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Spring/Summer Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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The Department formerly known as Biology divided into two separate departments, EEB (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and MCDB (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology). The Interdepartmental Program in Biology (BIOLOGY) is administered jointly by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB).

Beginning with the Fall 2002 term, there have been some changes in how courses are listed. 100 and 220 - level courses are listed under the subject of BIOLOGY, as are some of the core concentration courses such as Genetics, Biochemistry, and Evolution. Intermediate and upper level courses are listed under EEB or MCDB, depending on the course topics. Students must look under the three subjects to see whether or not a course is being offered.

Those students planning to register for independent research, 300 or 400, will enroll in either MCDB 300 or 400 or EEB 300 or 400, based on their faculty sponsor's departmental affiliation.

Courses in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Courses in Biology


EEB 300(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 credit for a maximum 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 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.

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

EEB 302(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). May not be repeated for credit.

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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EEB 381(BIOLOGY 381). General Ecology.

Section 711.

Instructor(s): David N Karowe

Prerequisites & Distribution: BIOLOGY 162; and a laboratory course in chemistry. (6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at the Biological Station). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($50) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at the Biological 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 also will 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. (Satisfies a biology distribution requirement. Equivalent to BIOLOGY 281-282.)

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EEB 400(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 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 455(BIOLOGY 455). Ethnobotany.

Section 711 — OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION, MAY 18 - JUNE 14. ENROLLMENT BY PERMISSION OF STAFF IN THE BIOL. STATION OFFICE, 745 DENNISON.

Instructor(s): Richard I Ford (riford@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two college-level courses in biology. (5). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

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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The Department formerly known as Biology divided into two separate departments, EEB (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and MCDB (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology). The Interdepartmental Program in Biology (BIOLOGY) is administered jointly by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB).

Beginning with the Fall 2002 term, there have been some changes in how courses are listed. 100 and 220 - level courses are listed under the subject of BIOLOGY, as are some of the core concentration courses such as Genetics, Biochemistry, and Evolution. Intermediate and upper level courses are listed under EEB or MCDB, depending on the course topics. Students must look under the three subjects to see whether or not a course is being offered.

Those students planning to register for independent research, 300 or 400, will enroll in either MCDB 300 or 400 or EEB 300 or 400, based on their faculty sponsor's departmental affiliation.

Courses in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Courses in Biology


EEB 300(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 credit for a maximum of 9 credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

EEB 300 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. Students may ask an appropriate faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionay 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: 5, Permission of Department

EEB 400(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 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.)

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


Summer Half-Term Courses

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The Department formerly known as Biology divided into two separate departments, EEB (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and MCDB (Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology). The Interdepartmental Program in Biology (BIOLOGY) is administered jointly by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB).

Beginning with the Fall 2002 term, there have been some changes in how courses are listed. 100 and 220 - level courses are listed under the subject of BIOLOGY, as are some of the core concentration courses such as Genetics, Biochemistry, and Evolution. Intermediate and upper level courses are listed under EEB or MCDB, depending on the course topics. Students must look under the three subjects to see whether or not a course is being offered.

Those students planning to register for independent research, 300 or 400, will enroll in either MCDB 300 or 400 or EEB 300 or 400, based on their faculty sponsor's departmental affiliation.

Courses in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Courses in Biology


EEB 300(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 credit for a maximum 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 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.

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

EEB 302(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). May not be repeated for credit.

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: 5, Permission of Instructor

EEB 330(BIOLOGY 330). Biology of Birds.

Section 711 — OFFERED ONLY 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. May not be repeated for credit.

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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EEB 381(BIOLOGY 381). General Ecology.

Section 711 — OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION IN PELLSTON, MICHIGAN. [5 credits].

Instructor(s): Catherine E Bach

Prerequisites & Distribution: BIOLOGY 162; and a laboratory course in chemistry. (6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at the Biological Station). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($50) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at the Biological 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 as part of the course. (Satisfies one of the intermediate biology distribution requirements for biology concentrators. Equivalent to BIOLOGY 281-282.)

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EEB 381(BIOLOGY 381). General Ecology.

Section 712.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: BIOLOGY 162; and a laboratory course in chemistry. (6 in Ann Arbor; 5 at the Biological Station). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($50) required. May not be repeated for credit.

Upper-Level Writing

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 400(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 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.)

EEB 400 at the UM Biological Station.

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EEB 442(BIOLOGY 442). Biology of Insects.

Section 711 — OFFERED ONLY 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. May not be repeated for credit.

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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EEB 457(BIOLOGY 457). Algae in Freshwater Ecosystems.

Section 711 — OFFERED ONLY 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. May not be repeated for credit.

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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EEB 486(BIOLOGY 486). Biology and Ecology of Fish.

Section 711 — OFFERED ONLY 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. May not be repeated for credit.

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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EEB 556(BIOLOGY 556). Field Botany of Northern Michigan.

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

Instructor(s): Edward G Voss (egvoss@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in systematic botany (EEB 459). (5). (Excl). (BS). Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A comprehensive field approach to vascular plants of the region, including characteristic species of terrestrial and wetland habitats as well as species known for their rarity or distinctive distribution patterns. Topics covered include the major plant families of the Great Lakes area, basic terminology and techniques useful in plant identification, the general phytogeography and ecology of the region especially as these relate to recent geological history of the landscape, and field recognition of over 300 selected species. Prior familiarity with at least some families and species will be extremely helpful.

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EEB 585(BIOLOGY 585). Ecology of Streams and Rivers.

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

Instructor(s): Paul A Moore

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. May not be repeated for credit.

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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