Structure, development, physiology, reproduction, evolution, behavior, and ecology of animals.
Pre: written consent.
The biogeography, evolution, ecology, and physiology of corals and coral reefs, and the application of this information to the management of coral reefs. Emphasis will be placed on processes such as dispersal, the evolution and operation of mutualisms, calcification, reproduction, and the maintenance of diversity. Pre: BIOL 265 (or concurrent) or BIOL 301 (or concurrent). (Spring only)
Nerve cells, their signaling capabilities and the developmental organization of nervous systems, both invertebrate and vertebrate, for sensory reception, integration, behavioral command and learning;insights from on-going research using molecular,
genetic, biophysical, and imaging methods. Pre: BIOL 275 or consent. (Spring only)
Reports on research, reviews of literature, or research experience. Required of students majoring in zoology or entomology. (B) general zoology; (D) animal behavior; (E) ecology; (F) physiology; (G) developmental biology; (H) marine biology. Repeatable 2 times per alpha, credits earned for 3 credits only. Pre: 306 or equivalent or consent for (D).
Teaching internship in zoology. Required of ZOOL BS degree students. ZOOL BS majors only. CR/NC only
Performance of a laboratory, field or library research project under the direction of a faculty advisor. Preparation of a proposal and written final report required. Limited to zoology majors. Repeatable eight times, up to 45 credits.
Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.
Critical review of theories of ethology, sociobiology; social and interspecific behavior, communication, and evolutionary theory. Lab optional. Pre: graduate standing.
(1 3-hr Lab) Group or individual research projects depending on interest of students. Pre: 606 (or concurrent).
Introduction to concepts and techniques in the genetics of behavior. Techniques include next gen sequencing, GWAS, and more. Students may use real data to analyze associations between genotype and phenotype. Repeatable one time. Graduate students only. (Fall only)
Lectures, readings and presentations on sensory systems and behavior of fishes. A-F only. Pre: 306, 430, 465, 606; or consent. Co-requisite: 608L. (Alt. years)
Laboratory study of fish sensory systems and behavior. A-F only. Pre: 306, 430, 465, 606; or consent. Co-requisite: 608. (Alt. years)
Discussion and survey of literature on specific topics; some field and lab work may be required. Repeatable three times.
Effective teaching methods, organization of courses, lectures, laboratory exercises; development and evaluation of examinations; computers and audiovisual aids. Open to graduate students in various science disciplines. Repeatable one time. (Cross-listed as NSCI 619)
Principles of ecology of marine biota and environment. Pre: graduate standing in zoology, oceanography, or botany; or consent.
(1 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab, 1 Discussion) Formal quantitative approach in identifying, designing, performing, analyzing, and interpreting ecological field problems. A-F only. Pre: 439, 439L, and 631; or consent. (Alt. years)
Fundamental elements of modern evolutionary theory and research, with a strong focus on marine organisms and ecosystems. A-F only. Pre: instructor approval. (Alt. years: fall)
(3 Lec, 1 2-hr Discussion) 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: MATH 215 or 216 or 241 or 251A or NREM 203 (or equivalent), or consent.
(3 Lec, 1 2-hr Discussion) Multivariate statistical methods: multiple regression and correlation; multiway anova; general linear models; repeated measures and multivariate anova; loglinear analysis and logistic regression. Pre: 631 or consent.
Biophysical and membrane mechanisms of conduction, synaptic transmission, and other electrical responses of nerve cells. Pre: consent. (Alt years: spring)
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. Pre: one of the following: 439, 467, 620, 623, BOT 453, BOT 454, BOT 456, NREM 680, PEPS 671; or consent. (Cross-listed as BOT 652)
Graduate level course to train students in the pedagogical tools to enhance active learning in STEM classes. Includes discussions of the primary literature, demonstrations and practice using scientific teaching techniques. BOT or ZOOL or MBIO majors only. Graduate students only. (Alt. years: spring) (Cross-listed as BOT 670)
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. Pre: BIOL 375 and either 480 or BOT 462; and either 410, 439, 620, 623, BOT 453, 454, 456, or 492. (Cross-listed as BOT 690 and NREM 690)
Reports on research or reviews of literature. Graduate students required to take this or one topics course (710–719) per year. (B) general zoology; (C) zoology literature; (D) animal behavior; (E) ecology; (F) animal physiology; (G) development biology; (H) marine biology; (I) systematics and evolution. Each alpha is repeatable five times.
Directed research and reading in various fields of zoology. Repeatable unlimited times.
Repeatable unlimited times.
Selected advanced topics in experimental design or data analysis for biologists. Repeatable unlimited times. ZOOL majors only. Pre: 631 and 632, or consent.
Advanced treatment of selected topics under current active investigation. Repeatable unlimited times. ZOOL majors only. Pre: a graduate course in physiology, neurology, or related subjects and consent.
Lecturediscussion of selected topics. Repeatable three times, up to nine credits. ZOOL majors only. Pre: consent.
Comparative morphology, development, taxonomy, phylogeny. Repeatable three times, up to nine credits.
Lecture-discussion of various aspects. Repeatable up to nine credits. ZOOL majors only.
Selected problems in environmental physiology, electro-physiology, or neurophysiology. Basic concepts and measurements of function at the organismic or cellular level. Repeatable three times, up to nine credits.
Selected problems of current or historic interest. Repeatable three times, up to nine credits. Pre: consent
Advanced topics in ecology; discussion of literature and in depth survey of specific areas. Repeatable three times up to nine credits. Pre: graduate standing and consent.
Advanced topics in conservation and environmental biology. Repeatable three times, up to twelve credits. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as BOT 750)
Graduate level introduction to evolution and ecology emphasizing foundational literature, modern models and inference, and major questions in evolution and ecology. Topics include population ecology, community ecology, the genetics of populations, systematics, and speciation. (Alt. years: fall)
Graduate level introduction to evolution and ecology emphasizing foundational literature, modern models and inference, and major questions in evolution and ecology. This is the second semester continuation of 780. (Alt. years: spring)
Repeatable unlimited times.