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Allegheny College    
 
    
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Bulletin

BIO 220 - Organismal Physiology and Ecology


Credits: 4
An introduction to the biology of organismal form and function (physiology) and the interaction of organisms with their environment (ecology). We take a comparative approach to the diversity of physiological systems that have evolved in different organisms to meet the environmental challenges that they face (energy, water balance, excretion of wastes, communication, reproduction, gas exchange, defense). We also consider how the interactions between organisms and their physical and biological environment (other organisms) affect the distribution and abundance of populations and ecosystems. Three lectures and one discussion period per week.

Prerequisite: CHEM 120 .

Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.