BOT 6726C Principles of Systematic Biology 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theory of biological classification and taxonomic practice. Laboratory experience in taxonomic procedures and techniques, including computer methods. Offered spring term in even-numbered years.

PCB 5307C Limnology 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Biological, chemical, and physical dynamics of inland waters.

Prerequisite: PCB 4044C, CHM 2046.

PCB 5415C Behavioral Ecology 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Theoretical and empirical bases for behavioral adaptations.

Prerequisite: ZOO 3513C, 4472C, PCB 4044C, 4674, or consent of instructor.

PCB 5615 Molecular Evolution and Systematics 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Patterns and processes of change at the molecular level in populations, species, and higher taxonomic groups, and their systematic implications.

Prerequisite: PCB 3063, graduate standing, or consent of instructor.

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PCB 6049 Seminar in Ecology 1-3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Rotating seminar: various topics in ecology.

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PCB 6377C Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Physiological mechanisms that influence distribution and ecological relations, water conservation, and energy exchange in vertebrates.

Prerequisite: course in physiology.

PCB 6447C Community Ecology 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

The evolutionary ecology of communities; conceptual and quantitative approaches to community structure; statistics independent projects.

Prerequisite: PCB 4044C or equivalent, and consent of instructor.

PCB 6695 Seminar in Evolutionary Biology 1 Credit, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Current thinking. New topic each time offered. Recently published book or symposium proceedings on newly emerging research theme. Supplementary material drawn from evolutionary biology journals. Directed readings.

Prerequisite: PCB 4674.

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ZOO 5115C Vertebrate Paleontology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Evolutionary history of major vertebrate groups, emphasizing the principles of prehistoric investigations.

Prerequisite: ZOO 3713C.

ZOO 5486C Mammalogy 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Study of the ecology, natural history, behavior, and evolutionary history of mammals.

Prerequisite: ZOO 2203C.

ZOO 6005 Integrative Principles of Zoology I 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Integrative approach to fundamental principles of ecology, evolution, and comparative biology.

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ZOO 6308 Dynamic Optimization Modeling in Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Powerful and simple techniques for formalizing hypotheses. Appropriate to address questions of relative fitness of alternative choices or strategies. Instruction in computer programming and dynamic modeling.

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ZOO 6406 Biology of Sea Turtles 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

All aspects of biology of sea turtles and how their biology affects their conservation.

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ZOO 6456C Ichthyology 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Ichthyology

Prerequisite: ZOO 2203C.

ZOO 6542 Nutritional Ecology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Interactions of nutrition and ecology, emphasizing how digestive processes regulate animal productivity and plant/animal interactions.

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ZOO 6905 Individual Studies 1-8 Credits, Max 12 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Individual Studies

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ZOO 6910 Supervised Research 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Research

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ZOO 6920 Zoology Colloquium 1 Credit, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Readings and oral presentations on general topics in zoology. Discussions with eminent scientists in the discipline.

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ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology 1-4 Credits, Max 15 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Special Topics in Zoology

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ZOO 6931 Seminar in Marine Turtle Biology 1-2 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced topics in biology and conservation of marine turtles.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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ZOO 6939 Seminar in Animal Behavior 1-3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced topics in animal behavior.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

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ZOO 6971 Research for Master's Thesis 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Master's Thesis

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ZOO 7979 Advanced Research 1-12 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master's degree in the field of study or for students who have been admitted for a doctoral program. Not appropriate for students who have been admitted to candidacy.

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ZOO 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

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