Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Biometry & Ecological Sampling

 Title Abbreviation:   BIOMETRY & ECOLOGICAL

 Department:    QSCI

 Course #:    408

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    030101

 EPC:    16B

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Statistical inquiry of biological data. Experimental design and data analysis. Encouraging students to think critically and quantitatively about how data are collected, analyzed, and interpreted.


Prerequisite: Admission to BASEC or Department Chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Estimate abundance of an organism.
  2. Determine spatial patterns and indices of dispersion.
  3. Determine sample sizes and calculate statistical power.
  4. Correctly select appropriate sampling design.
  5. Outline experimental designs for sampling.
  6. Calculate similarity coefficients and cluster analysis.
  7. Calculate species diversity measures.
  8. Calculate niche measures and resource preferences.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Abundance of an organism.
  2. Spatial patterns and indices of dispersion.
  3. Sample sizes and calculate statistical power.
  4. Select appropriate sampling designs.
  5. Experimental designs for sampling.
  6. Similarity coefficients and cluster analysis.
  7. Species diversity measures.
  8. Niche measures and resource preferences.