Terp Young Scholars

July 7-26, 2019

Biological Sciences

BSCI279E: Environmental Biology

The environment is in the news almost daily—global warming, toxic waste, oil spills, loss of biodiversity. How can you understand these complex topics? What is the basis for your own behaviors and decisions regarding the environment? The science of environmental biology can help you make sense of the natural world around you and your impact on it. BSCI279E will explore adaptation and natural selection; organismic, population, community, and ecosystem ecology; and human impact on natural systems. Each week will feature a day-long field trip with organized learning activities that spotlight ideas and information crucial to the course. In addition, several on-campus field activities will introduce students to local freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.

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