Upper-Division

BIOE 107 Ecology

Focuses on physiological, behavioral, and population ecology, and on linking ecological processes to evolution. It includes basic principles, experimental approaches, concepts of modeling, and applications to ecological problems.

Credits

5

Instructor

Laurel Fox, Bruce Lyon, Auston Kilpatrick

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 108 Marine Ecology

Paradigms and designs in marine ecology. A review of the paradigms that have shaped our understanding of marine ecology; analysis and discussion of experiments with these paradigms. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 208.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kristy Kroeker, Mark Carr

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C; BIOE 107 or BIOE 140 recommended. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 109 Evolution

An examination of the history and mechanisms of evolutionary change. Topics include molecular evolution, natural and sexual selection, adaptation, speciation, biogeography, and macroevolution.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kathleen Kay, Giacomo Bernardi, Grant Pogson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C, and BIOL 105.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 112 Ornithology

Introduction to the evolution, ecology, behavior, and natural history of birds, using exemplary case histories to illustrate key concepts in evolution, ecology, and behavior.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Lyon

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOE 107, BIOE 109, or BIOE 140. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 112L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 112L Ornithology Field Studies

Field trips introduce students to field identification skills and field investigation of census, foraging behavior, migration, social behavior, and communication. Examination of specimens in the laboratory will be used to highlight the diversity and taxonomy of birds. Students are billed a materials fee. Some field trips may require students to provide their own transportation.

Credits

2

Instructor

Bruce Lyon

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOE 107, BIOE 109, or BIOE 140. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 112 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 114 Herpetology

Lectures introduce students to evolution, development, physiology, behavior, ecology, and life history of reptiles and amphibians. The materials integrate with conceptual and theoretical issues of ecology, evolution, physiology, and behavior.

Credits

5

Instructor

Barry Sinervo

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; BIOE 107, BIOE 109, BIOE 110, or BIOE 140. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 114L is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 114L Field Methods in Herpetological Research

Field trips introduce students to natural history, censusing techniques, physiological ecology, and behavioral analysis of reptiles and amphibians. Laboratories introduce students to techniques for analyzing behavior and physiology. Field studies culminate with a group project in a natural setting. Some field trips may be held on weekends due to weather considerations. Some field trips may require students to provide their own transportation, some transportation will be provided by UCSC. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Barry Sinervo

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; BIOE 107, BIOE 109, BIOE 110, or BIOE 140. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 114 is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 117 Systematic Botany of Flowering Plants

An examination of the taxonomy and evolution of flowering plants. Special topics include phylogenetics and cladistics, plant species concepts, and modern methods of systematic research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kathleen Kay

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 117L.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 117L Systematic Botany of Flowering Plants Laboratory

Weekly laboratory concerned primarily with California flora and plant families. Several field trips. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Kathleen Kay

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 117.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 118 Plants and Society: the Biology of Food, Shelter, and Medicine

Introduces plant biology as it affects human society. Topics include the origins of agriculture, the morphology and chemistry of food plants, the material uses of plant products, the biology of medicinal plants, and plant diversity and bioprospecting.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jarmila Pittermann

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C; or ENVS 23 and ENVS 24.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 120 Marine Botany

An introduction to the biology of marine algae, fungi, and angiosperms with regard to form and function. Major boreal, temperate, and tropical marine plant communities. Lecture format.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 120L.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 120L Marine Botany Laboratory

One laboratory weekly and several field trips. Focuses on marine algae, fungi, and angiosperms. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 120.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 122 Invertebrate Zoology

An examination of invertebrates and their habitats. Lecture format.

Credits

5

Instructor

Baldo Marinovic

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 122L.

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

BIOE 122L Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory

An examination of invertebrates and their habitats. Weekly laboratories or field trips. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Baldo Marinovic

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 122.

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

BIOE 124 Mammalogy

Introduces the biology of mammals, including their classification, evolution, behavior, reproductive strategies, and general ecology. Examines the diagnostic traits of mammals; provides a survey of the living orders along with their diagnostic features, physiological and behavioral specializations, and adaptations.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 124L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 124L Mammalogy Laboratory

Focuses on the identification of mammals and their specific traits. Exercises provide hands-on experience at identifying mammal orders, families, and species. Field trip provides students with field techniques in mammalogy.

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 124 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 125 Ecosystems of California

A survey of the diversity, structure, and functioning of California's ecosystems through time and the ways they have influenced and responded to human activities and stewardship. Topics include: ecosystem drivers such as climate, soils, and land-use history; human and ecological prehistory; comparative marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystem dynamics; and managed ecosystems such as range, fisheries, and agriculture.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ENVS 125

Instructor

E. Zavaleta

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOE 20C. Enrollment is restricted to ecology and evolution, marine biology, plant sciences, and biology B.A. majors.

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

BIOE 127 Ichthyology

An introduction to the biology of jawless, cartilaginous, and bony fishes--their classification, evolution, form, physiology, and ecology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Giacomo Bernardi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 127L.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 127L Ichthyology Laboratory

One laboratory session a week and several field trips to study the biology of fish. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Giacomo Bernardi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 127.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 128L Large Marine Vertebrates Field Course

Lectures combined on fieldwork with large marine vertebrates in the laboratory and lectures with large marine vertebrates in the field (Monterey Bay, Ano Nuevo). Fieldwork familiarizes students with research methods, study design, and statistical approaches for research on large marine vertebrates (seals, birds, fish, and sharks). Research includes: animal tracking; physiology; behavior; foraging ecology; and energetics. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Patrick Robinson, Dan Costa

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 129 Biology of Marine Mammals

A survey of cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians, and sea otters, including natural history, systematics, physiology, behavior, anatomy, and conservation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dan Costa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. BIOL 110 is recommended.

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer

BIOE 129L Biology of Marine Mammals Laboratory

Covers the basics of marine mammal taxonomy, anatomy, and field methods with an emphasis on local field identification and understanding of local species. Will include field trips to Long Marine Lab, Ano Nuevo, and Monterey Bay. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Dan Costa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C. Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 129.

Quarter offered

Spring, Summer

BIOE 131 Animal Physiology

Principles and concepts underlying the function of tissues and organ systems in animals with emphasis on vertebrate systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOL 130.

Credits

5

Instructor

Terrie Williams, Rita Mehta

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C.

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

BIOE 131L Animal Physiology Laboratory

Experiments conducted with primary focus on quantitative physiological principles of organ systems and intact organisms. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 130L. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Terrie Williams, Rita Mehta

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 131 is required.

Quarter offered

Winter, Summer

BIOE 133 Exercise Physiology

An advanced-level course concerning physiological and biochemical processes associated with human performance. Emphasis is on the integration of organ systems for exercise. Topics include metabolism and fuel utilization, cardiovascular and respiratory dynamics during activity, and the effects of training. Requires a good understanding of basic physiological function and anatomy.

Credits

5

Instructor

Terrie Williams

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C. BIOE 131 is recommended. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 133L is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 133L Exercise Physiology Laboratory

An introduction to basic measurement techniques used in assessing the physiological response of humans to exercise. Sessions cover oxygen consumption, respiratory rate, and heart rate monitoring during aerobic and anaerobic activity. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Terrie Williams

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C. BIOE 131 is recommended. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 133 is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 134 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Course focuses on vertebrate form and function: an integration of physiology and biomechanics. Topics include: the physiology and biomechanics underlying vertebrate locomotion; vertebrate feeding; and the morphological changes associated with different locomotion and feeding strategies through evolutionary time.

Credits

5

Instructor

Rita Mehta

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 134L is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 134L Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory

Course focuses on the gross dissections all major clades of vertebrates: development, form, and diversity of organ systems and basic principles of evolution; vertebrate classification; and functional morphology, with emphasis on feeding and locomotion. Anatomical dissections integrated with the associated lecture material focusing on biomechanics, form, and function. Students are billed for a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Rita Mehta

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 134 is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 135 Plant Physiology

Cellular and organismal functions important in the life of green plants.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jarmila Pittermann

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C; concurrent enrollment in BIOE 135L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 135L Plant Physiology Laboratory

Weekly laboratory concerning the cellular and organismal functions of green plants. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

2

Instructor

Jarmila Pittermann

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C; concurrent enrollment in BIOE 135.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 136 Environmental Physiology

Explores how an organism's physiology interacts with its environment including molecular to whole organism-level processes. How do animals thrive in the most diverse regions of Earth and why are some more vulnerable to change than others?

Credits

5

Instructor

Robin Dunkin

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C.

General Education Code

SI

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 137 Molecular Ecology

This combination lecture/laboratory course explores the use of molecular (DNA and/or protein) data in ecological and conservation research. Topics covered include data collection; marker choice; estimating genetic diversity and population structure; the inference of mating systems; and environmental genomics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Beth Shapiro

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C and BIOL 20A and BIOL105, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 137L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 137L Molecular Ecology Laboratory

This combination lecture/laboratory course explores the use of molecular (DNA and/or protein) data in ecological and conservation research. Topics covered include data collection; marker choice; estimating genetic diversity and population structure; the inference of mating systems; and environmental genomics.

Credits

2

Instructor

Beth Shapiro

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C and BIOL 20A and BIOL105. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 137 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 140 Behavioral Ecology

An introduction to social and reproductive behavior. Emphasis on studies of vertebrates in their natural habitat. Ideas concerning the evolution of social behavior, mating systems, and individual reproductive strategies. Case histories of well-studied animals that illustrate key principles in courtship and mating, parental behavior, and food-getting behavior.

Credits

5

Instructor

Barry Sinervo

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C.

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

BIOE 141L Behavioral Ecology Field Course

A field-based course introducing students to concepts and methods for studying behavioral ecology in nature. Students will conduct observations and field experiments on various local model organisms including elephant seals, hummingbirds, sparrows, lizards, ants, bees, frogs, and salamanders. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Lyon, Barry Sinervo

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOE 107 or BIOE 140 or BIOE 110; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 145 Plant Ecology

An exploration of the ecology of plant form, function, distribution, abundance, and diversity. Topics include plant adaptations to environmental conditions, life history variation, competition, reproductive ecology, herbivory, and patterns of diversity. Lecture with discussions of original papers and independent field project. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 245.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ingrid Parker

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. BIOE 107 is recommended.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 145L Field Methods in Plant Ecology

Hands-on exploration of the concepts and techniques of plant ecology. A combination of lab, greenhouse, and field-based exercises (irrespective of weather conditions). Statistical analysis and scientific writing. One required weekend field trip. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 245L. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ingrid Parker

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 145 is required. BIOE 107 is recommended.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 147 Community Ecology

Develops the major themes of community biology: structure, trophic dynamics, succession, complex interactions among species, herbivory, evolution and coevolution. Uses case histories of well-studied marine and terrestrial systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 247.

Credits

5

Instructor

Laurel Fox

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOE 107, BIOE 108, BIOE 145, BIOE 155 or 159A; or ENVS 24 by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 148A Quantitative Ecology

Incorporates building mathematical models and fitting them to data to answer questions in ecology and evolution. Includes learning to write computer code to simulate models and analyze data. Topics include models of population and evolutionary dynamics, and species interactions and behavior. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 248A. Prerequisite(s): course 107 and by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

Auston Kilpatrick

General Education Code

MF

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 148B Quantitative Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Advanced methods for building mathematical models and fitting them to data to answer questions in ecology and evolution both mathematically and by writing computer code. Topics include: population dynamics and management, evolutionary and life-history theory, and behavior and game theory. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 248B. Prerequisite(s): mathematical and and programming background. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

Suzanne Alonzo

General Education Code

MF

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 149 Disease Ecology

Focuses on the ecological and evolutionary processes that drive the transmission of pathogens between hosts; the impact of disease on host populations; and what causes the emergence of an infectious disease. Includes theoretical framework, description of field techniques, and discussion of wildlife and human diseases including malaria, West Nile virus, Lyme disease, HIV, avian influenza (bird flu), Chikungunya, tuberculosis, chytridiomycosis, and Ebola.

Credits

5

Instructor

Auston Kilpatrick

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, and BIOE 20B and BIOE 20C and BIOE 107.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 150 Ecological Field Methods

Lectures and laboratory computer exercises designed to familiarize students with research methods, study design, statistical approaches, and analysis tools for ecological research. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Environmental Studies 104A.

Credits

5

Instructor

Donald Croll

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C; concurrent enrollment in BIOE 150L is required. BIOE 107, BIOE 108, BIOE 140, or BIOE 147 recommended.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 150L Ecological Field Methods Laboratory

Field-oriented course in the study of animal ecology and behavior. Combines overview of methodologies and approaches to field research with practical field studies. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Donald Croll

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 150 is required. BIOE 107, BIOE 108, BIOE 140, or BIOE 147 recommended.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 151A Ecology and Conservation in Practice Supercourse: Ecological Field Methods

An intensive, on-site learning experience in terrestrial field ecology and conservation, using the University of California Natural Reserves and other natural areas. Students study advance concepts in ecology, conservation, and field methods for four weeks, then experience total immersion in field research at the UC Natural Reserves and other natural areas. Lectures, field experiments, writing assignments, and computer exercises familiarize students with research methods, study design, statistical approaches, and analytical tools for ecological research. Students complete and communicate the results of short field projects in ecology, learn the natural history of the flora and fauna of California, and plan and execute a significant, independent field-research study at the end of the quarter. Enrollment is by application. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C or ENVS 23, 24, 100; and AMS 7 and 7L. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 151B-C-D or ENVS 109B-C-D is required. Satisfies the senior exit requirement for biological sciences majors and satisfies the senior exit requirement for environmental studies majors by prior approval. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOE 150, 150L, ENVS 104A or 196A.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ENVS 109A

Instructor

Donald Croll, Gage Dayton

BIOE 151B Ecology and Conservation in Practice Supercourse: Ecological Field Methods Laboratory

Field-oriented course in ecological research. Combines overview of methodologies and approaches to field research with practical field studies. Students complete field projects in ecology and also learn the natural history of the flora and fauna of California. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment is by application. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C or ENVS 23, 24, 100; and AMS 7 and 7L; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 151A-C-D or ENVS 109A-C-D is required. Satisfies the senior exit requirement for biological sciences majors and satisfies the senior exit requirement for environmental studies majors by prior approval. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOE 150, 150L, ENVS 104A or 196A.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ENVS 109B

Instructor

Donald Croll, Gage Dayton

BIOE 151C Ecology and Conservation in Practice Supercourse: Functions and Processes of Terrestrial Ecosystems

From lectures and discussion of terrestrial community and ecosystem ecology, students work individually or in small groups to present an idea for a project, review relevant literature, develop a research question/hypothesis, design and perform an experiment, collect and analyze data, and write a report. The instructor evaluates the feasibility of each student's project before it begins. Enrollment is by application. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C or ENVS 23, 24, 100; and AMS 7 and 7L. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 151A-B-D or ENVS 109A-B-D is required. Satisfies the senior exit requirement for biological sciences majors and satisfies the senior exit requirement for environmental studies majors by prior approval. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOE 150, 150L, ENVS 104A or 196A.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

ENVS 109C

Instructor

Donald Croll, Gage Dayton

BIOE 151D Ecology and Conservation in Practice Supercourse: Conservation in Practice

Focuses on current issues in environmental and conservation biology and the emerging field methods used to address them. From field-oriented lectures about current issues in environmental and conservation biology, students pursue research project as individuals and small groups to develop hands-on experience with field skills in conservation research and resource management. Enrollment is by application. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C or ENVS 23, 24, 100; and AMS 7 and 7L. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 151A-B-C or ENVS 109A-B-C required. Satisfies the senior exit requirement for biological sciences majors and satisfies the senior exit requirement for environmental studies majors by prior approval. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOE 150, 150L, ENVS 104A or 196A.

Credits

4

Cross Listed Courses

ENVS 109D

Instructor

Donald Croll, Gage Dayton

BIOE 153A Introduction to Arctic Ecology

Field-intensive course comprised of weekly classes in preparation for the field component. Focuses on issues relevant to the ecology of arctic regions including arctic ecology, arctic geology and paleontology, and arctic environmental change. Students are charged a materials fee. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, and BIOE 20B and 20C; and concurrent enrollment BIOE 153B and 153C.

Credits

5

Instructor

Beth Shapiro

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 153B Arctic Ecology

Field-intensive course focusing on issues relevant to the ecology of the arctic regions. Explores the changing arctic environment through lectures and hands-on research during an 18-day camping trip transecting the subarctic boreal forest to the high Arctic. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, and BIOE 20B and 20C; and concurrent enrollment BIOE 153A and 153C.

Credits

5

Instructor

Beth Shapiro

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 153C Disciplinary Communication for Biologists

Writing-intensive course focusing on developing skills in scientific communication with an emphasis on communicating issues relevant to the ecology of arctic regions. Communication products are developed during an 18-day camping trip in the Arctic. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, and BIOE 20B and 20C; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and concurrent enrollment BIOE 153A and 153B.

Credits

5

Instructor

Beth Shapiro

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 155 Freshwater Ecology

Provides an overview of the physical, chemical, and biological processes that characterize inland waters such as lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands. Also addresses relationships between humans and freshwater, and discusses these challenges in conservation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eric Palkovacs

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 155L Freshwater Ecology Laboratory

Field and laboratory study of the ecology of freshwater systems including lakes, streams, and estuaries. Students gain experience sampling and identifying freshwater organisms, designing and analyzing ecological experiments, and writing scientific reports. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eric Palkovacs

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C and BIOE 155.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 158L Marine Ecology Laboratory

Supervised individual research projects in experimental marine biology. Students carry out a complete research project, including (1) the formation of hypotheses; (2) the design and implementation of experiments; (3) collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and (4) write-up of an oral presentation. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kristy Kroeker, Peter Raimondi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOE 108; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 159A Marine Ecology Field Quarter: Marine Ecology with Laboratory

Total immersion in marine ecology for very motivated students. Students develop a research project during first five weeks on campus and then spend five weeks of immersion in directed research without distraction in isolated locations off campus (past locations include the Gulf of California in Mexico and Moorea in French Polynesia). Not available through University Extension. No other courses may be taken during this quarter. Students must sign a contract agreeing to standards of behavior outlined in the UCSC Rule Book and by the instructors. Students are billed a materials, transportation (not airfare), and room and board fee. Paradigms and designs in marine ecology. A review of the paradigms that have shaped our understanding of marine ecology and analysis and discussion of experiments with these paradigms. Students carry out a complete research project, including the formation of hypotheses; the design and implementation of experiments; the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the write-up and oral presentation of results. Admission by interview during previous winter quarter. BIOE 159A, 159B, 159C, and 159D are equivalent to BIOE 127, 127L, 108, and 158L for major requirements. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; BIOE 159A, 159B, 159C, and 159D must be taken concurrently.

Credits

5

Instructor

Giacomo Bernardi, Suzanne Alonzo, Peter Raimondi

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 159B Marine Ecology Field Quarter: Ichthyology with Laboratory

An introduction to the biology of jawless, cartilaginous, and bony fishes—their classification, evolution, form, physiology, and ecology. Admission by interview during previous winter quarter. BIOE 159A, 159B, 159C, and 159D are equivalent to BIOE 127, 127L, 108, and 158L for major requirements. BIOE 159A, 159B, 159C, and 159D must be taken concurrently.

Credits

5

Instructor

Giacomo Bernardi, Suzanne Alonzo, Peter Raimondi

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 159C Marine Ecology Field Quarter: Methods in Field Ecology

Students learn quantitative methods for field experiments and surveys. Emphasis will be on marine environments, but there will also be exposure to terrestrial systems. This is the lecture component to course 159D. No text is required for this course; instead, readings from the current literature will be assigned. Students are evaluated on written independent field project proposals and class participation. Admission by interview during previous winter quarter. BIOE 159A, 159B, 159C, and 159D are equivalent to BIOE 127, 127L, 108, and 158L for major requirements. BIOE 159A, 159B, 159C, and 159D must be taken concurrently.

Credits

5

Instructor

Giacomo Bernardi, Suzanne Alonzo, Peter Raimondi

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 159D Marine Ecology Field Quarter: Methods in Field Ecology Laboratory

This is laboratory portion of course 159C. Students carry out independent field projects under the supervision of course instructors. All work is done during the 5-6 week off-campus portion of course 159. Students are evaluated on field techniques, the final write-up of their independent field projects, and class participation. Admission by interview during previous winter quarter. BIOE 159A, 159B, 159C, and 159D are equivalent to BIOE 127, 127L, 108, and 158L for major requirements. BIOE 159A, 159B, 159C, and 159D must be taken concurrently.

Credits

5

Instructor

Giacomo Bernardi, Suzanne Alonzo, Peter Raimondi

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 159E Marine Ecology Field Quarter: Behavioral Ecology

Study of animal behavior from an ecological and evolutionary perspective, using lectures, exercises, discussion, and research experience in the field. Emphasis on marine environments with exposure to extraterrestrial systems and laboratory studies. Focus on how scientists study animal behavior and what has been learned about evolution and ecology and ecology of animal behavior. Admission by interview during previous winter quarter. BIOE 159E is equivalent to BIOE 140 for major requirements. BIOE 159A, 159B, 159C, and 159E must be taken concurrently.

Credits

5

Instructor

Suzanne Alonzo

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 161 Kelp Forest Ecology

Study of organization of kelp forests as models for examining biological communities. The physical and biotic factors responsible for community organization of kelp forests are explored using original literature and data collected in BIOE 161L. Class meets one full morning each week. Prerequisite(s): by interview only; BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C are required. Students must pass the University Research Diving Certification (contact the diving safety officer, Institute of Marine Sciences, for further information). Enrollment is restricted to seniors. BIOE 161L must be taken concurrently; BIOE 107, 120/L, 122/L are recommended.

Credits

5

Instructor

Peter Raimondi, Mark Carr

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 161L Kelp Forest Ecology Laboratory

Fieldwork using SCUBA to quantitatively and qualitatively examine the abundance and distribution of organisms in kelp forests, with additional laboratory work. Culminates with a directed individual research project. Class meets one full morning each week. Students are billed a materials fee. Admission by interview. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; BIOE 161 must be taken concurrently; BIOE 107, 120/L, 122/L are recommended. Students must pass the University Research Diving Certification (contact the Diving Safety Officer, Institute of Marine Sciences, for further information).

Credits

5

Instructor

Peter Raimondi, Mark Carr

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 163 Ecology of Reefs, Mangroves, and Seagrasses

Integrated treatment of coral reefs, sea grasses, and mangroves emphasizing interactions and processes through time. Major topics: biological and geological history, biogeography, evolution and ecology of dominant organisms, biodiversity, community and ecosystem ecology, geology, biogeochemistry, global change, human impacts.

Credits

5

Instructor

Donald Potts

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 163L is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 163L Ecology of Reefs, Mangroves, and Seagrasses Laboratory

An interdisciplinary laboratory exploration of the anatomy, morphology, adaptations, diversity, evolution, and ecology of corals, mangroves, and seagrasses and of their physical, chemical, and geological environments.

Credits

2

Instructor

Donald Potts

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 163 is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 165 Marine Conservation Biology

Initially undertakes an in-depth comparison of the biology and conservation of marine versus terrestrial ecosystems. With this foundation, course examines marine biodiversity loss resulting from overexploitation, habitat loss, species introduction, and pollution, with particular emphasis on the resulting trophic cascades, biodiversity losses, and climate change. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Environmental Studies 120.

Credits

5

Instructor

Donald Croll

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C; OCEA 101 recommended.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 171 Disciplinary Communication for Biologists

Writing-intensive course focusing on developing skills in scientific communication, with an emphasis on communicating issues relevant to ecologists and evolutionary biologists. Presents the norms and standards of scientific communication spanning multiple genres Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 271.

Credits

5

Instructor

Beth Shapiro

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements, and BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOE 20C.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 172 Population Genetics

Basic population genetics and selected topics will be covered, including genetics of speciation, tempo and mode of evolution, genetics of social behavior, natural selection in human populations, and the impact of molecular studies on evolutionary theory. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOE 272.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grant Pogson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C, and BIOL 105, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 172L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 172L Population Genetics Laboratory

A companion course to 172 Population Genetics that applies the theory developed in that course to related disciplines including conservation biology, ecology, agriculture, and population biology. Original scientific literature relating to the theory developed in BIOE 172 is read, and applied problem sets are solved by the students. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOE 272L.

Credits

2

Instructor

Grant Pogson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, BIOE 20C, and BIOL 105, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 172 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 182F Exploring Research in EEB

Provides undergraduate students with exposure to research in the laboratory of an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) faculty member, affiliate, or adjunct. Students are not expected to do independent research but rather to assist in laboratory or field research projects under the supervision of the faculty mentor or appointed researcher. Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate research contract on file with the department. If supervised by different faculty or researchers, may be repeated for credit.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 183L Undergraduate Research in EEB

Designed to ensure that students are intellectually engaged in the planning or implementation of a supervised or independent research project, achieve a fundamental understanding of implementing the scientific method, and develop their scientific writing and and presentation skills. Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in course 183W and an Undergraduate Research Contract on file with the department.

Credits

3

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 183W Undergraduate Research in EEB--Writing

Working in coordination with an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) faculty member, affiliate or adjunct, students develop and write a formal research proposal or report and give a presentation on their research project. Includes weekly class meetings focused on the philosophy of science, basic statistics, library searches, inputting data, creating graphs, and preparing results for publication, posters, and talks.

Credits

2

Instructor

Laurel Fox, Mark Carr, Donald Potts

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; and BIOE 107, BIOE 108, or BIOE109; and an undergraduate research contract on file with the department.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 193 Independent Research in EEB

Continued undergraduate research on a project sponsored by an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) faculty member, affiliate, or adjunct. Students are graded on the quality of their research and meeting the terms of their undergraduate research contract. Prerequisites: course 183W and an undergraduate research contract on file with the department.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 193F Independent Research in EEB

Continued undergraduate research on a project sponsored by an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) faculty member, affiliate, or adjunct. Students are graded on the quality of their research and meeting the terms of their undergraduate research contract. Prerequisites: course 183W and an undergraduate research contract on file with the department.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 195 Senior Thesis

An individually supervised course, with emphasis on independent research. Students required to submit a senior thesis. Enrollment is restricted to majors in biology, ecology and evolution, marine biology, plant sciences, and the combined major with environmental studies. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 198F Independent Field Study

Provides for two credits of independent field study (a) by means other than the usual supervision in person, or (b) when the student is doing all or most of the coursework off campus. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 199 Tutorial

Reading, discussion, written reports, and laboratory research on selected biological topics, using facilities normally available on campus. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

BIOE 199F Tutorial

Two-credit Tutorial. Reading, discussion, written reports, and laboratory research on selected biological topics, using facilities normally available on campus. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer