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Course ID:ECOL 1000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues
Course
Description:
Ecological concepts that form the basis for understanding environmental issues confronting us; population growth, loss of diversity, resource limitation, pollution, and global climate change.
Athena Title:ENVIRON ISSUES
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LAND 1000 or ECOL 1000H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 1000H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues (Honors)
Course
Description:
Introduction to ecological concepts of population growth, loss of diversity, resource limitation, pollution, and global climate change.
Athena Title:ENVIRONMENT HONORS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in GEOG 1125 or ECOL 1000 or LAND 1000
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 1000L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues Laboratory
Course
Description:
The major themes in the course are (a) measurement of population size and population dynamics, (b) quantification of terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity, (c) assessment of the environmental impacts of pollution, (d) observation of the effects of invasive species, and (e) survey of the environmental impacts of consumer choices and life-style changes.
Athena Title:ENVIRON ISSUES LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LAND 1000
Nontraditional Format:This is the weekly laboratory for the Odum School of Ecology's core 3-credit hour non-majors course, Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues.
Corequisite:ECOL 1000 or ECOL 1000H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(ECOL)(GEOG) 1200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural History of Georgia
Course
Description:
An introduction to the science of natural history and biota of Georgia, as well as the impacts of humans on regional and national resources (overfishing, human-driven extinctions). Students will gain familiarity with the geography, geology, plants, and animals (especially vertebrates) of the Appalachians, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, and islands of Georgia.
Athena Title:NAT HIST GEORGIA
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 2100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
Course
Description:
Introduction to climate, climate change, and the influence of terrestrial ecosystems and humans on climate.
Athena Title:GLOB CLIMA CHANGE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 2400. 2 hours.
Course Title:Careers in Ecology
Course
Description:
Students will be exposed to over two dozen fields of research, education, and outreach that undergraduates, regardless of major, need to be aware of as they plan their curricular and career goals.
Athena Title:CAREERS IN ECOLOGY
Prerequisite:Second-year student standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3000-3000L. 4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit. 4 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Introduction to Field Methods
Course
Description:
Survey of quantitative field methods in ecology. Lectures and field applications focus on research design and hypothesis testing, with an emphasis on sampling design, measurement, and statistical comparison of environmental variables, plant and animal abundance, diversity, spatial pattern, and species composition. Students will build skills in statistical analysis, scientific rigor, and critical thinking, and in the practical application of quantitative field methods in ecology.
Athena Title:INTRO FIELD METHODS
Nontraditional Format:This course is taught in Costa Rica.
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3050L. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit. 2-6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Apprenticeship in Ecology
Course
Description:
Supervised training in methodology (field, lab, or other) related to ecological topics. The course applies to students who are developing new skills in some area of ecology where initial work in that area requires training by qualified personnel.
Athena Title:APPRENTICESHIP ECOL
Nontraditional Format:Faculty members will arrange works hours with the student and meet with the student to discuss progress.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environment and Humans
Course
Description:
Macro-environmental problems currently faced by humans placing them in historical perspective, and relating them to the natural laws and ecological processes which govern the outcome of human-environmental interactions.
Athena Title:ENVIRONMENT&HUMANS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ECOL 1000-1000L or GEOG 1125-1125D
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3100-3100L. 4 hours. 4 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Tropical Field Ecology
Course
Description:
An interdisciplinary field program in tropical habitats, exploring and comparing tropical environments, their natural history, their biological wealth, and the ecological patterns, processes, and interactions that characterize tropical systems. Students will develop competence in recognition and observation of tropical organisms in the wild. Analysis of the interplay of tropical nature and human society, the threats to tropical biodiversity, and current conservation approaches in the tropics.
Athena Title:TROPICAL FIELD ECOL
Nontraditional Format:This course is taught in Costa Rica.
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals
Course
Description:
An overview of topics and issues involved in the empirical study, conservation, and management of a broad range of marine mammal species.
Athena Title:Marine Mammals
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught as a regular lecture format course every spring and will have a required lab component (Marine Mammals Laboratory) when it is taught every May.
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or (BIOL 1108 and 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and 2108L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3220L. 1 hour.
Course Title:Marine Mammals Labortory
Course
Description:
A hands-on, experiential laboratory experience that includes a clinical necropsy of a marine mammal specimen, museum and laboratory tours, and field site visits on the Georgia coast.
Athena Title:Marine Mammals Lab
Nontraditional Format:This course is only offered as a field course during Maymester and must be taken with Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals. The lab component consists of a mandatory 1-week, off- campus trips to government and academic sites in Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, GA. that play important roles in the study and conservation of marine mammals.
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or (BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L)
Corequisite:ECOL 3220
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3300. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Field Program in Ecological Problem-Solving
Course
Description:
Field studies of ecological principles for sustainable natural resource use and management. Examination of natural environments in Georgia (water, soil, vegetation, biodiversity) provides context for case studies and site visits to industries or municipalities utilizing novel approaches to environmental challenges.
Athena Title:Ecological Problem-Solving
Nontraditional Format:In this off-campus field program, students will have 2 hours of lecture/discussion each day and 4-5 hours/day of learning content through guided tours, hands-on field studies, and guest lectures.
Prerequisite:(ECOL 1000 or ECOL 1000H) and [(ANTH 1102 or ANTH 2120H) or (GEOG 1103 or GEOG 2130H)] and permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3400. 1 hour.
Course Title:Professional Development for Careers in Ecology
Course
Description:
Introduces sophomores and juniors entering the major to the way ecological science is organized, explains the requirements of the major, and shows options to create personalized programs for specific interests, employment, or continued schooling. Career and graduate school opportunities will be discussed.
Athena Title:Prof Dev Careers Ecology
Prerequisite:Sophomore standing and permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3480. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Ecology
Course
Description:
Discussion and/or lectures relating to a central theme of special interest in ecology. Topics and instructors vary by semester.
Athena Title:SPCL TOPICS ECOLOGY
Nontraditional Format:Faculty members will arrange contact hours with individual student.
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3500-3500L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ecology
Course
Description:
Population structure and dynamics, organization and classification of communities, and nutrient and energy flows in ecosystems.
Athena Title:Ecology
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ECOL 3505H or FANR 3200, FANR 3200L
Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1108 and 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and 2108L)] and [(CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L) or (CHEM 1311H and CHEM1311L)]
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3505H-3505L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ecology (Honors)
Course
Description:
Scientific understanding of how natural systems work, including life and the physical environment, the organism as the fundamental unit of ecological study, population structure and dynamics, species interactions, organization and classification of communities, ecosystems as defined by nutrient cycling and energy flow, landscape ecology, biodiversity, and global ecology.
Athena Title:ECOLOGY HONORS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 3200-3200L or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L
Prerequisite:[BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1108-1108L or (PBIO(BIOL) 1220 and PBIO(BIOL) 1220L)] and [(CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L) or (CHEM 1311H and CHEM 1311L)] and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(BIOL) 3510. 3-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Ecology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Techniques and methodologies to assess organismal, population, community, or ecosystem interactions.
Athena Title:ECOLOGY LABORATORY
Nontraditional Format:A field course taught for blocks of time off-campus (semester breaks or summer). Additional on-campus lecture hours may be added depending upon the field schedule.
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ecological Applications
Course
Description:
Current ecological approaches used to quantify impacts of natural and human disturbances on ecosystem structure and function. Case studies illustrate impacts and management strategies in fields such as environmental toxicology, conservation ecology, agroecosystem ecology, and restoration ecology.
Athena Title:ECOLOG APPLICATIONS
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Conservation Biology
Course
Description:
An introduction to the foundational principles of modern conservation biology. Investigation of how biological diversity changes across time and space, threats to biodiversity, and how biodiversity can be managed using cross- disciplinary approaches and illustrated with applied case studies.
Athena Title:CONSERV BIOLOGY
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or (BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 3580. 3 hours.
Course Title:Vertebrate Natural History
Course
Description:
Life history strategies of vertebrates with emphasis on ecology, behavior, taxonomy, and systematics.
Athena Title:VERTEBRATE NAT HIST
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3580-3580L
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:WILD(ECOL) 3580L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 3580L. 1 hour. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Vertebrate Natural History Laboratory
Course
Description:
Students will complete assignments to illustrate principles and techniques presented in Vertebrate Natural History.
Athena Title:VERT NAT HIST LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 3580-3580L
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:WILD(ECOL) 3580
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Tropical Ecology: From Organisms to Ecosystems
Course
Description:
What makes tropical systems unique? How do we explain high levels of species richness found in many tropical systems? We explore what tropical ecosystems are, how they were formed, what plants, animals, and other life they contain, and how these ecosystems both support and are impacted by a growing human population.
Athena Title:Tropical Ecology
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or (BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3700. 3 hours. 3 hours lecture and 15 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Organic Agriculture: Ecological Agriculture and the Ethics of Sustainability
Course
Description:
This interdisciplinary maymester field course will explore the fundamental principles of sustainable agriculture through hands-on experience at an operating organic farm and agroforestry research center. Also includes a critical discussion of the social, political, and cultural issues involved in creating a more sustainable food system.
Athena Title:ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
Nontraditional Format:Hands-on experience at an operating organic farm and agroforestry research center.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3710-3710L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Organic Agriculture: Practical Application of Organic Agriculture Principles
Course
Description:
This course, located entirely on an operating farm, will offer intensive practical experience in organic agriculture based on principles learned in Organic Agriculture: Ecological Agriculture and the Ethics of Sustainability. Students will form teams to develop and cultivate vegetable plots and to experience other aspects of sustainable agriculture, including fruit production and rotational grazing.
Athena Title:ORG AGR PRACTICUM
Prerequisite:ECOL 3700 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3880H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ecosystems of the World (Honors)
Course
Description:
A study of the details of major ecosystems of the planet in terms of what makes them unique, especially how they contribute to global carbon budget, species diversity, and ecosystem services. Emphasis on physical drivers and ecological and evolutionary processes within these systems.
Athena Title:ECOSYSTEMS OF WORLD
Prerequisite:[(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1108-1108L] and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3900. 2-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading
Course
Description:
Detailed study of a restricted area of ecology through reading and discussion of original papers and reviews under the direction of a faculty supervisor.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READING
Nontraditional Format:Faculty members will arrange contact hours with individual student.
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3900H. 2-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading (Honors)
Course
Description:
Detailed study of a restricted area of ecology through reading and discussion of original papers and reviews under the direction of a faculty supervisor.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READING H
Nontraditional Format:Faculty members will arrange contact hours with individual student.
Prerequisite:(Junior or senior standing) and permission of department and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 3910. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 4 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Ecology Seminar
Course
Description:
Attendance is required at eight ecology lectures and a written review of each that is turned in to the undergraduate coordinator.
Athena Title:ECOLOGY SEMINAR
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4000/6000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Population and Community Ecology
Course
Description:
Studying consequences of birth, death, and movement of organisms to population dynamics; evaluating the interactions of organisms with each other and the environment; understanding processes that structure communities of animals and plants along with mastering methods to characterize patterns of biodiversity.
Athena Title:Population and Community Ecol
Pre or Corequisite:[ECOL 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L or (FANR 3200 and FANR 3200L)] and MATH 2250
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4010/6010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ecosystem Ecology
Course
Description:
Ecosystem structure and function with emphasis on energetic and biogeochemical processes in natural and managed ecosystems, from local to global scales.
Athena Title:Ecosystem Ecology
Prerequisite:(ECOL 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L) and MATH 2250
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 4040/6040-4040L/6040L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Herpetology
Course
Description:
Evolution, ecology, behavior, structure, and physiology of amphibians and reptiles.
Athena Title:HERPETOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4040/6040-4040L/6040L
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4050/6050-4050L/6050L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ichthyology
Course
Description:
Taxonomy, distribution, ecology, evolution, and conservation of the marine and freshwater fishes.
Athena Title:ICHTHYOLOGY
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 4060/6060-4060L/6060L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ornithology
Course
Description:
Bird identification, also emphasizing ecology, evolution, behavior, and field techniques.
Athena Title:ORNITHOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4060/6060-4060L/6060L
Nontraditional Format:Overnight field trip required.
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or BIOL 1108-1108L or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4070/6070-4070L/6070L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Invertebrate Biology and Ecology
Course
Description:
Functional morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, and general biology of invertebrates.
Athena Title:Invertebrate Biology Ecology
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4100/6100-4100L/6100L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ecological Biocomplexity
Course
Description:
Theory of complex systems applied to ecology and estuarine ecosystems. Team projects will provide experience in field and laboratory methods, data acquisition and analysis, and simulation modeling and systems analysis. Software to be used includes Stella for building simulation models and Matlab for systems analysis methods.
Athena Title:BIOCOMPLEXITY
Nontraditional Format:Course to be taught at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Students will be residents in dorms at Skidaway and the class will meet for approximately eight hours per day. The course will be intensive, featuring field projects conducted on an unscheduled basis, and requiring open access to laboratory and computer facilities. Lectures will be integrated within the field and laboratory experiences.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4110/6110. 4 hours. 1 hours lecture and 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Insect Diversity
Course
Description:
The biodiversity of tropical and temperate insects, including theoretical issues, natural history, and methods for study.
Athena Title:INSECT DIVERSITY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4120H. 2 hours.
Course Title:Ecology of Global Change (Honors)
Course
Description:
We will read journal papers and other literature as the basis for discussing the following three major global change issues: conservation of biodiversity, management of water resources, and climate change. In addition to the focus on ecology we will invite outside speakers to provide economic and legal perspectives.
Athena Title:ECOL GLOBAL CHANGE
Prerequisite:Upper division standing and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4130L. 3 hours. 1 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Ecological Methodology
Course
Description:
Introduction to conceptual and empirical aspects of field ecology in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Athena Title:ECOL METHODOLOGY
Nontraditional Format:As an ecological methods course, this course will require extensive work outside of classroom and 4 hours of lab a week. Students will be required to analyze data and write scientific papers for each field experiment. Students will be encouraged to learn how to use SAS for statistical analyses and will be required to write a grant proposal and conduct the experiments proposed in their proposal.
Prerequisite:[ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L and ECOL 4000/6000] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(BIOL) 4150/6150-4150L/6150L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Population Biology of Infectious Diseases
Course
Description:
Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases that affect free-living animals, plants and human populations. Topics include pathogen life history and transmission modes, epidemiology and impacts on hosts, evolution of resistance and virulence, emerging infectious diseases, and the role of parasites in wildlife conservation.
Athena Title:POP BIOL INFECT DIS
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1108-1108L or PBIO 1220) and (STAT 2000 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4160. 4 hours.
Course Title:Ecology of North America
Course
Description:
Ecological survey of North American ecosystems taught in the field from coastal Georgia to southwest deserts and the Pacific Northwest. Application of ecological principles such as biodiversity and ecosystem function, climate change, disturbance, pollution, and trophic food web interactions. Consideration of human interaction with the environment, past, present, and future.
Athena Title:ECOL OF NORTH AMER
Nontraditional Format:May be taught during summer session in the field as part of the Interdisciplinary Field Program.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(ECOL) 4210L/6210L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Zooarchaeology
Course
Description:
Animal remains recovered from archaeological sites, studied in light of zoological and archaeological methods and theories and interpreted in terms of human and animal behavior.
Athena Title:ZOOARCHAEOLOGY
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(FANR) 4220/6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of Restoration Ecology
Course
Description:
Restoration ecology is an applied science that uses ecological theory to guide efforts to restore degraded ecosystem structures, functions, and/or services. This course will examine principles from population, community, landscape, and ecosystem ecology as they relate to restoration, as well as critical issues of social context and values.
Athena Title:Restoration Ecology
Prerequisite:ECOL 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L or FANR 3200 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4240-4240L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Physiological Ecology
Course
Description:
Physiological ecology, with an emphasis on the science behind the concepts. Lectures cover basic elements of physiology common to all organisms (invertebrate and vertebrate): metabolism, immunity, thermoregulation, infection, nutrition, growth and stress, and how scientists incorporate these into ecological research.
Athena Title:PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOL
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS(ECOL)(GEOG) 4250/6250. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:International Forest Management
Course
Description:
Study-abroad to examine issues pertaining to the management of forested landscapes in the visited country. Introductory lectures on the natural and cultural history of the visited country will be followed by extended field examination of the country's forest resources and their management.
Athena Title:INTERNL FOREST MGMT
Nontraditional Format:Combination of lectures and field experiences in a foreign country.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(BIOL)(ECOL)(ENTO)(PBIO) 4260/6260-4260L/6260L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Natural History Collections Management
Course
Description:
Theories, policies, and operational procedures in the management of natural history collections, including higher category classification, identification, field collecting, accessioning, preparation, curation, and data management.
Athena Title:NAT HIST COLL MGMT
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4270/6270. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural History for Educators
Course
Description:
Overview of natural history of animals, fungi and plants, including classification, diversity, adaptations, and basic curator skills; emphasis on integration into pre-college science curricula.
Athena Title:NATURAL HIST EDUC
Nontraditional Format:In addition to the lecture hours, students are required to attend at least one day field trip on a Saturday.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1108-1108L or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1108-1108L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(ECOL) 4290/6290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Archaeology
Course
Description:
Students will become informed users of the historical record of human resource use and of environmental change and stasis that is available from archaeological sites with emphasis on biological data from archaeological sites, the dynamic relationships between humans and their environments, and current environmental issues.
Athena Title:ENVIRONMENTAL ARCH
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1108
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Biology of Fishes
Course
Description:
An integrated approach to fish biology from a physiological and ecological viewpoint. Builds on a general background of fish diversity and environmental adaptations while discussing anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavior, and stress. Review of the fundamentals of fish design and physiological adaptation to environment that contributes to their remarkable success.
Athena Title:ENV BIOL FISH
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300L/6300L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Environmental Biology of Fishes Laboratory
Course
Description:
Laboratory exercises will emphasize anatomy, systematics, and taxonomy of Georgia fishes. Students will learn how to identify both live and preserved specimens using meristics and morphometrics according to established dichotomous keys for Southeastern United States fishes.
Athena Title:ENV BIOL FISH LAB
Nontraditional Format:Some graded field trips are required.
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300/6300
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(FISH)(WASR) 4310/6310-4310L/6310L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Freshwater Ecosystems
Course
Description:
Aquatic ecosystems (lakes and streams) and their biota. Linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Athena Title:FRESHWTR ECOSYS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4310/6310-4310L/6310L
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L or FANR 3200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(BIOL)(MARS) 4330/6330-4330L/6330L. 4 hours. 4 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Tropical Marine Invertebrates
Course
Description:
Covers the main invertebrates living in mangroves, seagrasses, or on coral reefs. The course will take place in Key Largo, Florida, and include a trip to the Everglades. Topics include: ecology, physiology, global climate change, evolution, what species made reefs in the past as well as what species will survive the future.
Athena Title:TROP MAR INVERT
Undergraduate Prerequisite:BIOL 1107-1107L and BIOL 1108-1108L and permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:BIOL 1107-1107L and BIOL 1108-1108L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL) 4360/6360. 4 hours.
Course Title:Fish Ecology
Course
Description:
Lectures and discussions will be used to provide an interactive exploration of the ecology of fishes. Topics include: foraging, reproduction, habitat selection, niche, competition, and the mechanisms controlling fish biodiversity. Instruction includes both the status of a topic and appropriate research designs. The latter materials will be relevant to most animal taxa.
Athena Title:FISH ECOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 4360/6360
Prerequisite:(ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or FORS 3020-3020L or FANR 3200) and FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4300/6300
Pre or Corequisite:ECOL 4050/6050-4050L/6050L or FORS(BIOL) 4050/6050-4050/6050L or WILD(BIOL) 4050/6050-4050L/6050L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4500/6500. 4 hours.
Course Title:Evolutionary Ecology
Course
Description:
Explores the fundamental concepts and analytical techniques used in evolutionary ecology. Oriented for the ecology major, this course will provide students with content designed to show how evolutionary concepts may be applied to ecological questions. Theory and applications will be covered, including examples in conservation, phylogenetics, and community ecology.
Athena Title:Evolutionary Ecology
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L or GENE 3000 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO) 4520/6520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Plant-Animal Interactions
Course
Description:
Theoretical and applied issues surrounding the ecology and evolution of plant-animal interactions, ranging from antagonistic to mutualistic relationships.
Athena Title:PLANT-ANIMAL
Prerequisite:[ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L and ECOL 4000/6000] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4540/6540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Behavioral Ecology
Course
Description:
Provides students with a depth of training in core areas of behavioral ecology, with a particular focus on contemporary adaptive models used to understand complex animal behaviors. The course will span multiple topics focusing on how animal behavior is shaped by evolutionary responses to both social and ecological conditions.
Athena Title:BEHAVIORAL ECOL
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or BIOL 1108-1108L
Pre or Corequisite:BIOL(WILD) 3700 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(ECOL)(MARS)(WILD) 4550/6550-4550L/6550L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Sustainable Aquaculture
Course
Description:
An introduction to culture of aquatic species with an emphasis on propagation of imperiled fish and invertebrates. The fundamentals of aquaculture, including types and components of culture systems, ponds, and enclosures as well as the basics of water quality, aquatic animal health, and conservation genetics in reintroduction programs.
Athena Title:Sustainable Aquaculture
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FISH 5400 or FISH 7400
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4560/6560. 4 hours.
Course Title:Science and Art of Conservation
Course
Description:
Multidisciplinary field course examining contemporary challenges in resource conservation, using Ossabaw Island, Georgia as the primary study site. Open to third-year students, fourth-year students and graduate students from all departments. All students are required to conduct two projects, and present their projects and findings to the class at end of session. Lab fee required.
Athena Title:SCI ART CONSERV
Nontraditional Format:Primitive camping conditions, multidisciplinary lectures, and individual projects and reports. Maymester course: Students will spend 8-10 hours daily conducting coastal geomorphology, natural history sessions, field techniques in ecology, environmental design, historic reservation, history, botany, ornithology etc.i.e. several facets of landscape conservation interdisciplinary interactions between these variables. Students get daily lectures in all above, plus guest lectures from Dept. of Natural Resources personnel in Island Management inssues and conservation politics. Students also are responsible for completing two projects each while on the island, one in either Ecology or Natural History and one in Environmental Art. They also read and lead discusssions based upon various books examining contemporary conservation challenges.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4570/6570. 4 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Biodiversity and Land Conservation Policy: Costa Rica and the United States
Course
Description:
Comparision of the land conservation and biodiversity policies of Costa Rica and the United States. Seven of Costa Rica's leading attorneys, policy developers, and economists in the field of biodiversity and land conservation policy will give lectures to students throughout the course.
Athena Title:COMP BIODIV & CONS
Nontraditional Format:An intensive, two-week study abroad course in Costa Rica taught in late July every year. Students will have 3-4 hours of lecture/discussion per day and 3-4 hours of other learning content with professors per day (e.g., guided tours and hikes).
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO) 4580/6580. 2 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of Ecology
Course
Description:
Reading course to review some classic original papers in ecology.
Athena Title:FOUND ECOL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ECOL 4510/6510
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CRSS(HORT)(ECOL) 4590/6590. 3 hours.
Course Title:Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Course
Description:
Soil conditions affecting availability of plant nutrients; methods of determining soil fertility and insufficiency of plant nutrients in soils, and interpretation of chemical and biological measurements as related to fertility maintenance and good soil management.
Athena Title:SOIL FERT PLANT NUT
Prerequisite:CRSS(FANR) 3060-3060L and CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR(CRSS)(ECOL)(ENGR)(GEOG)(GEOL) 4700L/6700L. 3 hours. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Hydrology, Geology, and Soils of Georgia
Course
Description:
This field course focuses on the physical environment of Georgia by examining the diverse geology, soils, and surface and subsurface hydrologic processes within the state. We will travel to all of Georgia's physiographic areas, visiting mines, farms, forests, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and estuaries to explore the influence of human activities on the physical environment.
Athena Title:HYDROLOGY FIELD LAB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS(ENGR)(CRSS)(GEOL)(GEOG)(ECOL) 4170L/6170L
Nontraditional Format:This is a Maymester field course, with lectures and laboratories scheduled during the entire session. Students are expected to travel throughout the state. Class will begin Period 1 on Day 1, and will end on the last day of the session.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(ECOL) 4750/6750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Course
Description:
Patterns and processes in the origin, maintenance, and loss of the high biological diversity in the tropics, emphasizing particular communities and ecosystems, including tropical rainforest, tropical savannas, tropical islands, and coral reefs.
Athena Title:Tropical Ecology and Conserv
Undergraduate Prerequisite:(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L ) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L) or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L)
Graduate Prerequisite:(BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L ) or (BIOL 2108H and BIOL 2108L) or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS(CRSS)(ECOL)(ANTH) 4760. 3 hours.
Course Title:Agroforestry in the Caribbean
Course
Description:
Exploration of the use of trees in subtropical and tropical agriculture systems. Study of design components and agroforestry practices of Caribbean production systems with consideration of social, economic, and environmental variables.
Athena Title:AGROFORESTRY CARIB
Nontraditional Format:Field-based course for Maymester term with the major portion of learning occuring in field activities (experiential learning). Periodic field trips will take students to visit sites that represent the instructional material.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENVM(ECOL)(FANR)(EHSC) 4770H. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Business of Environmental Law (Honors)
Course
Description:
Discussion of economic and political choices regarding environmental quality that involve trade-offs. Environmental laws and regulatory actions that necessitate costly actions will be reviewed. The liability causes of action that create potential costs that affect business performance will also be discussed.
Athena Title:BUS ENV LAW
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AAEC 4050/6050 or AAEC(EHSC) 4250/6250 or AAEC 4930/6930
Prerequisite:Third-year student standing and (POLS 1101 or HIST 2111 or HIST 2112) and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4800/6800-4800L/6800L. 4 hours. 6 hours lecture and 8 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Statistical Thinking in Ecology
Course
Description:
Statistical concepts and principles for both experimental and observational investigation in the ecological sciences. Students will explore the fundamental and advanced issues in ecological/environmental measurement processes that will aid scientific discovery. Students will learn hypothesis driven search skills and weight of evidence portrayals of research findings.
Athena Title:STAT THINK ECOL
Nontraditional Format:This course will be offered as a Maymester at the UGA Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) Conference Center, near Aiken, SC. Class size will be restricted to 15-16 students.
Prerequisite:(STAT 2000 and ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(ECOL) 4810/6810. 3 hours.
Course Title:Natural Resources Law
Course
Description:
Statutory, case law, and regulations concerning resource conservation, allocation, and development. Modern, systems-sensitive regulatory programs affecting natural resources administration analyzed. Examination of the division and nature of the functions of the judicial and executive branches of government.
Athena Title:NAT RES LAW
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FANR 5850/7850 or FORS 5820/7820
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Practicum
Course
Description:
Ecology students work in teams to address pressing environmental concerns identified by community stakeholders. Skills used include problem identification, research and analysis, report and policy drafting, and public presentation.
Athena Title:Environmental Practicum
Nontraditional Format:This practicum requires students to work on group projects with community stakeholder clients. In addition to the three regular lecture hours, students meet within their groups, often with the instructor and the client, for at least one additional hour per week. Because students choose topics and form work groups after the semester begins, the class does not formally list a discussion hour. The timing of this hour will be scheduled by mutual agreement of the students working on a particular topic and the instructor.
Prerequisite:ECOL 3500-3500L or ECOL 3505H-3505L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4930/6930. 3 hours.
Course Title:Agroecology of Tropical America
Course
Description:
Crops and cropping systems in tropical America; influences of geography, climate, and socioeconomic factors, as well as the impact of agriculture, on the ecosystems of the region.
Athena Title:AGROECOLOGY TROP AM
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4940. 2-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in Ecology
Course
Description:
Supervised work experience with public agencies, non-profit environmental organizations, or industry concerning ecological topics.
Athena Title:INTERNSHIP ECOLOGY
Nontraditional Format:Faculty members will arrange work hours with sponsoring agency. Faculty will arrange meetings with student to discuss progress.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4950. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Senior Seminar
Course
Description:
Discussion and critical appraisal of reports of original research and/or surveys of the technical literature in ecology. Students will be responsible for oral presentations on current topics.
Athena Title:SENIOR SEMINAR
Prerequisite:Senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4960. 2-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Research
Course
Description:
Independent research in ecology under direction of individual faculty members.
Athena Title:RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Faculty members will arrange contact hours with individual student.
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4960H. 2-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Research (Honors)
Course
Description:
Independent research in ecology under direction of individual faculty members.
Athena Title:RESEARCH-HONORS
Nontraditional Format:Faculty member will arrange contact hours with individual student.
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing and permission of department and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4990H. 3-4 hours.
Course Title:Senior Thesis (Honors)
Course
Description:
Preparation of a written thesis, based upon research carried out under direction of a faculty supervisor.
Athena Title:SR THESIS-HONORS
Nontraditional Format:Faculty will arrange contact hours with individual student.
Prerequisite:ECOL 4960 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 4990. 3 hours.
Course Title:Senior Thesis
Course
Description:
Preparation of a written thesis, based upon research carried out under direction of a faculty supervisor.
Athena Title:SENIOR THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Faculty will arrange contact hours with individual student.
Prerequisite:ECOL 4960 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 6080. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Principles of Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development I
Course
Description:
Ecological principles applied to conservation of habitats and biodiversity. Influence of human activity on population dynamics, genetics, and community structure.
Athena Title:CONSERV SUST DEV I
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 6130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Planning
Course
Description:
An overview of spatial analysis tools and how they can be utilized in research, planning, and management, by exploring the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and spatial analysis.
Athena Title:GIS ENVIR PLAN
Nontraditional Format:The class format includes both lectures and hands-on lab work using a variety of GIS software.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(FORS)(ANTH) 6140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Principles of Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development II
Course
Description:
Social science dimensions of conservation and sustainable development; social, economic, and political considerations in managing natural resources; policy-level aspects to project implementation.
Athena Title:CONSERV SUS DEV II
Prerequisite:ECOL 6080
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 7000. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 20 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Master's Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 7300. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 54 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Master's Thesis
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 7360. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Teaching Internship in Ecology
Course
Description:
Provides opportunities for senior Ecology graduate students to obtain supervised, documented experience in preparing and delivering lectures and/or leading discussions.
Athena Title:ECOL TEACHING INTRN
Nontraditional Format:The graduate student will prepare and deliver at least two and no more than 10% of the lectures in an undergraduate class. The policy (see below) requires development of written lecture outlines, conferences with the instructor of the class before and after delivery of the class lectures, formal feedback from the instructor, and finally, a self-evaluation by the graduate student.
Prerequisite:GRSC 7770 and WIPP 7001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Topics in Modern Ecology
Course
Description:
Research topics in modern ecology presented by faculty of ecology, with emphasis on research grants and proposal writing.
Athena Title:TOPICS MOD ECOL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8020L. 3 hours. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Research Modeling
Course
Description:
In a supervised computer laboratory environment, students will learn how to conceptualize, formulate, simulate, and analyze models related to their dissertation work or research interests. They will come to understand how structured modeling enforces clear thinking and consistency on all aspects of the systems or problems modeled.
Athena Title:RESEARCH MODELING
Nontraditional Format:In the first one-third to one-half of the course, students will develop a conceptual model pertaining to their dissertation work or planned research. In the remaining weeks they will convert this model to simulation and analysis models and study properties revealed by computer applications. They will make progress reports to the class every three weeks for critique, discussion, and recommended improvements. Final written and oral reports will serve to document accomplishments.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8030. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Cross-disciplinary Ecology
Course
Description:
Students will engage in active discussion and presentation of cutting-edge topics in ecology.
Athena Title:CROSS-DISCIPL ECOL
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8050. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Laboratory Group Meeting
Course
Description:
A weekly meeting of a faculty laboratory group where research progress and current literature are discussed.
Athena Title:LAB GROUP MEETING
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8060. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Ecology Seminar Series
Course
Description:
Participation and review of topics related to seminars delivered by invited guest speakers at departmental seminars. Students are required to attend all department weekly seminars and will prepare an overview and summary of the guest speaker's topic for distribution to the rest of the department.
Athena Title:ECOL SEMINAR SERIES
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8100. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Perspectives in Evolutionary Ecology
Course
Description:
Seminar-style course designed to teach analytical and modeling techniques at the forefront of evolutionary ecological research.
Athena Title:PERS EVOL ECOL
Nontraditional Format:Students doing research projects during this course will meet with the instructor outside of class in addition to the lecture for further supervision and instruction. The research project is intended to be both major and publishable.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(ANTH) 8110. 2 hours.
Course Title:Tropical Ecological and Cultural Systems
Course
Description:
Characteristics of tropical ecosystems, tropical biological communities, and human cultures in the tropics; how they differ from those in the temperate zone, and the implications for conservation and development.
Athena Title:TRPIC ECL CLTRL SYS
Prerequisite:ECOL(FORS)(ANTH) 6140
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO) 8120-8120L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Plant Reproductive Ecology
Course
Description:
Pollination ecology, breeding systems, patterns of gene flow via pollen and seed dispersal, flower arrangement and phenology, and implications of reproductive biology for demography. Group and individual laboratory projects.
Athena Title:PLT REPRO ECOL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(ECOL) 8130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Macroecology Seminar
Course
Description:
Macroecology is a rapidly emerging field focused on understanding ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes on large spatial and temporal scales. Macroecology lies at the interface of ecology, conservation biology, biogeography, phylogeography, and paleobiology. The course format is a combination of lectures and graduate seminar on current literature.
Athena Title:MACROECOLOGY SEM
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104
Pre or Corequisite:ECOL 4000/6000
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(IDIS) 8140L. 4 hours. 1 hours lecture and 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Research Methods in Disease Ecology
Course
Description:
Students will be trained in contemporary techniques in disease ecology and will investigate how resulting data are used in explanatory and predictive models. The course focuses on 1) empirical field and laboratory techniques for characterizing natural host-parasite interactions; 2) integrating data with models; and 3) student research projects.
Athena Title:RES METHOD DIS ECOL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ENTO(ECOL)(PBIO) 8150L. 1 hour. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Wetland Ecology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Techniques for the study of marine and freshwater wetlands. Optional weekend field trips will explore distant wetland sites.
Athena Title:WETLAND ECOLOGY LAB
Prerequisite:ECOL(ENTO)(PBIO) 8150 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENTO(ECOL)(PBIO) 8150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Wetland Ecology
Course
Description:
Principles of ecology, elemental cycling, hydrology, policy and management of marine and freshwater wetlands.
Athena Title:WETLAND ECOLOGY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8170. 4 hours. 1 hours lecture and 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Natural History of the Hymenoptera
Course
Description:
Natural history of the Hymenoptera, including evolution, ecology, and systematics. Identification of taxa of Hymenoptera and methods used in their study.
Athena Title:NAT HIS HYMENOPTERA
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8220. 2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit. 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Stream Ecology
Course
Description:
Current topics and literature from the standpoints of objectives, experimental design, data analyses, results, assessment of results, and significance to general stream ecology.
Athena Title:STREAM ECOLOGY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8230. 2 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Lake Ecology
Course
Description:
Current topics and literature in the ecology of lakes, ponds, reservoirs, and wetlands.
Athena Title:LAKE ECOLOGY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8260. 1 hour.
Course Title:Biogeochemistry Seminar
Course
Description:
The chemistry of Earth's surface. Examination of the chemical linkages between the biosphere, geology, and the atmosphere. We will study the origins of the planet; reactions of the atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, and focus on global chemical cycles, particularly water, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus.
Athena Title:BIOGEOCHEM SEMINAR
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Behavioral Ecology
Course
Description:
Ecological variation, natural selection, and other evolutionary processes; sexual selection and sexual conflict, mating systems, sex allocation, the causes and consequences of sexual behavior, evolution of sex, parental care, cooperation, competition, and punishment.
Athena Title:BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO)(WILD) 8310. 3 hours.
Course Title:Population Ecology
Course
Description:
Advanced ecological theory to biological populations. Mathematical and evolutionary treatment of population growth and regulation, niche theory, foraging theory, predator-prey theory, habitat selection, and competition.
Athena Title:POPULATION ECOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8310
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(ECOL) 8330. 3 hours.
Course Title:Landscape Ecology
Course
Description:
The emerging field of landscape ecology, emphasizing the study of large land areas and the effects of spatial pattern on ecological processes. Fundamental theories, analysis tools, research methods, and their applications to natural resource management at broad spatial scales.
Athena Title:LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8320-8320L or FORS 8330
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FISH(EHSC)(ECOL)(ENTO)(VPHY)(PHRM) 8350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fundamentals of Ecotoxicology
Course
Description:
An introduction to the toxic effects of contaminants on non- human organisms, types of contaminants impacting ecosystems, fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, effects of contaminants at various levels of biological organization ranging from biochemical reactions in the cell to ecosystem function, and ecological risk assessment.
Athena Title:FUND ECOTOX
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FISH(EHSC)(ECOL)(ENTO)(VPHY)(PHRM) 8350 or ENTO(EHSC) 4060/6060
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L and CHEM 2211
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HORT(ECOL)(PBGG) 8390. 3 hours.
Course Title:Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources
Course
Description:
The importance of plant diversity and the ways it is conserved and utilized, including ex situ conservation, molecular tools, and the use of genetic resources in agriculture, conservation, and the pharmaceutical industry.
Athena Title:CONS PLANT GEN RES
Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3000 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(ICON) 8400. 2 hours.
Course Title:Perspectives on Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development
Course
Description:
Ecological issues of conservation and development.
Athena Title:PERSP CONS SUST DEV
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(WILD)(ECOL) 8410. 4 hours.
Course Title:Plant Population and Community Ecology
Course
Description:
The dynamics of single- and multi-species populations and communities, emphasizing unique characteristics of plants. It is intended to complement other population-oriented courses. Topics include: population growth; stage-structure; dispersal; competitive interactions; herbivory; mutualisms; succession; disturbance; biogeography.
Athena Title:Plant Populat Community Ecol
Nontraditional Format:Consists of a mix of lectures, discussions, and field and computational labs.
Prerequisite:Permission of major
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8420. 3 hours.
Course Title:Watershed Conservation
Course
Description:
Environmental problems in freshwater systems over a variety of scales (local to global) from a conservation perspective. Systems examined include streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, groundwater and coastal waters, with a strong focus on effective incorporation of ecological knowledge into resource management efforts.
Athena Title:WATERSHED CONSERV
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8440. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Principles of Agroforestry/Agroecology
Course
Description:
Agricultural intercropping, mixed forestry plantation practices, and sustainable resource use.
Athena Title:AGROFOR AGROECOL
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or ECOL 4010/6010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ENGR(ECOL) 8560. 3 hours.
Course Title:Systems and Engineering Ecology
Course
Description:
A focused study of the mathematical theory of environment, termed Environ Theory, and the analytical methodology emerging from it.
Athena Title:SYSTEMS & ENGR ECOL
Prerequisite:ENGR 6940 or ECOL 8580-8580L or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8580-8580L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Theory of Systems Ecology
Course
Description:
Theory of complex systems applied to ecology and ecosystems. Team projects will be conducted in ecological modeling and systems analysis.
Athena Title:THEORY SYSTEMS ECOL
Nontraditional Format:Team projects will be conducted on an unscheduled basis, requiring open access to laboratory and computer facilities.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:EHSC(ECOL)(FISH)(WASR) 8610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Aquatic Toxicology
Course
Description:
Toxicological effects of aquatic pollution focusing on fate and transport of xenobiotics; xenobiotic accumulation, dynamics, and toxicity in aquatic organisms; the analysis and modeling of the effects of aquatic pollution on organisms; and the determination of related risks to aquatic ecosystems and human populations.
Athena Title:AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY
Prerequisite:FISH(EHSC) 4600/6600
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CRSS(ECOL) 8650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nutrient Cycling Models
Course
Description:
Structure, function, and performance of current nutrient cycling models used to simulate carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur transformations in the soil.
Athena Title:NUTR CYCLING MODELS
Prerequisite:[CSCI 7010 and CRSS(MIBO) 4610/6610-4610L/6610L] or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(CRSS) 8660-8660L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Soil Biology and Ecology
Course
Description:
Organisms in the soil environment, with emphasis on macrobiota and their functional roles in food webs and ecosystem processes.
Athena Title:SOIL BIOL ECOL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ECOL(CRSS) 6650-6650L
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or CRSS 4590/6590-4590L/6590L or CRSS(MIBO) 4610/6610-4610L/6610L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WILD(FISH)(ECOL) 8680. 3 hours.
Course Title:Animal Biodiversity and Conservation
Course
Description:
Topics include formal logic and conservation biology, habitat selection theory, landscapes and biodiversity, island biogeography and biodiversity, environmental variation, biodiversity, and resource use.
Athena Title:ANIM BIODIV CONS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8680
Prerequisite:ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or FORS 3020-3020L or FANR 3200-3200L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AAEC(ECOL) 8700. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis
Course
Description:
Application of the economics toolkit to the analysis of environmental policy and regulations including policy instruments and implementation. Theoretical and empirical models are considered. Concepts are applied mainly to United States environmental policy toward air and water pollution, hazardous substances, and implementation of environmental law.
Athena Title:ADV ENV ECN/POL ANA
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8710. 4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Environmental Law Practicum
Course
Description:
Ecology, law, and other graduate students work together to address pressing environmental concerns identified by community stakeholders. Skills used include problem identification, research and analysis, legislative drafting, and presentations.
Athena Title:ENVT LAW PRACTICUM
Nontraditional Format:This practicum requires students to work on group projects. In addition to the three regular lecture hours, students work group must meet with the instructor and discuss its topic for at least one additional hour per week. Because students choose topics and form work groups after the semester begins, the class does not formally list a discussion hour as ECOL 8710D. (The timing of this hour will be scheduled by mutual agreement of the students working on a particular topic and the instructor.) The requirement of these additional meetings is clearly described in the syllabus.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Law for Scientists
Course
Description:
Common and statutory law (federal, state, and local) principles intended to prevent and remedy pollution.
Athena Title:ENVT LAW SCIENTISTS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Environmental Policy
Course
Description:
Examination of the ways in which environmental controversies and issues at the institutional, federal, state, and local levels develop, or fail to develop, into statute and policy. Governmental and regulatory structures and functions will also be discussed.
Athena Title:ENVIR POLICY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(FORS)(ECOL) 8770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communities and Ecosystems
Course
Description:
Advanced synthesis of physiological, population, community, and ecosystem studies in the major terrestrial plant associations of the world.
Athena Title:Communities and Ecosystems
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(CRSS)(FORS)(ECOL) 8850-8850L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Terrestrial Biogeochemical Cycling
Course
Description:
Plant processes which mediate biogeochemical cycling on land. Includes survey of global element cycling, functions of essential elements, element acquisition, translocation and loss by plants, litter decomposition, and methods of estimating standing stocks of elements in and transfer rates of elements between ecosystem components.
Athena Title:Terrestrial Biogeochem Cycling
Prerequisite:ECOL 3500-3500L or STAT 4210 or STAT 4220
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8910. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 5 hours credit.
Course Title:Perspectives in Computational Ecology
Course
Description:
Discussion-based course focusing on computational concepts and methods in ecology. Emphasizes practical techniques relevant to research.
Athena Title:PERSPEC COMPUT ECOL
Nontraditional Format:Instructor will arrange contact hours with individual student.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8930. 2 hours.
Course Title:Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Course
Description:
Advanced topics in the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. Students will gain a basic understanding of host- pathogen dynamics and causes and consequences of ecological and genetic heterogeneity. Topics to be addressed include: transmission strategies, spatial structure, pathogen emergence, and host-pathogen evolution.
Athena Title:INF DIS ECOL EVOL
Nontraditional Format:Class meetings will include a total of six lectures from the instructors, followed by student-led presentations and discussions of reading material (mainly papers from the primary literature).
Prerequisite:ECOL(PBIO)(WILD) 8310 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 8990. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Problems in Ecology
Course
Description:
Analysis of contemporary themes in ecology.
Athena Title:PROBLEMS IN ECOLOGY
Nontraditional Format:Variable hours established by instructor.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL 9000. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 90 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ECOL 9300. 1-18 hours. Repeatable for maximum 90 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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