Instructor Info:
Name: PARFREY, LAURA
Office Telephone: (604) 827-2214
Email: lwparfrey@botany.ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
 BIOL 230 101Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri10:0011:00
RestrictedBIOL 230 102Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00
RestrictedBIOL 548J 201Lecture2 Tue Thu15:0016:30

TITLE: Ecosystem Ecology

DESCRIPTION:

From the classic paper Tansley 1935 to a debate about whether novel ecosystems are a real thing, this course covers fundamental concepts in ecosystem ecology as they have shaped ecological thinking over the last century. Course goals are a) to understand the fundamental concepts in ecosystem ecology, their historical development and contemporary application, b) to describe ecological systems in terms of flows of energy, mass, and information, and c) to critically assess evidence-based arguments in ecosystem ecology. We will read classic papers from terrestrial, aquatic and marine systems, and major topics include succession, nutrient cycling and stability.

Location: Bio Div Room 224/Online