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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


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 401(BIOLOGY 401). Advanced Topics in Biology.

Section 001 — Principles of Ecology.

Instructor(s): Deborah E Goldberg (degold@umich.edu) , John H Vandermeer (jvander@umich.edu), Knute J Nadelhoffer (knute@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Intended for senior concentrators. The prerequisites will be set by the instructor as appropriate for each section. (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a lecture/discussion course designed to examine and link central concepts of population, community, and ecosystem ecology. The course explores theoretical and analytical approaches to understanding the dynamics of plant and animal populations; the structure and function of ecological communities; and the flows of energy, materials, and information through ecosystems. Emphasis is placed upon integration of ideas and perspectives from across these three subdisciplines of ecology.

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EEB 401(BIOLOGY 401). Advanced Topics in Biology.

Section 002 — Plant Evolution.

Instructor(s): Yin-Long Qiu (ylqiu@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Intended for senior concentrators. The prerequisites will be set by the instructor as appropriate for each section. (3). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces the latest developments in our understanding of evolution of photosynthetic organisms; presents comparative analyses of organellar and nuclear genomes in plants; traces development of morphology in embryophytes; and seeks to understand evolution of plants from an ecological perspective.

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EEB 451(BIOLOGY 451) / ENVIRON 451 / NRE 451. Biology of Mammals.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 162. (4). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($75) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($75) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Our goal in EEB 451 is to learn about the diversity of mammals. We'll take two approaches. In the lecture segment of the course (two 1.5 hour lectures/week), we'll look at a series of topics in mammalian biology, including evolutionary history, ecology, behavior, biogeography, conservation biology, and others. Lectures will attempt to give an overview of each area, and at the same time, introduce current research. In the laboratory (one 3 hour lab/week), we'll take the approach of learning about the different groups (orders, families) of mammals. We'll have available specimens from the large research and teaching collections of the Museum of Zoology, and we'll use these to discover the traits that separate the major groups of mammals and as a starting point for exploring the natural history of members of each group. We'll pay extra attention to species found in Michigan, but our overall goal will be to learn about the mammals of the world. Grades for the course will be based on two midterms, two lab exams, participation in laboratory activities, and a paper.

Textbook: Vaughan, Ryan, Dzaplewski. Mammalogy, 4th Edition.

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EEB 472(BIOLOGY 472). Plant-Animal Interactions.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 281. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/eeb/472/001.nsf

This course covers basic concepts dealing with the ecology of plant-animal interactions and coevolution. Topics includes such interactions as behavior, pollination, seed dispersal and predation, and various mutualisms. Readings are from the current literature. Background in ecology and evolution is required. There are lectures and discussion. Grades are based on a paper, oral presentations, and discussions.

Textbook: None. Readings will be from the current literature.

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EEB 476(BIOLOGY 476) / ENVIRON 476 / NRE 476. Ecosystem Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): George W Kling , Donald R Zak (drzak@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: General ecology and a 400-level course in Aquatic or Terrestrial Ecology. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/eeb/476/001.nsf

See ENVIRON 476.001.

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479(BIOLOGY 479). The Dynamics of Neotropical Rainforests.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John H Vandermeer

Prerequisites: A course in ecology, fluency in Spanish, and permission of instructor. (2). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 483(BIOLOGY 483). Limnology: Freshwater Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John T Lehman (jtlehman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing, with background in physics, chemistry, biology, or water-related sciences. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/eeb/483/001.nsf

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EEB 484(BIOLOGY 484). Limnology Laboratory.

Instructor(s): John Lehman

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EEB 483. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/eeb/484/001.nsf

This is a field and laboratory course that teaches methods in aquatic environmental science.

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EEB 487(BIOLOGY 487) / ENVIRON 409 / NRE 409. Ecology of Fishes.

Section 001 — [4 credits].

Instructor(s): Edward S Rutherford (edwardr@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/nre/409/001.nsf

See ENVIRON 409.001.

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EEB 487(BIOLOGY 487) / ENVIRON 409 / NRE 409. Ecology of Fishes.

Section 003 — [3 credits].

Instructor(s): Edward S Rutherford (edwardr@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/nre/409/001.nsf

See ENVIRON 409.003.

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EEB 496(BIOLOGY 496) / ENVIRON 425 / NRE 425. Population Ecology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James Edward Breck (breck@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: General ecology and calculus; and ENVIRON 438; experience with computer spreadsheets desired. (4). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www.snre.umich.edu/NRE425/index.html

See ENVIRON 425.001.

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EEB 512. Molecular Systematics and Evolution.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Mindell (mindell@umich.edu), Jianzhi Zhang (jianzhi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 305 and one upper-level course in either molecular or evolutionary biology; permission of instructor and graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces and explores in a rigorous fashion the study of molecular evolution and systematics. We will examine methods of phylogenetic analysis using molecular characters (such as amino acid sequences, DNA sequences, and feature of genome organization), as well as processes, such as natural selection, and patterns of evolution at the molecular level. These evolutionary topics and methods are key components of the developing field of bioinformatics. The course will include lectures, discussion of published papers, and student projects emphasizing computer-based analyses of molecular data. Assessment of phylogenetic methods will include exploration of maximum-likelihood, distance, and parsimony approaches, with consideration of their relative performance under different conditions of evolutionary change. Methods of molecular sequence alignment will also be discussed and examined. Molecular analyses will be applied to the broad concerns of systematic biology and evolutionary biology, which include testing hypotheses of genealogical relationship among groups of organisms and groups of genes, and using those hypotheses to: (1) discover patterns of morphological, developmental, and genomic evolution; (2) learn about processes that underlie the origin and maintenance of taxonomic diversity; (3) conduct studies of biogeographical, co-evolutionary, and paleobiological patterns to learn about the diversification, distribution, and extinction of taxa; and (4) learn about the tempo and mode of evolutionary change across all levels of biological organization. One midterm exam and one written research paper will be used to assess students' knowledge.

Required textbook: Molecular Evolution: A Phylogenetic Approach (Page and Holmes, 1998).

Recommended: Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics (Nei and Kumar, 2000).

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EEB 595(BIOLOGY 595). Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and four courses in biology. Information and application forms available from Professors Vandermeer or Wagner. (8). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8).

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 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 — PRINCIPLES OF SYSTEMATICS.

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 002 — ADVANCED COMMUNITY ECOLOGY.

Instructor(s): Earl E Werner (eewerner@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 — MOLECULAR EVOLUTION.

Instructor(s): Priscilla K Tucker (areinarz@umich.edu), Jianzhi Zhang

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 005 — BIOGEOCHEMISTRY.

Instructor(s): George W Kling II

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. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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 (Prerequisites enforced at registration). (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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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