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Title: The Life System and Environmental and Evolutionary Biology II
Url: http://eesc.columbia.edu/courses/ees/life/index.html
Publisher: Columbia University
Description: The "Life System" is a component of the course series (TESY) developed by Columbia University and Barnard College, providing an integrated view of the biological component of the Earth system. It emphasizes the history of life, biogeochemical cycles, biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and physiology at the microbe to global scale. It also stresses the biotic systems, in contrast to the physical systems, as maintaining the non-equilibrium state of Earth's surface. The course is divided into three parts. Part 1 is entitled Entities, Cycles, and History; and covers the nature of individuals, species, evolution of the long-term carbon cycle, and the history of life. Part 2 is entitled Mechanisms of Evolution and Ecology, and covers the origin of species and diversity by natural selection, and interactions that shape the abundance, distribution, and conservation of organisms. Part 3 is entitled Physiology at Different Scales, and focuses on the flow of materials and energy within and between organisms and their environments, from microbes to the biosphere. The labs focus on Earth system elements, and are intended to be a very substantial part of the course in which students gain experience with working with parts of the biosphere. Students will work with mathematical models and on-line data streams complementing the more traditional descriptive aspects of working with living and fossil biological systems. Students also gain experience with different methods of approaching biological systems such as physiological analysis and systematics and ecological methods.
LC Classification: Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Evolution -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Outlines, syllabi
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General)
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Study and teaching. Research. Nature study
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Natural history
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Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
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University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
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