This course provides an overview of key biological topics relevant to the field of ecosystem restoration and conservation biology. Topics will include: the chemistry of life, including the structure and function of macromolecules, cell structures and membranes, the gene (meiosis, Mendelian genetics, chromosomes and inheritance), and evolution.
Acceptance into the Ecological Restoration degree program or by departmental approval.
This course is reserved for Ecological Restoration Degree program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Contact Giti Abouhamzeh, at 778-331-1392 or [email protected] for approval. No class on Oct 18th Make up class on Sep 10th from 0900-1200
At the end of this course the student will be able to:
Relate macromolecular structure and function of cellular components to their role in living organisms.
Outline how membrane properties affect transmembrane movement.
Explain the production of ATP in glycolysis, Kreb's cycle and the electron transport chain.
Differentiate among the processes of C3 photosynthesis, C4 photosynthesis and CAM.
Differentiate between mitosis and meiosis.
Explain genetic inheritance as it relates to meiosis.
Differentiate between Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics.
Outline the role of genetics in biodiversity conservation.
Analyze how Darwin's observations led to the concept of evolution.
Assess the factors involved in the evolution of populations and species.
Apply basic biological knowledge to ecological restoration and conservation biology.
Effective as of Fall 2009
RENR 7001 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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