- Become familiar with different ecological roles organisms can have, including feeding strategies, nutrient cycling, and symbioses
- Get an introduction to some of the diversity of life covered under the umbrella of botany
- Describe the flow of energy through a community of organisms
- Ascribe ecological roles to organisms in an ecosystem
Thumbnail: Bumblebee pollinating Aquilegia vulgaris. Image used with permission (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported; Roo72).