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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
EEB 300 — Undergraduate Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 3
Reqs: BS
Other: INDEPENDENT

Intended primarily for juniors, including Honors students, who wish to pursue independent research or study at an intermediate level in an area of biological science. The student may ask an appropriate faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to direct the research project and supervise related readings. The project may take the form of an investigation of new problems in the field or laboratory, a detailed investigation of primary sources (a literature survey), development of new procedures or programs, design of a classroom experiment, etc. A final paper is required and must be approved by the research advisor.

Advisory Prerequisite: Eight credits of biology and 3.0 grade point average in science; permission of faculty member in EEB.

EEB 302 — Teaching Experience for Undergraduates
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 3
Other: Expr

Undergraduates participating in this course are responsible for:

  1. aiding regularly assigned Graduate Student Instructors;
  2. providing tutorial help for undergraduates enrolled in the course;
  3. meeting regularly with discussion and laboratory sessions; and
  4. participating with Graduate Student Instructors in instructional activities.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

EEB 335 — Biodiversity Research Seminar
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: OConnor,Barry M; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 2
Reqs: BS

A critical component of science is transmitting the results of scientific research to the greater scientific community. If the results of research are not made available to other scientists, they never enter into the great debate, and the research may as well never had been conducted. For this reason, it is important to learn how to communicate research to other scientists, and to evaluate the research of others. Research presentations are one of the major avenues scientists use to transmit information (publication in peer-reviewed journals is another).

We have two goals in EEB 335. First, you should learn how to extract critical information from a research seminar. Second, you should learn the characteristics that distinguish a good seminar from a bad seminar. To accomplish these goals, you will attend one seminar each week. You will then write up a short summary of the seminar, and discuss the seminar in discussion the following week.

Enforced Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or [171 and 172] or [195 and 173].

Advisory Prerequisite: Recommended grade of at least B in BIOLOGY 162

EEB 335 — Biodiversity Research Seminar
Section 002, DIS

FA 2007
Credits: 2
Reqs: BS

A critical component of science is transmitting the results of scientific research to the greater scientific community. If the results of research are not made available to other scientists, they never enter into the great debate, and the research may as well never had been conducted. For this reason, it is important to learn how to communicate research to other scientists, and to evaluate the research of others. Research presentations are one of the major avenues scientists use to transmit information (publication in peer-reviewed journals is another).

We have two goals in EEB 335. First, you should learn how to extract critical information from a research seminar. Second, you should learn the characteristics that distinguish a good seminar from a bad seminar. To accomplish these goals, you will attend one seminar each week. You will then write up a short summary of the seminar, and discuss the seminar in discussion the following week.

Enforced Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or [171 and 172] or [195 and 173].

Advisory Prerequisite: Recommended grade of at least B in BIOLOGY 162

EEB 355 — Woody Plants I: Biology and Identification
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Dick,Christopher William

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS

Ecology, biology and identification of trees, shrubs, and vines are studied in weekly field trips. Woody plants are studied in their natural ecosystems — including upland (oak-hickory, beech-sugar maple, lake plain), wetland (swamp, bog), and floodplain forests. Non-native species are taught in the Nichols Arboretum, Saginaw Forest, and Main Campus. Lecture topics include vegetative and reproductive morphology, ecology, systematics, biogeography, genetic diversity, invasive species biology, and forest history.

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171

EEB 380 — Oceanography: Marine Ecology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Lehman,John T; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Marine ecology is a study of the organisms and processes of the ocean, including both water and sediment communities. This course teaches physical and chemical aspects, but emphasizes biological aspects of oceanography, and applies ecological and evolutionary principles to the study of marine life. Lectures introduce the major groups of marine organisms and cover the interrelationships of marine organisms and their environments. Organisms and communities from the following habitats are discussed: estuaries; the rocky intertidal; coral reefs; the coastal zone; the deep sea; and the open ocean. The course treats organisms as different as bacteria and whales. This course is required for the Marine Biology option of the undergraduate Oceanography concentration. Grading is based on three one-hour exams.

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 & 172 & 173 or 195 & 173, AND on term of college CHEM or PHYSICS.

EEB 400 — Advanced Research
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 3
Reqs: BS
Other: INDEPENDENT

Intended for those engaged in original research at an advanced level. This course number is most frequently elected by senior Honors students who have completed EEB 300 and who are completing their research and writing their thesis. A final paper is required. (Refer to the description of EEB 300 for more information.)

Advisory Prerequisite: 12 credits of BIOLOGY, 3.0 average in science, and permission of instructor in EEB.

EEB 410 — EEB Capstone Seminar
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Werner,Earl E
Instructor: Tucker,Priscilla K; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This course is required of all EEB concentrators and is intended to be taken late in the concentrator's career after exposure to both basic ecological and evolutionary theory.

The course will provide the opportunity for in-depth discussion of the ecological and evolutionary principles underlying important issues in biology and human affairs. Topics will be chosen to illustrate the action (and interaction) of ecological and evolutionary processes, and discussions will explore the theory, empirical evidence, and methodologies relevant to these processes. Readings will be from both peer-reviewed (or primary) and popular literature.

Students will be expected to actively participate in discussions, lead discussions, and to write essays or papers on the discussion topics. Each term typically will explore a range of topics drawn from important issues such as emerging diseases, climate change, bioethical questions, early hominid ecology and evolution, conservation biology, environmental problems, speciation, biodiversity, or illustrative case studies in ecology and evolution (e.g., those on Darwin's finches).

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 281 and 390

EEB 424 — Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Low,Bobbi S; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted for students who have taken or are enrolled in EEB 492.

This course focuses on the ways environments shape the behavior and life histories of animals. Because environments pose constraints, behaviors have "better" and "worse" impacts on an organism's survival and reproduction.

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171.

EEB 440 — Biology of Fishes
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Wehrly,Kevin Eldon

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

Lectures cover many aspects of the biology of lower vertebrates known as fishes, including evolution, physiology, functional morphology, phylogeny, bio geography, ecology, and reproduction. The systematic position of fish among vertebrates is discussed and exemplary assemblages examined. Special attention is given to the effect of the physical properties of water on form, function and mode of life of fishes. Discussions examine current papers in the primary literature.

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171, 172 and 173.

EEB 441 — The Biology of Fishes Laboratory
Section 001, LAB

Instructor: Wehrly,Kevin Eldon

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS

Optional laboratory course accompanying ENVIRON 422, providing an introduction to the field methods used in fish biology and fisheries, and examining the diversity of the Michigan ichthyofauna and major groups of world fishes.

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171, 172 and 173.

EEB 459 — Systematic Botany
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Berry,Paul E

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Reqs: BS

The integration of taxonomy, evolution, and phylogenetics, focusing on flowering plants. Training in the major groups of flowering plants, including classification systems, identification, naming, morphology, molecular evolution, and biogeography. Lab emphasis on representative families and genera of major plant groups, use of identification keys, and plant collections.

Textbook: Plant Systematics, M. Simpson. (Elsevier)

Advisory Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 171 & 172 & 173 or 195 & 173 OR 255.

EEB 477 — Laboratory in Field Ecology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Perfecto,Ivette; homepage
Instructor: Vandermeer,John H; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 5
Reqs: BS

This is a filed course, emphasizing observation and hypothesis formation in ecology. Students work in small groups on specific topics, which changes from week to week.

Advisory Prerequisite: A course in Ecology.

EEB 498 — The Ecology of Agroecosystems
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Vandermeer,John H; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

An analysis of ecological principles as they apply to agricultural ecosystems, emphasizing theoretical aspects but also covering empirical results of critical experiments. While the emphasis is on principles, practical applicability is also explored where appropriate. Physical, biological, and social forces are integrated as necessary. Designed as preparation for active research in agroecosystem ecology.

Advisory Prerequisite: A course in Ecology.

EEB 601 — Readings in Investigative Biology
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 8

Individual work and reading for graduate students.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

EEB 700 — Advanced Study in Biology
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 8

An introduction to research methods in biology, requiring examination of original literature, experimental work on the subject of investigation, and the writing of a report.

Advisory Prerequisite: 16 hours in Biology, Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

EEB 730 — Advanced Zoological Studies
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 8

An introduction to the research methods in zoology requiring examination of original literature, experimental work on the subject of investigation, and writing of a report.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

EEB 755 — Special Studies in Botany
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 16

Students who wish to carry on independent study in some specific discipline within the field of botany may elect this course. Each student must arrange with an appropriate faculty member to have his or her study supervised. An independent study project may involve library, laboratory, or field research or any combination of these.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

EEB 800 — Biology Seminars
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Kling II,George W; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 1

A graduate seminar course providing opportunity to discuss current work and new developments in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

EEB 800 — Biology Seminars
Section 002, SEM

Instructor: Rathcke,Beverly J; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 1

A graduate seminar course providing opportunity to discuss current work and new developments in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

EEB 800 — Biology Seminars
Section 003, SEM

Instructor: Burnham,Robyn J

FA 2007
Credits: 1

A graduate seminar course providing opportunity to discuss current work and new developments in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

EEB 800 — Biology Seminars
Section 004, SEM

Instructor: Dick,Christopher William

FA 2007
Credits: 1

A graduate seminar course providing opportunity to discuss current work and new developments in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

EEB 800 — Biology Seminars
Section 005, SEM

Instructor: Mindell,David P

FA 2007
Credits: 1

A graduate seminar course providing opportunity to discuss current work and new developments in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

EEB 801 — Supervised Teaching
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 2

Seminars, demonstrations, and orientation for college teaching in biology. Available for all pre-candidate teaching assistants.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Appointment as Teaching Assistant in Biology.

EEB 990 — Dissertation/Precandidate
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 8

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

Advisory Prerequisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing.

EEB 995 — Dissertation/Candidate
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 8

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

Enforced Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate

 
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