Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): and Consent of Instructor. One course in Biological Sciences (BIS), Entomology (ENT), Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology (WFC), Geography (GEO), or tropical experience. Biological, physical, and human-related aspects of the ecology of low latitudes. Distribution, numbers, and relationships of tropical organisms. Problems of development and conservation in the context of ecological and evolutionary theory. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 1999 Spring Quarter.