Courses 2020-2021 Academic Year

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Evolution and Ecology Undergraduate and Graduate Courses for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

  • COURSES BY COURSE NUMBER:  Evolution and Ecology courses listed by course number and being offered during the 2020-2021 academic year are below.
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  • ALL COURSES:  A listing of all Evolution and Ecology undergraduate and graduate courses is available here

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR - EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY:

Contact EEB Undergraduate Advisors Joyce Fernandez or Sophisty Ney if you have any questions on courses and the EEB major.

  • EVE/ENT 2: Biodiversity (3)

Offered: Winter (Lewin)

No prerequisites (same course as ENT 2)

Introduction to nature, scope and geographical distribution of biodiversity (the diversity of life, with emphasis on plants and animals, especially insects). Humans and biodiversity - domestication, aesthetics, ethics and valuation. Species richness and “success.” Biodiversity through time; monitoring, evaluation and conservation. GE credit: SE, SL, WE.

  • EVE 12: Life in the Sea (3)

Offered: Spring (Wainwright)

No Prerequisites

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, including humans. GE credit: SE, SL

  • EVE 13: Sex in the Natural World (3)

Offered: Fall - Even-Numbered Years (Patricelli)

No Prerequisites

Explores the diversity, mechanisms and evolution of sexual behaviors across the kingdoms of life. GE credit: SE, SL, VL.

  • EVE 16: Wild Davis: A California Naturalist Certification Course (4) 

Offered: Spring (Gerhart-Barley)

No Prerequisites

Lecture and fieldwork.  Natural history and urban ecology of Davis. Basics of ecological observation, community science and service, and California’s unique natural communities. If fee is paid, completion of the course provides certification in the UC California Naturalist Program.

  • EVE 92: Internship (1-12)

Prerequisites: Lower division standing and consent of instructor

Work experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Evolution and Ecology. Internships supervised by a member of the faculty. P/NP grading only.

  • EVE 99: Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-5)

P/NP grading only.

  • EVE 100: Introduction to Evolution (4)

Offered: Fall, Winter, and Spring; (Ramirez, Kopp, Coop)

Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B, 2C, and 101; Mathematics 16A, 16B, 16C or the equivalent; Statistics 13 or 100 (Statistics 100 recommended)

Lecture: 3 hrs.; discussion: 1 hr.

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

  • EVE 101: Introduction to Ecology (4)

Offered: Fall, Winter, and Spring; (Schoener, Shapiro, Gaylord)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite(s): (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); (MAT 016A or MAT 017A or MAT 021A); (MAT 016B or MAT 017B or MAT 021B); or the equivalent.

Lecture: 3 hrs.; lecture/discussion: 1 hr.

A general survey of the principles of ecology.  GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL.

  • EVE 102: Population and Quantitative Genetics (4)

Offered: Fall – 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. GE Credit: SE.

  • EVE 104: Community Ecology (4)

Offered: Fall - Even-Numbered Years (Fernanda Valdovinos)

Prerequisites: Course 101 or Environmental Science and Policy 100

Lecture: 3 hrs.; discussion: 1 hr.

Population growth and density dependence; predation; exploitative, interference and apparent competition; coexistence mechanisms; niches spatial and temporal variation etc. Emphasis on quantitative understanding through models, concepts, and empirical evidence.

  • 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.  GE credit: SE.

  • EVE 114: Experimental Invertebrate Biology (3)

Offered: SS I (Sanford)

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor; introductory cell, animal, and plant biology (Biological Sciences 1A, 1B and 1C or 2A, 2B and 2C), invertebrate zoology (EVE 112), ecology (EVE 101), and/or evolution (EVE 100) are recommended; residence at or near Bodega Marine Laboratory required. Student must complete the application available at http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu.

Lecture: 2 hrs.; discussion: 1 hr.; laboratory: 3 hrs.; fieldwork: 3 hrs.

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.

  • 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. GE credit: SE, SL, VL, WE.

  • EVE/PLB 117: Plant Ecology (4)

Offered: Fall (Gremer)

Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 1A, 1B, 1C or 2A, 2B, 2C; Plant Biology 111 recommended

Lecture: 3 hrs.; fieldwork: 3 hrs.

The study of the interactions between plants, plant populations or vegetation types and their physical and biological environment. Special emphasis on California.

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

Offered: Spring - Odd-Numbered Years (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. GE credit: SE.

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

Offered: Fall (Rannala)

Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 1B or 2B

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Introduction to genome-wide nucleotide sequence variation in human populations and computational methods for its analysis.

  • EVE 141: Principles of Systematics (3)

Offered: Spring – Odd-Numbered Years (Shapiro)

Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 1B or 1C or 2B; course 100 recommended

Lecture: 2 hrs; independent study

Historical background, philosophical rationale, contemporary approaches, and working rules of biosystematics, including international Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

  • EVE 147: Biogeography (4)

Offered: Fall – Even-Numbered Years (Shapiro)

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

Lecture: 3 hrs; term paper

Movements of terrestrial organisms. The role of geologic, climatic, and biological changes in the geographic distribution of organisms.

  • EVE 175: Computational Genetics (3)

Offered:  Spring – Odd-Numbered Years (Langley)

Prerequisites: Biological Sciences 101; Statistics 100 or 102

Lecture: 2 hrs.; discussion: 1 hrs.

The use of computers to solve problems in genetics and evolution. Introduction to general purpose computer language (Python), computational statistical methods, and applications such as QTL mapping, linkage detection, estimation of rates of evolution and gene finding.

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

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

Prerequisite(s): EVE 100; (EVE 101 or ESP 100); ENT 105.  (And EVE 180A for EVE 180B)

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). (Same courses as ENT 180A and ENT 180B.)

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

Offered: Fall – Even-Numbered Years (Strauss)

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 / discussion

Animal adaptations for eating plants, pollinating flowers, dispersing seeds. Plant adaptations to herbivore defense, attraction of mutualists; role of coevolutionary arms race, mutualists and cheaters in plant/animal speciation. Exploration through lectures, original scientific literature, discussions and term paper. GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, WE.

  • EVE 189: Introduction to Biological Research (1)

Prerequisites: upper division standing in Evolution and Ecology or related biological science

Discussion: 1 hr.

Introduction to research methods in biology. Presentation and discussion of research by faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. May be repeated for credit up to a total of 6 units. P/NP grading only.

  • EVE 190: Undergraduate Seminar (2)

Offered: Fall (Shapiro)

Prerequisite: upper division standing in the biological sciences or a related discipline

Seminar: 2 hrs.

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, P/NP grading only.

  • EVE 192: Internship (1-12)

Prerequisites: completion of 84 units and consent of instructor

Internship: 3-36 hrs.

Work experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Evolution and Ecology. Internships supervised by a member of the faculty. P/NP grading only.

  • EVE 194HA-194HB-194HC: Research Honors (2 units per quarter)

Prerequisites: Students who have completed 135 units and qualify for the honors program (as defined by the General Catalog/3.5 GPA)

Laboratory: 6 hrs.

Students pursue intensive research under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Students are expected to complete the full three-quarter sequence culminating in the writing of an honors thesis. Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.  Letter graded.

  • EVE 197T: Tutoring (1-2)

Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1B or Biological Sciences 2B with a grade of B or better

Tutorial: 3-6 hrs.

Assisting the instructor by tutoring students in a Biological Sciences laboratory. Experience in teaching under guidance of the staff. P/NP grading only.

  • EVE 198: Directed Group Study (1-5)

Offered: variable

No prerequisites

This course is run by graduate students and other members of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). They will be presenting their current research in the exciting field of conservation biology. Each week there will be a different topic presented due to the diverse specialties of each of the presenters. P/NP grading only.

Students may retake this course multiple times because each year has a different pool of presenters.

  • EVE 199: Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

P/NP grading only

Students must have completed 84 units in order to undertake 199 coursework.

GRADUATE COURSES:

  • EVE 211: Applied Phylogenetics (3)

Offered: Spring (Moore and Wainwright)

Prerequisites: EVE 103 or EVE 210 or PBG 200C; Or equivalent, graduate standing.

Lecture 2 hours; Laboratory 3 hours

Applications of phylogenetic methods to fields outside of systematics. Core lectures/labs in remedial phylogenetics, phylogeography, conservation and comparative morphology. Special topics very yearly. May be repeated up to 1 time.

  • EVE 290C: Research Conference (1)

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor, graduate standing.

Presentation and discussion of faculty and graduate student research in biology. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)

  • EVE 298: Group Study (1-5)

Variable.  Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.  (S/U grading only.)

  • EVE 299: Research (1-5)

Variable.  Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor.  (S/U grading only.)

  • EVE 390: Methods of Teaching (2)

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Graduate Standing.

Lecture 1 hour; Discussion 1 hour.

Practical experience in the methods and problems of teaching. Includes analyses of texts and supporting material, discussion of teaching techniques and preparing and conducting of laboratory and discussion sections.  May be repeated up to 8 units.  (S/U grading only.)

 

The UC Davis General Catalog has Department of Evolution and Ecology undergraduate and graduate course information.

Course offerings are subject to change.

 

Bodega Marine Laboratory EVE Courses

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

The UC Davis General Catalog has Department of Evolution and Ecology undergraduate and graduate course information.