Course Description


Introduces principles of ecology with emphasis on implications for the conservation of biodiversity. Topics include physiological ecology, organismal adaptations to the environment, life histories, the niche concept, population growth, interspecific interactions, and the structure and functioning of communities and ecosystems. Also covers topics in applied ecology and conservation biology.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, Biology

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Major Requirement: Credit for upper-division Bio elective course in EcoEvo 

UC Los Angeles:
Unit Credit

UC Merced:
Major Requirement: Upper division emphasis elective for BIO majors in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Emphasis.
units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
Major Requirement: CNAS - Biology Major - Upper Division

UC San Diego:
General Education: TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - 1 course Analytic Methodologies; Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC; Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major; ERC - 1 natural science; Sixth -1 course towards Analytic Methodologies
Major Requirement: Global Health Major: Biological Science Elective 
Global Health Minor: Elective
Global Health Departmental Limit of 2 online courses per student in the Major, 1 online course per student in the Minor

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-E


BIOL 005C with a grade of 'C-' or better, CHEM 001C (or CHEM 01HC), MATH 007B or MATH 009B or MATH 09HB; or consent of instructor.

Course Creators

Kurt Anderson
Helen Regan
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