Graduate

BIOE 200A Scientific Skills

Exposes graduate students to teaching skills, understanding the scientific method, searching and organizing literature, grant proposal and scientific writing, data management and presentation, and scientific speaking. Students are evaluated on their participation and the quality of a written research proposal.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Carr

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 200B Advanced Organismal Biology

Consists of lectures focusing on pivotal topics in ecology and evolution. Relevant background material is developed followed by a critical analysis of readings from the primary literature. Designed to give graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students direct contact with the major areas of research that are currently at the forefront of organismal biology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Suzanne Alonzo, Dan Costa, Auston Kilpatrick

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 208 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 108.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kristy Kroeker, Mark Carr

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 245 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 145.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ingrid Parker

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOE 107 or ENVS 24 or permission of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 245L Field Methods in Plant Ecology Laboratory

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 145L.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ingrid Parker

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 247 Community Ecology

Develops the major themes of community ecology: 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 147.

Credits

5

Instructor

Laurel Fox

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 248A 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 148A.

Credits

5

Instructor

Auston Kilpatrick

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 248B 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, evolution and life-history theory, and behavior and game theory. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 148B. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

Suzanne Alonzo

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 258L Experimental Marine Ecology

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) the write-up of an oral presentation. Prerequisite(s): BIOE 208; and interview to assess ability to carry out field project.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kristy Kroeker, Peter Raimondi

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 262 Facilitating Change in Coastal Science Policy

Skills-based course in effective leadership and communication, including stakeholder engagement, facilitation, conflict resolution, team building, and introduction to project management. Communication training includes identifying audiences and objectives (public, philanthropy, policymakers, managers, scientist practitioners) and leveraging non-traditional communication platforms. Enrollment is by application and restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CSP 245

Instructor

Kristy Kroeker

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 271 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. This courses presents the norms and standards of scientific communication spanning multiple genres. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 171.

Credits

5

Instructor

Beth Shapiro

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

BIOE 272 Population Genetics

Basic population genetics and selected topics are 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 Biology 172.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grant Pogson

Requirements

Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 272L is required. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 272L Population Genetics Laboratory

A companion course to 272 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 course 272 is read, and applied problem sets are solved by the students. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 172L.

Credits

2

Instructor

Grant Pogson

Requirements

Must be taken concurrently with BIOE 272. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 279 Evolutionary Ecology

Analysis of the ways in which ongoing evolution and coevolution shape the ecological structure and dynamics of populations, species, and species interactions across geographic landscapes.

Credits

5

Instructor

John Thompson

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 281A Topics in Basic and Applied Marine Ecology

Seminar focusing on concepts in basic and applied ecology. Structure rotates quarterly between graduate student research and readings of journal articles and textbooks.

Credits

5

Instructor

Mark Carr

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281B Topics in Molecular Evolution

A discussion of current research and literature review on the subject of molecular evolution. Primary focus on recent results on molecular phylogenetics and molecular population genetics.

Credits

2

Instructor

Giacomo Bernardi

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281C Topics in Physiological Ecology

An intensive seminar focusing on the interaction between physiological constraint and life history options and solutions employed by animals. Topics vary from comparative physiology to ecological theory. Participants are required to present results of their own research or review papers of interest.

Credits

5

Instructor

Dan Costa

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281D Topics in Global Change Ecology

Focuses on fundamental concepts in global-change ecology, with emphasis on coastal and marine ecosystems and issues of sustainability. The seminar is devoted to reading and evaluating current and classic literature and discussing graduate student research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kristy Kroeker

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281E Topics in Freshwater Ecology

Current topics in freshwater ecology, eco-evolutionary dynamics, fisheries, and fish ecology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Eric Palkovacs

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission from instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall

BIOE 281F Ecological Research Topics

Intensive research and discussions on plant-animal interactions. All students undertake a research project and meet weekly with the faculty sponsor to monitor progress. The group meets weekly to discuss experimental design and analysis, specific problems related to the students' research, relevant research papers, or manuscripts that the group members are writing. Each student gives a formal presentation of research plans or progress each quarter.

Credits

5

Instructor

Laurel Fox

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281G Topics in Sexual Selection and Social Behavior

Discussion of current topics, research, and methods in sexual selection and social behavior focusing on theoretical and empirical research and links between evolution and ecology. Students present and discuss their research, read and discuss current and classic literature, or read and discuss methods used in the field.

Credits

5

Instructor

Suzanne Alonzo

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Qualified undergraduates may enroll by permission of the instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281H Topics in Comparative Marine Physiology

Intensive seminar on selected topics in marine physiology. Students present results from their own research and discuss recent advances from the literature.

Credits

5

Instructor

Rita Mehta

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281I Topics in Disease Ecology, Population Biology, and Conservation

Selected topics in population biology and disease ecology. Students present results from their own research and discuss recent advances from the literature. (Formerly Topics in Plant Population and Disease Ecology)

Credits

5

Instructor

Auston Kilpatrick

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll by permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281K Topics in Plant Evolution

Intensive seminar on selected topics in plant evolution. Students present results from their own research and discuss recent advances from the literature.

Credits

5

Instructor

Kathleen Kay

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll by permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281L Topics in Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology

An intensive seminar on selected topics in behavioral and evolutionary ecology. Students are expected to discuss the current literature and present literature reviews, research proposals, and preliminary results from their ongoing research.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bruce Lyon

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281N Topics in Marine Vertebrate Ecology

Seminar on the ecology of marine vertebrates. Topics vary from the factors that explain the distribution of marine predators to island biogeography and the ecosystem effects of introduced vertebrates on islands.

Credits

5

Instructor

Donald Croll

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281O Topics in Plant-Water Relations

Intensive seminar focusing on fundamental and evolutionary concepts in plant-water relations. Students present results from their own research and discuss recent advances from the literature.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jarmila Pittermann

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll by permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281P Topics in Plant Population Ecology

An intensive seminar on selected topics in plant ecology and population biology. Students present results from their own research and discuss recent advances from the literature.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ingrid Parker

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission from instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281Q Topics in Molecular Evolutionary Genetics

An intensive seminar on selected topics in molecular evolutionary genetics. Students are required to present results from their own research projects, present a critical review paper at least once during the quarter, and submit a written research proposal.

Credits

5

Instructor

Grant Pogson

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduate students may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281R Topics in Marine Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

An intensive seminar series focusing on fundamental concepts in marine ecology. Emphasis changes quarter to quarter. At least one quarter per year is devoted to discussion of graduate student research. Other quarters involve reading and evaluating current and classic literature on marine ecology and evolutionary biology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Peter Raimondi

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281S Topics in Ancient DNA and Paleogenomics

Topics in population genetics and genomics, focusing on work involving paleontological and archaeological material. Students present weekly written and oral reports of their research projects. Once each term, students critique a recent publication.

Credits

5

Instructor

Beth Shapiro

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission from instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281T Species Interactions and Coevolution

The genetics and ecological structure of species interactions, and the role of coevolution between species in shaping biodiversity.

Credits

5

Instructor

John Thompson

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

BIOE 281U Topics in Invertebrate Biology

An intensive study about concepts, theory, and techniques for graduate students conducting research on the ecology, genetics, evolution, systematics, or biodiversity of marine invertebrates.

Credits

5

Instructor

Donald Potts

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; advanced undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281V Topics in Behavioral Ecology

A discussion of current topics and methods in behavioral ecology and life history evolution.

Credits

5

Instructor

Barry Sinervo

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 281W Topics in Exercise and Environmental Physiology

A weekly seminar discussion on current research and techniques in mammalian exercise and environmental physiology. Areas covered include locomotor physiology, exercise testing and cardiovascular monitoring, and biomechanics. Oral presentation of ongoing research or current literature required from each student.

Credits

5

Instructor

Terrie Williams

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

BIOE 286 Experimental Design and Data Analysis

Focuses on problems and designs in ecology and population biology. Topics include experimental design; exploratory data analysis; hands-on statistics; and graphical theory. Structured around a statistical analysis and graphics program to teach students to design surveys and experiments and analyze data. Previous work in statistics strongly recommended.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CSP 241

Instructor

Peter Raimondi

Requirements

Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 286L is required. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 286L Experimental Design and Data Analysis Lab

Lab will focuses on hands-on statistical problem solving, graphical presentations and experimental design issues.

Credits

2

Cross Listed Courses

CSP 241L

Instructor

Peter Raimondi

Requirements

Concurrent enrollment in BIOE 286 is required. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

BIOE 293 Readings in Ecology and Evolution

Weekly readings and discussions of recent research papers in ecology, evolution, and related topics from organismal biology.

Credits

2

Instructor

John Thompson, Bruce Lyon

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Winter, Spring

BIOE 294 Ecology, Evolutionary Biology Seminar

Selected topics of current interest to ecologists and evolutionary biologists presented by weekly guest speakers.

Credits

0

Instructor

Barry Sinervo, Terrie Williams, Donald Potts

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 295 Advanced Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar

Course consists of extended weekly meetings organized around an advanced theme in theoretical or applied evolutionary biology, ecology, physiology, behavior, or other aspect of oranismal biology. Course is targeted at students who already have reached a professional level of expertise in their field and advanced master students.

Credits

0

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

BIOE 297A Independent Study

Independent study for graduate students who have not yet settled on a research area for their thesis. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

BIOE 297B Independent Study

Independent study for graduatestudents who have not yet settled on a research area for their thesis. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

BIOE 297C Independent Study

Independent study for graduate students who have not yet settled on a research area for their thesis. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes

BIOE 299A Thesis Research

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

BIOE 299B Thesis Research

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

10

Repeatable for credit

Yes

BIOE 299C Thesis Research

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

15

Repeatable for credit

Yes