380. Tropical Ecology.

A seminar course based on current research in tropical biology.
Emphasis is on the structure, function and biology of tropical
organisms and ecosystems, especially as compared to temperate
systems. Lectures include South American, Australasian and African
tropical ecosystems. The course addresses the role of plant-animal
interactions, mutualisms, sustainable development, conservation
measures and the roles of indigenous cultures in tropical ecosystems.
Prerequisite: Biology 101, 102. Major credit restricted. Also
offered as Environmental Studies 380 and through Global Studies.