Fall 2017

Introduction to Field Biology: Disease Ecology

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-201


Michael E. Hood (Section 01)


Advances in organismal biology hinge upon an understanding of natural history and are enhanced by quantitative observation, hypothesis formation, and experimentation with systems that occur in nature. In this course, we will apply these principles specifically to the study of infectious diseases in natural populations. With a combination of lecture, discussion, and field-based activities, the course will focus on deriving important questions and the variety of approaches to address them. While covering the fundamentals of disease ecology, the applicability of the field-based approaches to other areas of organismal biology will be emphasized as a foundation for further studies. Three classroom hours and three laboratory/field work hours per week.

Requisite: BIOL 181. Limited to 16 students. Fall semester. Professor Hood.


If Overenrolled: Preference given to biology majors and by class year.


Attention to Research, Lab Science Course


2021-22: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2015, Fall 2017