Directed research and reading in various fields of zoology.
Reports on research or reviews of literature. Graduate students required to take this or one topics course (710-719) per year. Repeatable five times. (B) general zoology; (C) zoology literature; (D) animal behavior, (E) ecology, (F) animal physiology, (G) development biology; (H) marine biology.
Theories and concepts of ecology, evolution, and genetics for conservation of biological diversity. Topics will include restoration ecology, management planning, laws and policies, biological invasions. Cross-listed as BOT 690.
Pre-requisites: BIOL 375 and (ZOOL 480 or BOT 462) and (ZOOL 410, ZOOL 439, ZOOL 620, ZOOL 623, BOT 453, BOT 454, BOT 456, or BOT 492)
Theory and applications of population biology; behavior of population models, as revealed by analytical methods and computer simulation; application to population problems such as endangered species; discussion of classical and current literature in population biology. Cross-listed as BOT 652.
Pre-requisites: One of the following: ZOOL 439, ZOOL 467, ZOOL 620, ZOOL 621, ZOOL 623, BOT 453, BOT 454, BOT 456, NREM 680, PEPS 671; or consent
(3 lectures, 1 2-hour discussion per week) Multivariable statistical methods: multiple regression and correlation; multiway anova; general linear models; repeated measures and multivariate anova; loglinear analysis and logistic regression.
Pre-requisites: ZOOL 631 or consent
(3 lectures, 1 2-hour discussion per week) Basic statistical methods; design of studies; data exploration; probability; distributions; parametric and nonparametric one-sample, two-sample, multi-sample, regression, and correlation analyses; frequency tables.
Pre-requisites: MATH 241 or consent
(1 lecture, 1 2-hour lab, 1 discussion per week) Formal quantitative approach in identifying, designing, performing, analyzing, and interpreting ecological field problems. Offered alternate years only.
Pre-requisites: ZOOL 439/L and ZOOL 631, or consent
Principles of ecology of marine biota and environment.
Pre-requisites: Graduate standing in Biology, Oceanography, or Botany; or consent
Effective teaching methods, organization of courses, lectures, laboratory exercises; development and evaluation of examinations; computers and audio-visual aids. Open to graduate students in various science disciplines. Repeatable one time. Cross-listed as NSCI619.