Sunday, May 15, 2011


Although mainly directed at the L&S biology students it is probably worth you signing up for the Biology Undergraduate List (assuming the system doesn't include you already). If you are not receiving the odd e-mail from [Biology-U-L] then you can sign up to receive them here.

Here are two e-mails about eemb courses for Fall quarter I received last week.

Course: EEMB    101
Title: Molecular Evolution
Description  ---
Major concepts in evolutionary biology, presented with a genetic emphasis.
This course provides an introduction to the study of population genetic
processes and   the patterns of genomic evolution, adaptation, and
speciation that result from   these processes.

 Prerequisites: EEMB 2 or MCDB 1A or Geology 3. 

EEMB 101 TR 930-1045, TURNER T.,  SH 1430
58453   F  100- 150   STAFF HSSB 1232
58461   F  200- 250   STAFF HSSB 1232

For those of you interested in applied ecology, aquatic biology, natural resource management, and conservation biology, we alert you to a relatively new course on Applied Freshwater Ecology (EEMB 167) which will be taught in Fall 2011.  This course allows you to apply the theoretical, conceptual, and descriptive information you have acquired in your foundation courses to problems of applied significance.  Because jobs dealing with the management of freshwater resources can be found throughout the nation, this course provides an introduction to problems and their solutions that confront applied biologists, managers, and policy makers every day.  Because clean freshwater is a requirement for all human activities and because freshwater habitats are biodiversity hotspots that are severely threatened by human expansion, this course provides a timely introduction to pressing national and global problems.

The pre-requisites for this course are EEMB 2 and 3.  The course is taught by aquatic ecologists Professor Cooper and Professor Melack and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 330 to 445 PM in Chem 1171 in Fall Quarter.

 In this course the instructors cover basic principles in ecology and water management that pertain to applied problems, then address such issues as climate change, ozone depletion, acid deposition, land use changes, eutrophication, biocides, metals,  GM crops, nanoparticles, and emerging diseases in lakes, streams, ponds, rivers, and wetlands. They also explore problems associated with species extinctions and invasive species and discuss approaches to these problems associated with conservation biology, natural resource management, and restoration ecology.

TR     330- 445PM   CHEM 1171   
16840   W      400- 450P  PSYCH1805   
16857   W      500- 550P  PSYCH1805    

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