University of Colorado Boulder
The Big Stuff: Evolution and Ecology
University of Colorado Boulder

The Big Stuff: Evolution and Ecology

This course is part of Biology Everywhere Specialization

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Melanie Peffer

Instructor: Melanie Peffer

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  • Explain why biodiversity is important and how evolution works to generate biodiversity. 

  • Explain the basic principles of ecology and discuss how we fit into an ecological system.

  • Apply knowledge of ecology to current conservation issues in today’s society. Identify costs/benefits to each conservation strategy.

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, we'll explore evolutionary biology.

What's included

4 videos1 reading1 quiz2 peer reviews

Evolution produces the vast biodiversity we see on Earth. In this module, we'll explore what biodiversity is and why we need it on Earth.

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3 videos3 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt1 plugin

In this module we'll explore ecology, or the study of the interconnectedness of life.

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1 video1 reading1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

In this module, we'll apply principles of ecology to conservation and explore how the decisions we make everyday impact living things around us.

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5 videos5 readings2 peer reviews

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Melanie Peffer
University of Colorado Boulder
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