Principles of Ecology (BIOS 805) is a graduate-level course and is a required, core course for graduate students in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) GREG. The course is taught every spring semester, but only meets in the second half of the semester. The course emphasizes depth as opposed to breadth, examining historical, emprical, and theoretical work on a select topic within each of the areas of population, community, and ecosystem ecology. The purpose of the course is to introduce graduate students to ways of thinking critically about current questions in ecological research. In the context of the other core graduate courses in EEB, this course emphasizes quantitative thinking. A past syllabus of the course can be found here [PDF].