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Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOS 5455 - Plant-Herbivore Interactions

Interactions between plants and herbivores provide the foundation processes for most observable ecological patterns. These processes have organized patterns of species diversity through evolutionary history as well as contemporary space. In this class we will examine interactions between plants and herbivores over a wide range of scales, from thrips elephants, that often control the dynamics of other exploitative, competitive and mutualistic processes both within and among trophic levels. The class is interactive with computer simulations, presentations, a grant-writing exercise and discussion of relevant literature. This course is approved to cover the capstone requirement for the Biology and Biomedical Sciences majors.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: BIOS 3010 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: The prerequisites to 5000-level courses are: Junior/Senior standing and at least 12 credits in biology including the specific prerequisite for each course.
When Offered: Spring, alternate years

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