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2019-2020 Catalogue 
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ESCI 21500 - Paleoecology

Course Credit: 1.25
PALEOECOLOGY ESCI 21500 is a lab course introducing concepts of paleoecology, the ecology of the prehistoric past. Paleoecology employs concepts of geology and biology to investigate the distribution of fossils through geological time, concentrating on ecological controls such as climate change, biogeochemistry, symbiosis, and evolution. Paleoecology is done at a range of scales from local communities to biotic realms, and from abrupt events through long-term evolutionary changes. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisite(s): 1 100-level ESCI (or GEOL) or BIOL course; ESCI-21500L Alternate Years. [MNS]