General Ecology (BIO 160) is a lecture/lab course that provides students with an understanding of the fundamental processes influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms, the interactions among organisms, and the interaction between organisms and the flux of energy and cycling of matter. It is designed for the major in Biological Sciences or related fields. Topics include the structure and function of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, population and community dynamics, and human effects on ecosystems. Field trips and field project work are essential components of this course. Prerequisites: BIO 1 and BIO 2 or BIO 11 and BIO 12; and STAT 001.