2023-2024 College Catalog

BIOL 415 Microbial Ecology

An exploration of the biotic and abiotic factors that determine the distribution and abundance of microorganisms in natural systems. Topics include physiological limitations of growth, intra- and interspecific interactions among microorganisms and interactions of microorganisms with animals and plants as well as microbial contributions to biogeochemical cycles and usage of microorganisms for environmental and biotechnology purposes.




BIOL 191, BIOL 192,and BIOL 293 and one of the following 300-level BIOL courses: BIOL 303, BIOL 306, or BIOL 308