Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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BI 102H - General Biology-Forest Biology

4 Credit(s)

Students learn the structural and physiological adaptations of Northwest forest inhabitants. Emphasis on nutrition, growth, reproduction, and their place in the forest ecosystems. Community service projects and field trips may be required. Lab included.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply scientific inquiry to biological systems.
  2. Make a flow chart and describe the evolution of multicellularity in plants, fungi and animals.
  3. Model homeostasis and feedback loops in biological systems for organisms that live in forests.
  4. Accurately describe, illustrate and explain the anatomy and physiology of at least 4 of the following 7 systems for forest organisms: Respiratory system, digestive system, circular system, reproductive system, skeletal, endocrine and urinary.
  5. Compare and contrast how the above systems work in a variety of different organisms.
  6. Evaluate and critique scientific information from various sources (journals, magazines, newspapers, television, and the internet.) for reliability and validity.
  7. Identify common temperate forest plants and animals in young and late successional forests using dichotomous and pictorial keys.

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