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Population Ecology

Population ecology is the subfield of ecology that identifies those ecological factors—in the community or in the ecosystem—that regulate a population's size. The student will learn about intrinsic population growth and discover how such growth can be quantified, along with the factors that inhibit growth. Also, the student will apply his or her understanding of population ecology to determine a population's current status and construct a management plan to maintain population size. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Biology 313)
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