MBIO 4260 Ecology of the Galápagos Islands

(B) Bachelors
(OS) Halmos Coll of Nat Sci & Ocn
(OMES) OS - Marine & Environ Sciences
3 credits

This course will introduce and amplify principles of evolutionary ecology that occur in the unique setting of the Galapagos Islands. Lectures will cover the historical, geological, and biological aspects of the archipelago and will prepare the student for an immersive experience in the summer-based field course MBIO 4261. Prerequisite: MBIO 2410 or BIOL 1510 or BIOL 1510H. Frequency: Winter, odd years. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn the historical context of the discovery, exploitation and scientific exploration of the Galápagos Islands.
  2. Describe the unique oceanographic setting that facilitates isolation and speciation.
  3. Refine your understanding of the scientific method, specifically formulating hypotheses from expected observations.
  4. Explain the importance of endemic organisms in the development of Charles Darwin¿s theory of evolution.
  5. Describe the distribution of insular flora and fauna.
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