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Spring/Summer 2002 Course Guide

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Courses in Biology

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Summer Half-Term Courses


BIOLOGY 400. Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 12 credits of biology, 3.0 average in science, and permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

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 Biology 300 and who are completing their research and writing their thesis. A final paper is required. (Refer to the description of Biology 300 for more information.)

Biology 400 at the UM Biological Station.

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BIOLOGY 431. Ecology of Animal Parasites.

Section 711 OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN

Instructor(s): Harvey Dale Blankespoor

Prerequisites: Two laboratory courses in biology. (5). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Various ecological aspects of animal parasite populations will be studied including life cycles, species diversity, diel and seasonal periodicity, intra- and interspecific competition, host specificity, longevity, recruitment, pathology and parasite-induced behavioral changes in the host. Field and laboratory techniques for studying these host-parasite relationships will be emphasized.

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BIOLOGY 453. Field Mammalogy.

Section 711 OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGCIAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN

Instructor(s): Philip Myers (pmyers@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Two laboratory courses in biology. (5). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to the study of mammals. Students will learn methods of studying mammals in the field by carrying out a series of projects on the wild mammals of northern Michigan. These projects will be designed to give familiarity with areas of active research on the ecology of mammals and practical experience with the excitement and headaches of formulating hypotheses, carrying out fieldwork, and analyzing data. Some familiarity with elementary statistics is helpful but not necessary.

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BIOLOGY 457. Algae in Freshwater Ecosystems.

Section 711 OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Rex L Lowe

Prerequisites: Two laboratory courses in botany. (5). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A survey of the algae of northern Michigan with emphasis on taxonomy and ecology. Students become familiar with the algae of streams, bogs, fens, swamps, beach pools, and the Great Lakes. Special attention is given to field investigations of periphyton and phytoplankton community ecology and their application to water quality assessment.

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BIOLOGY 482. Limnology.

Section 711 OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN

Instructor(s): Steven T Rier

Prerequisites: Three laboratory courses in botany or zoology. (5). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces the fundamentals of aquatic ecology (with an emphasis on lakes) from an ecosystem-level approach. General limnological principles as well as physical, chemical and biological parameters of lakes will be studied. Biological investigations include an introduction to the ecology and taxonomy of the algae, zooplankton, macroinvertebrates, macrophytes, and fishes. Field studies include a comparative lake survey in which students will gain experience in field sampling, laboratory analysis of samples, statistical analysis and interpretation of data for several types of lakes.

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BIOLOGY 585. Ecology of Streams and Rivers.

Section 711 OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN

Instructor(s): Paul A Moore

Prerequisites: A previous or concurrent course in limnology, aquatic ecology, phycology, or aquatic invertebrates is recommended. (5). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course takes an integrated approach to the study of population, community, and ecosystem structure and function in flowing water. Both observation and experimentation are used to explore interactions among algae, aquatic plants, invertebrates, and fish and their physical and chemical environments in streams and rivers. Study topics will include the natural history of benthic organisms, hydrodynamics, competition, predation, and ecosystem theories. Field trips are taken to streams for observation and comparison. Research experiences are emphasized.

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Spring Half-Term Courses


BIOLOGY 400. Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 12 credits of biology, 3.0 average in science, and permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

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 Biology 300 and who are completing their research and writing their thesis. A final paper is required. (Refer to the description of Biology 300 for more information.)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

BIOLOGY 455. Ethnobotany.

Section 711 OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION, MAY 19 - JUNE 14. ENROLLMENT BY PERMISSION OF STAFF IN THE BIOL. STATION OFFICE, 745 DENNISON.

Instructor(s): Richard I Ford

Prerequisites: Two college-level courses in biology. (5).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Ethnobotany is the direct interaction between people and plants. Culturally, people name, classify, and use plants. Behaviorally, they collect, harvest, manipulate, and domesticate plants. Plants impose limitations on people because of their ecology, reproductive biology, population dynamics, physiology, anatomy, and biochemistry. Ethnobotany considers the human-plant equation as an integrated system. We will draw examples in lecture world-wide but concentrate on Native American cultures for our research problems and numerous field trips. In particular, we will consider their methods of plant management, critical aspects of indigenous knowledge for conservation and applied problems, and the ethical issues of intellectual property rights as we explore the ethnobotany of particular cultures. Native Americans of northern Michigan will be class guests.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses


BIOLOGY 400. Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: 12 credits of biology, 3.0 average in science, and permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

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 Biology 300 and who are completing their research and writing their thesis. A final paper is required. (Refer to the description of Biology 300 for more information.)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor


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