Introduction to the evolution and systematics of vertebrates, with emphasis on comparative morphology, physiology, and ecology. Pre: BIOL 265. Co-requisite: 325L. DB
(1 3-hr Lab) Application of methods in demonstrations, films, and projects. Pre: 306 (or concurrent). DY
Introduction to animal and human ethology and sociobiology; emphasis on social and interspecific behavior, its causes and adaptive significance. Lab optional. Pre: 171 and 171L and 172 and 172L or ANSC 201; or consent. DB
Laboratory to accompany BIOL 220. A-F only. Pre: 171 or 172 or BOT 101; and 220 (or concurrent); and MATH 134 or MATH assessment exam (with score for MATH 140). (Cross-listed as BOT 220L) .
Introduction to statistical approaches in biology. Students will learn how to formulate hypotheses, test them quantitatively, and present results. Students will analyze biological datasets using the computer language . A-F only. Pre: 171, 172 or BOT 101; and BIOL/BOT 220L (or concurrent) and MATH 134 or MATH assessment exam (with score required for MATH 140). (Cross-listed as BOT 220)
Introduces concepts and techniques in the genetics of behavior. Techniques inclued next gen sequencing, GWAS, and more. Student may use real data to analyze associations between genotype and phenotype.
The course will focus on concepts of evolution applied to the unique natural history of marine species, such as sexual selection and the evolution of sperm-egg interactions in free-spawning taxa; relationships among larval developmental mode, population genetic structure, geographic range, and rates of speciation and extinction in the fossil record; the Cambrian Explosion; marine biogeography, particularly the joint use of molecular phylogenetics and the fossil record to characterize spatial and temporal dynamics of species diversity in the coral triangle. (Crosslisted as MBIO 625)
Restriction: Instructor Approval
General survey of the principles of ecology. Focus on processes influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms, interactions among organisms, and interactions between organisms and the environment. A-F only. Pre: BIOL 171; BIOL 172 or BOT 201. (Cross-listed as BOT 305) DB
Biology, physiology, and ecology of marine organisms and marine ecosystems, and the physical and chemical factors, which influence them. Cannot be used to satisfy BS-MB major requirements. Credit granted for only one of ZOOL 200, BIOL 301, or BIOL 406. Junior standing or consent. A-F only. Pre: 171 and 172.
Advanced topics in conservation and environmental biology. Repeatable three times, up to twelve credits. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as BOT 750)