An introductory course in mathematical modeling in biology with emphasis on construction and interpretation of models in ecology. The goals of the course are to provide training in a wide variety of mathematical and computational techniques that are used to describe ecological systems, to learn to construct ecological models and provide instruction in the biological interpretation of mathematical results. The course is taught as lectures and hands-on computer lab in which students explore models, perform simulations and solve problems.

MATH 2240 and MATH 4240 or equivalent.