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Quantitative Ecology

Principles of study design and data analysis are applied to research in ecology and environmental sciences, with a focus on field studies. A range of analytical tools are considered for both univariate and multivariate ecological data, including ANOVA, regression, MANOVA, and ordination and cluster analysis. Parametric methods are contrasted to Monte Carlo and Bayesian approaches. Laboratories apply concepts using statistical software. PREREQ: BIOL 2356 and BIOL 3327, or instructor's permission. (lec 3, lab/tut 1) cr 3.