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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 7.30J (Fall 2003) 
  • Course Title:
  • Fundamentals of Ecology 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Sallie Chisholm
    Dr. Laurel Schaider 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 1.018J / 7.30J Fundamentals of Ecology

    Fall 2003

    Course Highlights

    This course site features lecture notes and a term project assignment. Extensive references are also provided as background material to the lecture notes.

    Course Description

    This is a basic subject in ecology that seeks to improve the understanding of the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems and the regulation of the distribution and abundance of organisms. The course covers productivity and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems, trophic dynamics, community structure and stability, competition and predation, evolution and natural selection, population growth and physiological ecology. There is particular emphasis placed on aquatic systems.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.


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