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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 667 - Experimental and Quantitative Ecology

Fall, odd years (3) Lipcius

The course addresses the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of field and laboratory experiments in ecology. The lectures, discussion and supervised field and laboratory projects are designed to illustrate the diversity of experimental and quantitative approaches in use by ecologists. Topics include the scientific method, experimental design, the use and abuse of statistical techniques, modeling and manuscript preparation, with emphasis on topical ecological issues such as those dealing with predatory-prey interactions, recruitment phenomena, environmental science (e.g., dose-response assays) and metapopulation dynamics. (Lecture and laboratory)