Biology 3493—Environmental Science

Department of Mathematical and Natural Sciences


Textbook Website.

Exam Grades

Lecture Outlines--These are only outlines, and are not meant to replace detailed notes you should take in class.

Topic 1—Introduction.

Topic 2—Principles of Science and Systems.

Topic 3—Energy and Matter.

Topic 4—Evolution, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions.

Topic 5—Biomes.

Topic 6—Population Ecology and Conservation Biology.

Topic 7—Human Populations.

Topic 8—Environmental Health and Toxicology.

Topic 9—Food and Hunger.

Topic 10—Conventional and Sustainable Farming.

Topic 11—Biodiversity.

Topic 12--Preserving Landscape Biodiversity.

Topic 15—Global Climate Change.

        The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change.

        Birds and Climate Change.

Topic 17—Water Resources.

Summary—What Can We Do?


"The Tragedy of the Commons" by Garrett Hardin.

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