Contact Information
Phone: Email is best.
Office: White Oak Hall 220
Office Hours:
Mon. 1:20 to 1:50 pm or by appointment
Wed. 1:20 to 1:50 pm or by appointment

Susan Morre

Hello, BI 101 students! 

Welcome to my class: General Biology, with a focus on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Ecology, and Human Impacts. I will bring printed copies of the syllabus and schedule to the first class meeting. You can review them here. Fall term begins on Monday September 25th, and I look forward to meeting you for our first class:

 - Monday at 12 noon (CRN 20746) in White Oak Hall 217

 - Monday at 2 pm (CRN 20745) in White Oak Hall 218

Both section of my class will have labs on Fridays in White Oak Hall 218. I will post a final schedule here a couple of weeks before fall term begins.  Note: Two of our lab days are holidays, so I may need to adjust this tentative schedule.


Schedule    FINAL EXAM: Wed. Dec. 6th  1 - 2:50 pm (noon class; room 217)
                                                           3 - 4:50 pm (2 pm class; room 218)

I will post my PowerPoint lectures at the bottom of this page each week for your review. 


Our required textbook is a free OpenStax book titled Concepts of Biology. Our weekly online homework is hosted by Sapling from Macmillan and is directly linked to this textbook.

Instruction on how to enroll in the course site:

You will be able to enroll in the course site two weeks before the first day of the term. Sapling Learning offers a grace period on payment; for most courses this is two weeks from the first day of the term. During sign up or throughout the term, if you have any technical problems, please fill out a support request form to contact the Sapling Learning support team at


The required  BI101 lab packet is available at the bookstore (for about $7.00). 

A little information about me:

I am interested in a broad range of topics related to the study of life, both human and ecological systems, and the outcomes of our actions and interactions with the natural world. My educational background reflects this range of interests, from Botany and Architecture as an undergraduate student at the University of Texas to my Master's degree in Environmental Sciences and Ph.D. in Forest Ecosystems & Society at Oregon State University. 

Prior to returning to college for my graduate degrees, I enjoyed a career in native garden design and construction and habitat restoration in the Texas Hill Country and the Willamette Valley. In addition to my passion for caring for the environment, I truly love teaching and being a part of the LBCC community.

I look forward to exploring a variety of biological sciences topics with you this term.  I want to help you meet your educational goals and succeed in the classroom. Bring your curiosity to class and let's have fun learning together! 

 Tips for studying

 Chapter 1 lecture

Chapter 19 Population Ecology part 1 and part 2 

Chapter 19 Community Ecology part 1 and part 2


Global Footprint Calculator

Chapter 20: Ecosystem Nutrients and Energy (in-class lecture)

Chapter 20: Energy flow and nutrient cycling (extra material)

Chapter 12: Diversity of Life 

Chapter 13: Bacteria and Viruses and Protists

Chapter 13: Fungi 

Chapter 14: Plants 


Chapter 15: Invertebrates and the phylum Arthropods

Chapter 15.6: Vertebrates 


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