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Evolution and Ecology

EEB Undergraduate students at Bodega Bay.

EEB Undergraduate students at Bodega Bay.

Source: Nicole Carbone, EEB Undergraduate and Peer Advisor

Evolution and Ecology Undergraduate Courses for 2012 - 2013

This is a list of the Evolution and Ecology courses offered for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. A list of all Evolution and Ecology undergraduate courses is on a separate page.

  • EVE 12: Life in the Sea (3)

    Offered: Spring, odd-numbered years (Williams)

    Prerequisites: None

    Diversity of life in the sea; adaptations to physical/chemical ocean environment; marine science research methods; utilization of living marine resources by humans; factors and processes that influence diversity of sea life.

  • EVE 100: Introduction to Evolution (4)

    Offered: Fall (Instructor TBA), Winter (Coop), Spring (Begun)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B, 2C; BIS 101; MAT 16A, 16B, 16C or the equivalent; STA 13 or 100 (STA 100 recommended)

    A general survey of the origins of biological diversity and evolutionary mechanisms.

  • EVE 101: Introduction to Ecology (4)

    Offered: Fall (Schoener), Winter (Schreiber), Spring (Gaylord)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B, 2C, 101; MAT 16A, 16B, 16C or the equivalent

    A general survey of the principles of ecology. Topics range from ecology of individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems.

  • EVE 102: Population and Quantitative Genetics (4)

    Offered: Fall, even-numbered years (Langley)

    Prerequisites: BIS 101, STA 100 or 102, and EVE 100

    Evolution as caused by random mating, genetic drift, natural selection, inbreeding, migration, and mutation in theory and actuality. The resemblance between relatives and consequences of selection for quantitative traits.

  • EVE 105: Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure (4)

    Offered: Winter, odd-numbered years (Wainwright)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1A and 1B, or 2B and 2C

    The structure of the classes and subclasses of vertebrates is described and interpreted in terms of phylogeny.

  • EVE/PLB 108: Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (5)

    Offered: Spring (Doyle)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B, 2C. Same course as PLB 108.

    Diversity and classification of angiosperms (flowering plants) on a world scale, and current understanding of the origin of angiosperms and evolutionary relationships and trends within them based on morphological and molecular evidence.

  • EVE 115: Marine Ecology (4)

    Offered: Winter, odd-numbered years (Stachowicz)

    Prerequisites: EVE 101 or ESP 100 or BIS 2B, or consent of instructor

    Processes affecting the distribution, abundance, and diversity of plant and animal life in the sea, introduction to marine habitat diversity and human impacts on marine ecosystems.

  • EVE/PLB 117: Plant Ecology (4)

    Offered: Fall (Latimer)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B, 2C; PLB 111 recommended. Same course as PLB 117.

    The study of interactions between plants, plant populations or vegetation types and their physical and biological environment. Special emphasis on California. Four full-day field trips and brief write-up of class project required.

  • EVE/PLB 119: Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (3)

    Offered: Spring (Rejmanek)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B, 2C; introductory statistics recommended. Same course as PLB 119.

    Origin and evolution of weeds, reproduction and dispersal, seed ecology, modeling of population dynamics, interactions of weeds and crops and biological control. Laboratories emphasize design of competition experimented and identification of weedy species.

  • EVE 120: Global Change Ecology (3)

    Offered: Spring (Strong)

    Prerequisites: EVE 100 and EVE 101 or equivalents

    Treatment of historical evolution of the biosphere resulting from physical, chemical, and biological influences. Special focus upon changes caused by humans.

  • EVE 131: Human Genetic Variation and Evolution (3)

    Offered: Winter, odd-numbered years (Rannala)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1B or 2B

    Introduction to genome-wide nucleotide sequence variation in human populations and computational methods for its analysis. Topics to include forensics, disease gene mapping, and studies of human evolutionary history.

  • EVE 134: Herpetology (3)

    Offered: Winter, odd-numbered years (Todd)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1A, 1B or 2A, 2B, 2C; EVE 100 recommended

    The world-wide diversity of amphibians and reptiles with emphasis on behavior, ecology, functional morphology, and evolutionary history.

  • EVE 134L: Herpetology Laboratory (2)

    Offered: TBA

    Prerequisites: BIS 1A, 1B, or 2A, 2B, 2C; EVE 134 concurrently

    The diagnostic characteristics and functional attributes of amphibians and reptiles, emphasizing ecology, biogeographic and phylogenetic patterns. Field experience with common species of reptiles and amphibians in the Davis area.

  • EVE 138: Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (5)

    Offered: Spring, odd-numbered years (Shapiro)

    Prerequisites: One course in Biological Sciences, Entomology, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, Geography, or tropical experience, or consent of instructor

    Biological, physical, and human-related aspects of the ecology of low latitudes. Distribution, numbers, and relationships of tropical organisms.

  • EVE 140: Paleobotany (4)

    Offered: Winter, odd-numbered years (Doyle)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1A, 1B, 1C, or 2A, 2B, 2C

    Introduction to plant fossil record, beginning with invasion of land in the Silurian, emphasizing origin and evolution of major groups and adaptations and changing composition and distribution of floras in relation to plate tectonics and climatic change.

  • EVE 149: Evolution of Ecological Systems (4)

    Offered: Fall, even-numbered years (Shapiro)

    Prerequisites: EVE 101 or Environmental Studies 100 (or the equivalent), and EVE 100 (or the equivalent)

    Evolution as an organizing force in natural communities. Coadaptation in trophic and competitive relationships.

  • EVE 150: Evolution of Animal Development (3)

    Offered: Winter, odd-numbered years (Kopp)

    Prerequisites: BIS 101 and EVE 100

    Comparative analysis of animal development and the genetic basis of morphological diversification.

  • EVE 180A: Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (4)

    Offered: Winter, odd-numbered years (Yang)

    Prerequisites: EVE 100, EVE 101 or Environmental Science and Policy 100; Deferred grading only pending completion of sequence (EVE 180A & EVE 180B)

    Experimental design in field ecology. Students will critique primary literature, design project, gather and analyze data. Students required to write original research paper based on field experiments.

  • EVE 180B: Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (4)

    Offered: Spring, odd-numbered years (Yang)

    Prerequisites: EVE 100, EVE 101 or Environmental Science and Policy 100; Deferred grading only pending completion of sequence (EVE 180A & EVE 180B)

    Experimental design in field ecology. Students will critique primary literature, design project, gather and analyze data. Students required to write original research paper based on field experiments.

  • EVE 181: Ecology and Evolution of Animal-Plant Interactions (4)

    Offered: Fall, odd-numbered years (Strauss)

    Prerequisites: BIS 2B and 2C (2C okay concurrently)

    Animal adaptations for eating plants, pollinating flowers, dispersing seeds. Plant adaptations to herbivor defense, attraction of mutualists; role of coevolutionary arms race, mutualists and cheaters in plant/animal speciation.

  • EVE 190: Undergraduate Seminar (2)

    Offered: Fall (Shapiro) – Topic for Fall Quarter 2012: Climate Change and Conservation Biology – A Flying Leap Into a Can of Worms?

    Prerequisites: Upper division standing in the biological sciences or a related discipline

    Student reports on current topics with emphasis on integration of concepts, synthesis and state-of-the-art research approaches. Reviews of literature and reports of undergraduate research may be included. May be repeated for credit.

Bodega Marine Laboratory EVE Courses

Residence at or near Bodega Marine Lab is required for BML coursework.

  • EVE 106: Mechanical Design in Organisms (3)

    Offered: Summer Session I (Gaylord)

    Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; introductory animal biology (BIS 1B or 2B), invertebrate zoology course (EVE 112); and/or ecology (EVE 101) are recommended. Residence at or near Bodega Marine Lab is required.

    Explores fundamental principles in the form and function of organisms, examining how basic properties of size, shape, structure, and habitat constrain ways in which plants and animals interact and cope with their physical surroundings.

  • EVE 111: Marine Environmental Issues (1)

    Offered: Summer Session I (Sanford and Gaylord)

    Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; concurrent enrollment in at least one course from ESP 124, 152, EVE 106, 110, 114. Residence at or near Bodega Marine Lab is required.

    Readings and group discussion of critical environmental issues in coastal waters. The course will connect material from concurrent courses at BML and provide students with an integrative understanding of marine environments and conservation. The course will include two invited seminars/lectures by recognized experts.

  • EVE 114: Experimental Invertebrate Biology (3)

    Offered: Summer Session I (Sanford)

    Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; introductory cell, animal and plant biology (BIS 1A, 1B and 1C); invertebrate zoology (EVE 112); ecology (EVE 101); and/or evolution (EVE 100) are recommended. Residence at or near Bodega Marine Lab is required.

    Functional biology, ecology, and evolution of local marine invertebrates, with an emphasis on adaptations to physical and biological factors encountered on the California coast. The course will offer a strong field and lab component and will emphasize testing hypotheses that are generated by the class.

As of June 25, 2012