Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity

Program Learning Outcomes

Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity

  • Describe the molecular and structural unity of life, explain how the diversity of living things is generated and perpetuated, and exemplify this diversity among and within life’s three domains.
  • Demonstrate the fundamental processes underlying adaptive evolution, speciation and extinction, population growth and regulation, species coexistence, and maintenance of biodiversity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and execute collection, evaluation and interpretation of scientific data.
  • Demonstrate scientific literacy and skill in communication of evolutionary and ecological concepts, data, and interpretation using multiple formats appropriate for target audiences, including non-scientists.
  • Apply quantitative models and data to solve problems in evolution and ecology.
  • Integrate fundamental principles of evolution and ecology to study and solve problems of interest to human societies, including predicting the consequences of human activities.

2016 

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