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Bio 129 / ESS 129 / ES 229: Paleoecology

Introduction to the relationships of fossil organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings, focusing on terrestrial paleoecology of the past 2.5 million years. This class will introduce past environments, discuss common proxies for studying paleoecology, and examine ecological principles as applied to the past.

The schedule for Spring 2013 can be downloaded here.

ESS 50: Ecosystems of California

An introduction to ecological principles and processes through the examination of California’s varied ecosystems; discussion of native and invasive species, land use, human impacts, and biodiversity; two Saturday field trips to a variety of California habitats.

The schedule for Spring 2014 can be downloaded here.

ES/QSB 246: Community Ecology

Will cover major themes and current topics in community ecology, including patterns in the diversity, abundance, and composition of species in communities and the processes underlying these patterns such as environmental filtering, species interactions, evolutionary history, and neutral processes. Knowledge obtained in BIO 148 is strongly suggested.

The schedule for Fall 2014 can be downloaded here.