Biology 112:
Ecology and Evolution
Department of Biology, Kenyon College

Fall 2008


This course examines the principles of ecology, evolution, the environments of our biosphere, and the effects of human activities on ecosystems. We will examine the processes that generate and maintain biological diversity. Topics will include evolutionary theory, methods for interpreting earth’s biota, terrestrial and aquatic habitats, analyses of interactions among organisms as well as between organisms and their environments, models of ecosystems, and the conflicts between human population growth and conservation of the environment. Grades are based on two tests, weekly quizzes, and a final exam. The text is also used for BIOL 113 and 114. No prerequisites. Majors and nonmajors may enroll. Units of credit: 0.5.