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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 2015 - 2016

This is a list of the Evolution and Ecology courses offered for the 2015 - 2016 academic year. A list of all Evolution and Ecology undergraduate courses is on a separate page.

  • EVE 10: Evolution for Non-Biologists

    Offered: Fall, odd-numbered years (David Begun)

    Prerequisites: None

    Introduction to evolutionary biology for the general population

  • EVE 12: Life in the Sea (3)

    Offered: Spring (Susan 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 (Santiago Ramirez), Winter (TBA), Spring (TBA)

    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 (Thomas Schoener), Winter (Donald Strong), Spring (Marcel Rejmanek)

    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 103: Phylogeny, Speciation and Macroevolution(4)

    Offered: Winter, even-numbered years (Brian Moore and Michael Turelli)

    Prerequisites:EVE 100

    Statistical inference of evolutionary patterns and processes above the species level. Topics include estimation of phylogenies and divergence times, character evolution, biogeographic history, and rates and patterns of lineage diversification, with an emphasis on the origin of species.

  • EVE 107: Animal Communication (4)

    Offered: Fall, odd-numbered years

    Prerequisites: BIS 2B

    How animals use songs, dances, colors, chemicals, electricity and vibrations to communicate. Mechanisms of signal production and detection (sensory system), theory of information transfer and signal design, and the role of natural selection in shaping communication.

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

    Offered: Spring (Dan Potter)

    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 111: Marine Environmental Issues (1)

    Offered: Spring 2015 (TBA)

    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor - Student are invited to enroll with CRN 53022 - prior consent is not required.

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

  • EVE 112: Biology of Invertebrates (3)

    Offered: Winter, odd-numbered years (Eric Sanford and Rick Grosberg)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1B, or 2B and 2C; courses in systematics, ecology, and evolution recommended.

    Survey of the invertebrate phyla, emphasizing aquatic forms, and focusing on morphology, development, natural history, ecology, and phylogenetic relationships. Limited enrollment.

  • EVE 112L: Biology of Invertebrates (2)

    Offered: Winter, even-numbered years (Eric Sanford and Rick Grosberg)

    Prerequisites: BIS 1B, or 2B and 2C; EVE 112 concurrently.

    Field and laboratory experience with representative members of the major invertebrate phyla discussed in course 112. Emphasis on comparative morphology, natural history, ecology, and behavior of living invertebrates. Two field trips required.

  • EVE/PLB 117: Plant Ecology (4)

    Offered: Fall (Marcel Rejmanek)

    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 120: Global Change Ecology (3)

    Offered: Winter (Donald Strong)

    Prerequisites: EVE 100 and 101 or equivalents

    Treatment of historical evolution of the biosphere resulting from physical, chemical, and biological influences. Special focus upon changes caused by humans. Topics pertain to biodiversity, resources, conservation, and ecosystem services.

  • EVE 161: Microbial Phylogenomics - Genomic Perspectives on the Diversity and Diversification of Microbes (3)

    Offered: Winter, even-numbered years (Jonathan Eisen)

    Prerequisites: BIS 2A and 2B (2C or equivalent)

    Use of DNA and genomic sequencing in studies of the diversity of microorganism. Diversity of microbes, phylogenetic, genome sequencing, comparative genomics, phylogenomics, lateral gene transfer, molecular ecology, metagenomics, and studies of the human microbiome.

  • EVE 190: Undergraduate Seminar (2)

    Offered: Spring potentially/TBA

    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 (Brian 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 (Eric Sanford and Brian Gaylord)

    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

    For summer please also note additional prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in at least one course from Environmental Science and Policy 124, 152, course 106, 110, 114; residence at or near Bodega Marine Laboratory required. Student must complete the application available http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu . May be repeated two times for credit. (Same course as Environmental Science and Policy 111.)

    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 (Eric 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 July, 2015