits
Available Online: No
Through observation, sampling, and identification of organisms that characterize local and regional biological communities, students in this course become proficient in standard biological field methods. The historical and contemporary environmental conditions influencing biological diversity are also assessed and investigated in the field. Students use ordination and multivariate statistical methods to analyze field data using various computer software packages. Through completion of curated plant and insect collections, students learn principles of biological diversity, phylogeny, classification, and practical identification. (Prerequisites: BIO120, BIO130, and MAT230 or permission of instructor)
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