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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 2016 - 2017

This is a list of the Evolution and Ecology courses offered for the 2016 - 2017 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 (TBA)

    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 13: Sex in the Natural World (3)

    Offered: Fall, even-numbered years (Gail Patricelli)

    Prerequisites: None

    Lecture/Discussion: 3 hrs.

    Explores the diversity, mechanisms and evolution of sexual behaviors across the kingdoms of life.

  • EVE 100: Introduction to Evolution (4)

    Offered: Fall (Santiago Ramirez), Winter (Graham Coop), Spring (David 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 (Thomas Schoener), Winter (Donald Strong), Spring (Brian 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: Even-Numbered Years (Langley)

    Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 101; and Statistics 100 or 102; and EVE 100

    Lecture: 3 hrs.; discussion: 1 hr.

    Evolution as caused by random mating, genetic drift, natural selection, inbreeding, migration, and mutation in theory and actuality. Application of these ideas to topics such as the evolution of sex.

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

    Offered: Spring – Odd-Numbered Years (Wainwright)

    Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 1A and 1B, or 2B and 2C

    Lecture: 2 hrs.; laboratory: 6 hrs.

    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 (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: (TBA)

    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

    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 115: Marine Ecology (4)

    Offered: Winter – Odd-Numbered Years (Stachowicz)

    Prerequisites: Course 101 or Environmental Science and Policy 100 or Biological Sciences 2B, or consent of instructor

    Lecture: 3 hrs.; discussion: 1 hr.

    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 (Andrew 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 119: Population Biology of Weeds (3)

    Offered: Spring (Rejmanek)

    Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B, 2C; introductory statistics recommended

    Lecture: 2 hrs.; laboratory: 3 hrs.

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

  • EVE 120: Global Change Ecology (3)

    Offered: Fall 2016 (Strong); Summer Session 1 2017 (Gaylord)

    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 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

    Lecture: 3 hours; discussion: 1 hour; extensive writing

    Biological, physical, and human-related aspects of the ecology of low latitudes. Distribution, numbers, and relationships of tropical organisms. Problems of development and conservation in the context of ecological and evolutionary theory.

  • EVE 140: Paleobotany (4)

    Offered: Winter – Odd-Numbered Years (Doyle)

    Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B, 2C

    Lecture: 3 hrs.; laboratory: 3 hrs.

    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 climate change.

  • EVE 149: Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (4)

    Offered: Fall-Even-Numbered Years (Shapiro)

    Prerequisites: Course 101 or Environmental Science and Policy 100 (or the equivalent); course 100 (or the equivalent)

    Lecture: 3 hrs; term paper

    Evolution as an organizing force in natural communities. Coadaptation in trophic and competitive relationships. Ecology of polymorphisms, clines, and speciation.

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

    Offered: EVE 180A-Winter, EVE 180B-Spring – Odd-Numbered Years (Yang)

    Prerequisites: Course 100; Course 101 or Environmental Science and Policy 100

    Lecture/laboratory: 3 hrs.; fieldwork: 3 hrs.

    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. Deferred grading only pending completion of sequence (180A AND 180B).

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

    Offered: Fall – Even-Numbered Years (Instructor TBA)

    Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 2B and 2C required, 2C may be taken concurrently

    Lecture: 1.5 hrs.; Lecture/discussion: 1.5 hrs., term paper, extensive writing or discussion

    Animal adaptations for eating plants, pollinating flowers, dispersing seeds.

  • EVE 190: Undergraduate Seminar (2)

    Offered: Fall

    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.

As of June, 2016