Principles taught in a conceptual and/or hands-on manner either in a laboratory setting or in the field. (B) biotechnology; (C) ecology, evolution and conservation; (D) marine biology; (F) general biology. A-F only. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: 171/171L, 172/172L, in-service teachers; or consent.
(3 hr Lec, 3 hr Lab) Introduction to the diversity of marine organisms and the many specialized coastal, reef, and oceanic habitats in which they live. Lab and field research exercises will complement lecture subjects. Graduate standing in Marine Biology graduate degree program only. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Fall only)
(3 hr Lec, 3 hr Lab) Investigation of biological phenomena and processes related to productivity and food webs, community structure and ecology, adaptations, and physiology, and impacts of human activities and fisheries. Graduate standing in Marine Biology graduate degree program only. A-F only. Pre: 601. Minimum prerequisite grade of B. (Spring only)
Practical introduction to molecular methods used to address ecological and evolutionary questions. Advanced undergraduate/graduate level. Focus on methods and application to independent research project. A-F only. Pre: 265/265L (or equivalent) or 275/275L (or equivalent), and 375/375L, and consent. (Alt. years)
Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.
(1 3-hr Lab) Group or individual research projects depending on interest of students. Pre: 606 (or concurrent).
Critical review of theories of ethology, sociobiology; social and interspecific behavior, communication, and evolutionary theory. Lab optional. Pre: graduate standing.
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 audio-visual aids. Open to graduate students in various science disciplines. Repeatable one time. Cross-listed as NSCI619.
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)
(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.
Course Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~taylor/zool631.htm
Course Syllabus, 2014: /biology/sites/manoa.hawaii.edu.biology/files/courses/syllabi/biomsyllsched14.pdf
(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.
Course Website: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~taylor/zool632.htm
Course Syllabus, 2014: /biology/sites/manoa.hawaii.edu.biology/files/courses/syllabi/advbiomsyll14.pdf
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)
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. Repeatable five times.
Directed research and reading in various fields of zoology. Repeatable unlimited
Thesis Research. 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.
Selected problems of current or historic interest. Repeatable three times, up to nine credits. Pre: 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)