Ecology is the study of the interrelationships of organisms and their environment.  At Marietta College, this class emphasizes study of communities and the adaptations of individual organisms to their environment.  The approach is very quantitative; homework assignments give students the opportunity to become comfortable with the use of computers to gather, analyze and integrate data.  
Syllabus 2013

Schedule 2013


Introductory Lecture
Scrubjay Article
Oak Toad

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Note:  Homework answers are password-protected and not updated until after the assignment due date.

Course Assignments

Homework Teams

Homework Assignments 1-3            Word Answers [1]  [2]  [3]  Sample Test 1
Homework Assignments 4-7            Word Answers [4]  [5]  [6]  Sample Test 2
Homework Assignments 8-10          Word      Answers [7]  [8]  [9]  [10]  Samp. Test 3

Lab Syllabus

Symbiont online study guide and course outline for ecology. The Symbiont is presented as a PDF file and is 946Kb in size.  It is for the 4th edition of Ricklefs' The Economy of Nature and was last updated in 2000.

Sample Ecology Program Screenshots

Learn about the Zoology/Ecology lab and field facilities here.

Textbook Home Page  The Economy of Nature, 6th ed. by Robert E. Ricklefs

McShaffrey Home Page



Updated 11/09/09 by DMC