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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

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Courses in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


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Winter Academic Term, 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


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 EEB. (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 instructor

EEB 302(BIOLOGY 302). Teaching Experience for Undergraduates.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

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

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 315 / ENVIRON 315. The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mercedes Pascual (pascual@umich.edu), Johannes Foufopoulos (jfoufop@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: BIOLOGY 100 or 162. (3). (NS). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/environ/315/001.nsf

Introduces the population ecology and evolution of parasites and disease-causing agents impacting human, animal, and plant health. The emphasis will be on patterns of temporal change and spatial spread at the population level. Main themes include the impact of environmental change, particularly in climate, on infectious diseases, the connection between biodiversity and health, the role of disease in conservation, and the co-evolution of hosts and parasites.

Textbook: This course uses a course pack.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 4 Waitlist Code: 1

EEB 341(BIOLOGY 341). Parasitology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Barry M Oconnor (bmoc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: BIOLOGY 162. (4). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: http://www.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/curators/bmoc/bio341/

This course concentrates on the biology of animal/animal interactions including parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism. The focus is primarily evolutionary and ecological, with emphasis on the origins and development of such associations. The organismal approach will be stressed in studies of Protozoa, various helminth groups and arthropods, with examples including parasites of medical and veterinary importance. Discussions of host-parasite interactions will include co-evolutionary perspectives. No specific background other than introductory biology is required, although courses in ecology and evolutionary biology will be helpful. Students will be evaluated on the basis of two hour-exams, a lecture final, a term paper, laboratory quizzes, and a practical examination. This course consists of three lectures and one lab weekly. Textbook: Roberts and Janovy, Foundations of Parasitology, 6th ed.

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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 EEB. (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 instructor/department

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 & Distribution: Intended for senior concentrators. The prerequisites will be set by the instructor as appropriate for each section. (3). (Excl). (BS). 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 & Distribution: Intended for senior concentrators. The prerequisites will be set by the instructor as appropriate for each section. (3). (Excl). (BS). 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, No waitlist.

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: BIOLOGY 162. (4). (Excl). (BS). 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: BIOLOGY 281. (3). (Excl). (BS). 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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 5, No waitlist.

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: General ecology and a 400-level course in Aquatic or Terrestrial Ecology. (3). (Excl). (BS). 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 & Distribution: A course in ecology, fluency in Spanish, and permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). (BS). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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

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

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing, with background in physics, chemistry, biology, or water-related sciences. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit.

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Credits: (3).

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

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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EEB 484(BIOLOGY 484). Limnology Laboratory.

Instructor(s): John Lehman

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in EEB 483. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1). May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. Laboratory fee ($70) required.

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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 & Distribution: One course in ecology. (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits).

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 & Distribution: One course in ecology. (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (Lectures: 3 credits; lectures and lab: 4 credits).

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 & Distribution: General ecology and calculus; and ENVIRON 438; experience with computer spreadsheets desired. (4). (Excl). (BS). 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 595(BIOLOGY 595). Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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