EBIO 104 Global Environmental Change

An introduction to the physical and biological processes that regulate the function of the Earth system. The composition, formation, and stabilization of the Earths atmosphere and ecosystem will be examined, emphasizing biological processes and ecosystem ecology. With an understanding of the historical rates and mechanisms of natural global change, the means by which human activities alter Earth system function at local to global scales will be explored, along with the consequences of and solutions to human-induced global change.

notes: This course meets the college non-laboratory science requirement, but it cannot count toward any major or minor requirements in ecology and evolutionary biology. Students may receive credit for only one of EBIO 104, 105, or 205.