Fall 2020

Disease Ecology

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-201

Moodle site: Course


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/fieldwork hours per week.
Hyflex. Disease Ecology will have in-person sessions for students able to attend and material provided remotely for those who need it.  This includes lecture and lab material.  There will be live Zoom lectures for the remote students, which will also be recorded and available on demand.  To the extent possible, the lab component will include hands-on activities and field studies, in combination with data analysis and mathematical models.

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


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021