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Genetics - This course provides an introduction to both
population and quantitative genetics, especially as they apply to
evolution and ecology. The course draws on both plant and animal
examples as it integrates theory with field work. The course
requires a working knowledge of algebra.
U760.06 Population Ecology - This course provides an introduction to population ecology with an emphasis on the dynamics of both single and multi-species systems. Mathematical treatments of age-specific and density-dependent population growth, herbivory, predation and competition are integrated with computer modeling and field examples. The course requires a working knowledge of algebra. The course is next scheduled to be offered in the Fall term of 2007.
U781.01 Advanced Mathematical Biology - This course focuses on the detailed examination of one or more mathematically oriented topics that are of mutual interest. It makes use of recent technical literature and appropriate specialized books if they are available and involves both lectures and discussions. Topics are generally selected 1 or 2 semesters before the course is offered. Past topics have included: optimal foraging theory, quantitative genetics, analysis of DNA sequence data, coalescence theory and computer modeling using MATLAB.
U782.01 Biostatistics - This is a 6 credit (3 hours lecture + 6 hours computer lab) introduction to Biostatistics. The course is intended to provide an introduction to both the theory and application of statistics in Biology. It stresses both descriptive and inferential statistics and is heavily focussed on using various analyses of variance to test hypotheses and probe data. The course also includes consideration of various resampling methods. The laboratory portion of the course stresses hands-on data manipulation and application of statistical procedures using SAS. The course is next scheduled to be offered in the Spring term of 2008.
BIO45300 Conservation Biology - This 3 credit course provides an introduction to the various topics critical to conservation biology . Topics include the philosophy and ethics of conservation, biodiversity, extinction, fragmentation, biology of populations and communities, design and management of reserves, societal and political issues. The course is taught as a 2 hour lecure and 1 hour discussion. It is open to upper level undergraduate and Masters students The course is next scheduled to be offered in the Fall term of 2007..
revised - 08/27/07