College of LS&A

Fall Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


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Fall Academic Term 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


EEB 400(BIOLOGY 400). Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 12 credits of biology, 3.0 average in science, and permission of faculty member in EEB. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 9 credits. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of EEB 400, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.)

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EEB 440(BIOLOGY 440) / ENVIRON 422 / NRE 422. Biology of Fishes.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kevin Eldon Wehrly

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 162 and one additional biology course. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Environment 422.001.

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EEB 441(BIOLOGY 441) / ENVIRON 423 / NRE 423. The Biology of Fishes Laboratory.

Instructor(s): Kevin Eldon Wehrly

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 162 and one additional biology course. (1). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Environment 423.

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EEB 442(BIOLOGY 442). Biology of Insects.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laura Lacey Knowles

Prerequisites: Any college-level biology course. (5). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 450(BIOLOGY 450). Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ronald A Nussbaum (nuss@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 162. (5). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 463(BIOLOGY 463). Neotropical Plant Families.

Section 001 — A One Week Field Trip To A Tropical Botanical Garden In Florida Will Be Taken.

Instructor(s): Robyn J Burnham (rburnham@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 215 or EEB 459. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.biology.lsa.umich/courses/bio463/index.html

This course will introduce students to generic-level organization of 25 neo-tropical plant families. Families covered will include those that are (1) ecologically widespread and abundant in the neo-tropics (e.g., Fabaceae, Sapindaceae, Bignoniaceae) or (2) of particular taxonomic or economic significance (Lecythidaceae, Annonaceae). Each meeting will include a lecture and slides on the comparative morphology, anatomy, and significance of each family covered, and a laboratory session during which students will be able to examine specimens of each family and to take self-examinations on their ability to apply the characteristics. The course will include, when possible, a week-long field trip to a botanical garden in Florida, where students will be able to put to good use the training they have gained throughout the course. Guest lecturers will be invited to participate on topics of special interest. The course is intended for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students, both botanists and zoologists (including ecologically oriented students in both disciplines) who have a strong interest in tropical biology. It is expected that students from SNRE as well as LS&A will enroll in the course. There will be two one-hour lectures per week and two one and one-half hour laboratory sessions per week.

Every week a self-exam will be available on which students practice their identification skills. Every two weeks, an exam will be administered that will take less than 30 minutes and will serve as a baseline evaluation of the progress that students are making. A term paper will be required of all participants in which they focus on a large genus or small family of neotropical plants for the purposes of clarifying the phylogenetic relationships, economic or ethnobotanical uses, ecological importance, or biogeography of that small group. Oral presentations of the term papers will take place during the final week of the course.

Textbook: Gentry, A.H. 1996. A Field Guide to Woody Plants of Northwest South America. U. of Chicago Press.

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EEB 480(BIOLOGY 480). Computer-Aided Inferences in Evolution and Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): George F Estabrook (gfred@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Senior natural science concentrator or graduate student. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

EEB 480 teaches METHODS for formulating hypotheses and for generating predictions from them so that they may be tested with data. These methods will enable you, as a natural scientist, to participate responsibly in the design of your experiments, and in the making of inferences from the data they provide, free of the burden of unwanted mathematical assumptions. In EEB 480, you will learn about basic probability concepts, and how to use them to formulate testable hypotheses to explain natural phenomena. You will learn how to use the PASCAL language to describe your hypotheses so that predictions can be calculated using a personal computer. These predictions take the form of probability distributions. Computationally intense methods such as these avoid the need for inappropriate assumptions and mysterious mathematical techniques, and enable you to understand every step of your own argument.

The course presents three hours of explanatory lectures and two hours of computer workshops and discussions per week. During the first part of the course, students prepare small weekly projects to present and discuss with each other and the professor. During the second part of the course, each student formulates an hypothesis based on his or her own research project, and simulates predictions.

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EEB 481(BIOLOGY 481). Population Dynamics and Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mercedes Pascual (pascual@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: A course in ecology. Calculus is strongly recommended. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An examination of the principles of population ecology. Theoretical and empirical research on population dynamics and regulation of managed and natural populations are emphasized, as well as the development of the mathematical and computer skills for modeling dynamics of single and interacting populations. Specific topics include concepts of linear and nonlinear dynamics, demography, life history evolution, density-dependence and population regulation, and basic models of competition, mutualism, predator-prey, host-disease, and other population interactions. A background in ecology or permission of the instructor is required. There will be two 1.5 hour lectures and one two-hour discussion section a week. Discussion sections will cover original readings from the literature and techniques for modeling populations. Course requirements include a computer modeling project.

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EEB 489(BIOLOGY 489) / ENVIRON 430 / NRE 430. Soil Properties and Processes.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Donald R Zak (drzak@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 162 and chemistry. Concurrent enrollment in EEB 355 and ENVIRON 435 highly recommended. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($30) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~nre430/

See Environment 430.001.

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EEB 498(BIOLOGY 498). The Ecology of Agroecosystems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John H Vandermeer (jvander@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: A course in ecology. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/eeb/498/001.nsf

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 will be integrated as necessary. Designed as preparation for active research in agroecosytem ecology.

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EEB 516. Principles of Evolution.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 305. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 601(BIOLOGY 601). Readings in Investigative Biology.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 685(BIOLOGY 685). Current Topics in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology.

Section 001 — (Drop/Add deadline=September 22).

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Permission of instructor required. (1). May not be repeated for credit.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 700(BIOLOGY 700). Advanced Study in Biology.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 16 hours in biology, Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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EEB 730(BIOLOGY 730). Advanced Zoological Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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EEB 755(BIOLOGY 755). Special Studies in Botany.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-16). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-16).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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EEB 800(BIOLOGY 800). Biology Seminars.

Section 001 — RESEARCH OUTSIDE THE BOX: METAPHORS, MODELS, AND INNOVATION.

Instructor(s): Robert D Fogel (rfogel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 800(BIOLOGY 800). Biology Seminars.

Section 002 — ADVANCED ICHTHYOLOGY.

Instructor(s): William L Fink (wfink@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 800(BIOLOGY 800). Biology Seminars.

Section 003 — PLANT-ANIMAL INTERACTIONS.

Instructor(s): Beverly J Rathcke (brathcke@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 800(BIOLOGY 800). Biology Seminars.

Section 004 — BIOGEOCHEMISTRY.

Instructor(s): Kling

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 801(BIOLOGY 801). Supervised Teaching.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Appointment as Teaching Assistant in Biology. (2; 1 credit for GSI Training course). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2; 1 credit for GSI Training course).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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EEB 990(BIOLOGY 990). Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate Standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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EEB 995(BIOLOGY 995). Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate Standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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