The biology of insects: diversity, development, physiology, and ecology. Field trips. Prereq- uisite: Biology 20 or 202L or equivalent. One course. 4 graduate units.
The biology of mammals: diversity, evolutionary history, morphology, and aspects of physiology and ecology. Local field trips. Prerequisite: Biology 20 or 202L or equivalent. One course. 3 graduate units.
Survey of the major groups of fungi with emphasis on life history and systematics. Field and laboratory exercises. One course. 3 graduate units.
One course. 3 graduate units.
Processes controlling the circulation of carbon and biochemical elements in natural ecosystems and at the global level, with emphasis on soil and surficial processes. Topics include human impact on and social consequences of greenhouse gases, ozone, and heavy metals in the environment. Prerequisite: Chemistry 101DL or equivalent; Recommended: Chemistry 210DL. One course. 3 graduate units.
Principles of development, from gametogenesis to adulthood. Gene regulatory network control, genetic analysis of early specification, dynamics of morphogenesis, evolution of developmental mechanisms. Current topics from a wide range of model animals and plants. Prerequisite: Biology 220 or equivalent. One course. 3 graduate units.
Processes responsible for natural biodiversity from popula- tions to the globe. Topics include species interactions (e.g., competition, predation, parasitism), natural and human disturbance, climate change, and implications for management and conservation. Lab section involving observation and data from large-scale manipulations, such as experimental hurricanes, fire, and herbivore exclosures. One course. 3 graduate units.
Distribution and density of marine and semi-terrestrial tropical invertebrate populations; behavioral and mechanical adaptations to physical stress, competition, and predation using rapid empirical approaches and hypothesis testing. Offered only at Beaufort, with preparation for fieldwork before and analysis and presentation of projects after required one week intensive field experience on the coast of Panama. Consent of instructor required. Half course. 2 graduate units.
Ecology of the rocky intertidal, kelp forest, and mud flat habitats. Introduction to marine mammals, fish and other large West Coast vertebrates. Offered only at Beaufort, with preparation for fieldwork before and analysis and presentation of projects after required one week intensive field experience on the coast of Northern California. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Biology 273LA and consent of instructor. Instructor: Staff. Half course. 2 graduate units.