PCB: Process Bio (Cell/Ecol etc.)
PCB 2340. FIELD BIOLOGY.
This is an introductory field biology course. Field work and field trips are required. The course emphasizes basic sentence skills in field work methodology including field observations, note taking, data collection, and taxonomic identification of important species. General principles of ecology will be emphasized, along with the significance and importance of conserving biodiversity. Special travel fees apply.
PCB 2350. NEOTROPICAL BIOLOGY.
This course introduces students to the history, biology, ecology, diversity, and evolution of ecosystems of New World tropics. Emphasis will be on rainforest, riverine, savanna, estuarine, and coral reef communities. Topics include: nutrient and energy cycling; light gaps, vertical strata and forest structure; animal-plant interactions, such as pollination biology, seed predation, dispersal and herbivory; plant and animal defenses; social insects; and latitudinal trends in biodiversity.
PCB 2930. SELECTED TOPICS IN ECOLOGY.
SELECTED TOPICS IN ECOLOGY
Prerequisite: Departmental approval
Selected topics in ecology based on the needs and areas of interest of the class and professor. May include laboratory and/or field work as part of the class. Multiple credit course. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 3 credits, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied.