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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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BIO 170 - Urban Ecology

Semester Hours: 3
Spring
The abundance and distribution of organisms in human-altered environments is studied at various levels:  individuals, communities, ecosystems and landscapes. Examines cities as natural systems, combining ecological analyses with historical and sociological studies of urban nature. Topics include the ecological characteristics of stable communities; the relationship between biodiversity and community health; the growing need to understand and mitigate environmental and public health problems due to urbanization; urban environments as both ecological and socio-ecological systems; the movement of chemicals and energy through urban ecosystems, and how this affects adjacent environments. The course will focus on Long Island and New York City urban and suburban ecosystems.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
BIO 114 . Additional fee varies depending on location and content of course.





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