|Course Prerequisites and Class Restriction
|After an introduction to ecology, the course offers fundamentals of the following topics with an emphasis on natural and
constructed ecosystems: energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, and organization in ecosystems; population and community
ecology; ecological diversity; terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; constructed ecosystems. The course also conveys the
fundamentals of environmental management considerations, as well as a general view of the human impacts on ecology
and environment: development, environmental pollution, resource depletion, ecotoxicity, etc., and how to meet the needs
of sustainability. Current ecological issues are also addressed.