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Spring/Summer 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Biology

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Wolverine Access Subject listing for BIOLOGY

Spring Term '01 Time Schedule for Biology


BIOLOGY 162. Introductory Biology.

Section 101 EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN MONDAY EVENINGS, MAY 14 AND JUNE 4, 6-8 P.M.

Instructor(s): Marcy P Osgood (mosgood@umich.edu) , Marcus C Ammerlaan (mcammer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 130. Biology 162 is not open to students who have completed Biol. 152, 154 or 195. Credit is granted for a combined total of 12 credits elected in introductory biology. (5). (NS). (BS). Laboratory fee ($68) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($68) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Biology 162 is a one-term introductory course intended for concentrators in biology, other science programs, or preprofessional studies. Other suitably prepared students wishing detailed coverage of biology are also welcome. The aims of Biology 162 are:

  1. to provide factual and conceptual knowledge
  2. to give an integrated overview of the central tenets of modern biology
  3. to afford experience in obtaining and interpreting biological hypotheses
  4. to develop thinking and writing skills.

Topics in Biology 162 are divided among four areas:

  1. cellular and molecular biology
  2. genetics
  3. evolution
  4. ecology

Students MUST:

  1. attend 3 two hour lectures, 2 one-and-one-half hour discussions, and 2 three hour lab sections each week
  2. ATTEND THEIR ASSIGNED DISCUSSION AND LAB MEETINGS EACH WEEK STARTING WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY OR THEIR SPACE MAY BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ON THE WAITING LIST
  3. RESERVE the times and dates for the midterm and final exams (as specified in the Time Schedule) before enrolling.

Students usually purchase a textbook, lab manual, and course pack consisting of a syllabus and lecture notes. No other study guides or supplementary materials need be bought. For Honors credit, register for one of the Honors discussion/lab sections. For further information, contact the Introductory Biology office, 1039 Chemistry Building (764-1430).

Text: Campbell, Reece, Mitchell, Biology 5th Ed.

Lab Manual: available at bookstores

Course pack: at Michigan Union Bookstore only

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 5, Go to 1039 Chemistry

BIOLOGY 200. Undergraduate Tutorial.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of faculty member in biology. (2). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended for sophomores learning research and laboratory techniques and working under close supervision of a faculty member. It may also be used for directed readings at an appropriate level. It includes reading on a significant topic and regular consultation with the faculty member chosen to supervise the work. The required paper could be on the scientific literature in a broad field, on biological issues on which the student may want to do continuing work, or on the detailed results of research in a biological specialty. Conferences, seminars, readings, and assigned writings are used to develop critical perspectives on modern biological problems and to provide breadth and sense of historical continuity in biological thought.

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BIOLOGY 215. Spring Flora of Michigan.

Section 101.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162, or 102. (3). (NS). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($65) required.

Credits: (3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($65) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this field-oriented course students will learn to identify selected families, genera, and species of flowering plants common in Michigan during the spring. Conifers, ferns, and primitive vascular plants may also be covered. Students will learn to use keys for identification, a skill that will be useful anywhere the student goes in the future. Students will be expected to know the diagnostic characteristics of the families learned, interpret structures of the leaves, stems, roots, flowers, fruits, and seeds, and learn some of the characteristics of exposure, soil moisture, and topography that help predict the occurrence of plant species in our area. Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays will consist of a lecture followed by a lab; on Wednesdays the whole afternoon will be devoted to a field trip to a local natural area. Grades will be based on three lecture exams plus quizzes in the lab and the field.

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BIOLOGY 300. Undergraduate Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Eight credits of biology and 3.0 grade point average in science; permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 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.

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BIOLOGY 302. Teaching Experience for Undergraduates.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). May not be included in any of the Biological Sciences concentration programs. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

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BIOLOGY 305. Genetics.

Section 101 EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN ON MAY 17, MAY 31, AND JUNE 18, 5:00-8:00 P.M.

Instructor(s): Santhadevi Jeyabalan (sjeyabal@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Chem. 210. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is open to students concentrating in the natural sciences or intending to apply for graduate or professional study in basic or applied biology. This introduction to genetics includes the following sections: gene transmission in eukaryotes and prokaryotes, linkage and recombination, gene expression, mutation and recombination, DNA and chromosomes, molecular genetic analysis, genomics, gene regulation, developmental genetics, and population genetics. There are six hours of lecture each week and two discussion sections of one-and-a-half hours each, directed by Graduate Student Instructors. The discussion sections introduce relevant new material, expand on and review lecture material, and discuss problem assignments. Grading is based on three exams covering lectures, discussions, reading assignments; exams include problems that test applications of basic concepts and genetic techniques. A practice problem set is available and is covered in discussion sections.

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BIOLOGY 310. Introductory Biochemistry.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Kathleen V Nolta (nolta@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162; and organic chemistry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 311, Biol. Chem. 415, or Chemistry 451. (4). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Introductory Biochemistry is designed to be a general introduction to the chemistry of biological systems. This course will furnish basic information concerning the organization of chemical reactions in cells and will include information on the enzymes that catalyze these reactions as well as on the interactions between different pathways. Topics covered include: amino acid structure and nomenclature; protein structure and function; enzyme kinetics; nucleic acids; intermediary metabolism; photosynthesis; and regulation of metabolism.

This is a lecture-based course with supplementary discussion sections. There will be a web-based research project to be completed by students. More information about this can be obtained at http://www.umich.edu/~nolta.

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BIOLOGY 381. General Ecology.

Section 711 THIS COURSE IS OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION, MAY 20 JUNE 15. ENROLLMENT ONLY BY PERMISSION OF T. CRANDELL IN THE BIOL STATION OFFICE, 745 DENNISON.

Instructor(s): Joel T Heinen, David N Karowe

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162; and a laboratory course in chemistry. (6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Credits: (6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The study of the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms in nature. Course topics will focus on individual ecology (physiological ecology, foraging strategies), and population ecology (population dynamics, life history strategies, evolution, competition, herbivory, predation, and mutualism), and will also address community ecology and ecosystem ecology. Lecture and discussion will be supplemented by field laboratory exercises designed to test ecological questions in a variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Students will conduct group research projects and present their results in a symposium at the end of the term.

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BIOLOGY 400. Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: 12 credits of biology, 3.0 average in science, and permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (Excl). (BS). (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.)

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

Wolverine Access Subject listing for BIOLOGY

Spring/Summer Term '01 Time Schedule for Biology


BIOLOGY 200. Undergraduate Tutorial.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of faculty member in biology. (2). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended for sophomores learning research and laboratory techniques and working under close supervision of a faculty member. It may also be used for directed readings at an appropriate level. It includes reading on a significant topic and regular consultation with the faculty member chosen to supervise the work. The required paper could be on the scientific literature in a broad field, on biological issues on which the student may want to do continuing work, or on the detailed results of research in a biological specialty. Conferences, seminars, readings, and assigned writings are used to develop critical perspectives on modern biological problems and to provide breadth and sense of historical continuity in biological thought.

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BIOLOGY 300. Undergraduate Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Eight credits of biology and 3.0 grade point average in science; permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 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.

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BIOLOGY 400. Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: 12 credits of biology, 3.0 average in science, and permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (Excl). (BS). (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.)

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Summer Half-Term Courses

Wolverine Access Subject listing for BIOLOGY

Summer Term '01 Time Schedule for Biology


BIOLOGY 200. Undergraduate Tutorial.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of faculty member in biology. (2). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended for sophomores learning research and laboratory techniques and working under close supervision of a faculty member. It may also be used for directed readings at an appropriate level. It includes reading on a significant topic and regular consultation with the faculty member chosen to supervise the work. The required paper could be on the scientific literature in a broad field, on biological issues on which the student may want to do continuing work, or on the detailed results of research in a biological specialty. Conferences, seminars, readings, and assigned writings are used to develop critical perspectives on modern biological problems and to provide breadth and sense of historical continuity in biological thought.

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BIOLOGY 281. General Ecology.

Section 201 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE ANN ARBOR CAMPUS.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162 and a laboratory course in chemistry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 381. (3). (NS). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course introduces the basic concepts and principles of ecology as applied to the study of individuals, populations, and communities of both plants and animals. Course topics include the roles of physical and biotic factors influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms, the dynamics of population growth, species interactions including competition, predation, mutualism, the structure of ecological communities, ecological succession, and applications of ecology to problems of environment and resource management. Biology 281 is a suitable prerequisite for intermediate and advanced courses in ecology.

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BIOLOGY 282. General Ecology Laboratory.

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162, a laboratory course in chemistry, and concurrent or prior enrollment in Biol. 281. (3). (Excl). (BS). Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($70) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided.

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BIOLOGY 300. Undergraduate Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Eight credits of biology and 3.0 grade point average in science; permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (Excl). (BS). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of 9 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

BIOLOGY 302. Teaching Experience for Undergraduates.

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). May not be included in any of the Biological Sciences concentration programs. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

BIOLOGY 330. Biology of Birds.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Francesca J Cuthbert

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two collegiate courses in biology. (5). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An introduction to ornithology with emphasis on field identification of the birds of eastern North America. Field trips are to a variety of habitats in the region. Labs include classification, morphology, and identification of study specimens. Lectures cover a variety of topics on the evolution, physiology, behavior, ecology and conservation of birds. Each student participates in a group project.

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BIOLOGY 381. General Ecology.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Lissa M Leege

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162; and a laboratory course in chemistry. (6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course studies the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of animals and plants, including hypothesis testing, design, collection, analysis and interpretation of ecological data. Topics include individual ecology (abiotic and biotic limiting factors), population ecology (population dynamics, competition, predation, and other species interactions), community ecology (species diversity and succession), ecosystem ecology (nutrient cycling and energy flow), and human impacts on ecosystems. Lecture and discussion will be supplemented by field projects designed to test a variety of ecological questions in a range of terrestrial and aquatic communities. Students will conduct a research project at the end of the course.

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BIOLOGY 390. Evolution.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN

Instructor(s): Stephen G Pruett-Jones

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162. (4 in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4; 5 in the half-term in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Intended for students who wish to both learn about evolutionary biology and be exposed to the natural history of a region. Lectures will emphasize evolutionary theory as the explanation of observed organic diversity in the northern Michigan region. Field experiments will involve plants and animals, aquatic and terrestrial situations and utilize observational, experimental, and statistical techniques. Numerous field trips will be taken to understand the importance of human modifications of the environment, biological diversity, and differential survival of organisms.

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BIOLOGY 400. Advanced Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: 12 credits of biology, 3.0 average in science, and permission of faculty member in biology. (1-3). (Excl). (BS). (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.)

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BIOLOGY 442. Biology of Insects.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Brian G Scholtens

Prerequisites & Distribution: Any college-level biology course. (5). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to entomology, emphasizing the diversity of insects, their life histories, ecology and behavior using the identification and natural history of the orders and major families of insects. Fieldwork will include trips to major habitats of the area for study and collection and short class projects on ecological and evolutionary questions. Laboratory work will include examining basic insect structure and preparation of individual collections. Lecture topics will include coverage of insect groups, evolution and phylogeny, ecology, behavior and physiology.

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BIOLOGY 457. Algae in Freshwater Ecosystems.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Rex L Lowe

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two laboratory courses in botany. (5). (Excl). (BS). 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 474. Wetlands Ecology.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Barbara J Madsen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two college-level courses in Biology, preferably one in Ecology. (5). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course will familiarize students with the basic types of wetlands in northern Michigan (marshes, swamps, fens, and bogs) in terms of the essential factors of vegetation, hydrology, and soils. The ecological processes that form relationships among plant communities, wetland types, soil development, hydrology, topography/geomorphology, biogeochemistry, and paleoecology will be investigated primarily through extensive field work. Other topics that will be covered include adaptations of organisms to wetland conditions; special wetland types; wetland complexes; impacts of human management and utilization of wetlands; and wetland legislation, protection, and delineation.

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BIOLOGY 482. Limnology.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Steven Rier

Prerequisites & Distribution: Three laboratory courses in botany or zoology. (5). (Excl). (BS). 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, zoo-plankton, 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 486. Biology and Ecology of Fish.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Paul W Webb (pwebb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two laboratory courses in biology. (5). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement.

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Field and laboratory studies of fish communities. Field trips will sample a variety of aquatic habitats in the area, with analysis of habitat characteristics and fish community composition. Laboratories and lectures will examine physiological, behavioral, and functional morphological factors that determine possible ("fundamental") habitat range, and modifying organismic interactions such as predation and competition leading to actual ("realized") distributions. Strengths and weaknesses of various research approaches to analysis of communities will be evaluated.

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BIOLOGY 492. Behavioral Ecology.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Brian A Hazlett (bhazlett@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Biol. 162, and one additional course in zoology. (5 in Ann Arbor; 5 at Biol. Station, which also includes Biology 493). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (4 in Ann Arbor; 5 in the half-term; 5 at Biol. Station, which also includes Biol. 493).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Class exercises, field techniques, and an individual research project will be used to develop skills in taking behavioral data under field conditions and to test functional hypotheses about behavior from current ecological theory. Topics will include: behavior in an evolutionary context, parental care and mating systems, and predator-prey interactions.

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BIOLOGY 585. Ecology of Streams and Rivers.

Section 711 THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN.

Instructor(s): Joseph R Holomuzki

Prerequisites & Distribution: A previous or concurrent course in limnology, aquatic ecology, phycology, or aquatic invertebrates is recommended. (5). (Excl). (BS). 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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