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BIOEE 7640 : Plant-Insect Interactions Seminar
Crosslisted as: BIONB 7640, ENTOM 7640 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Anurag Agrawal
Katja Poveda
Robert Raguso
Jennifer Thaler
Group intensive study of current research in plant-insect interactions. Topics vary from semester to semester but include chemical defense, coevolution, insect community structure, population regulation, biocontrol, tritrophic interactions, and mutualism.
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BIOEE 7600 : Special Topics in Evolution and Ecology
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Independent or group-intensive study of special topics of current interest. Content varies each semester.
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BIOEE 6900 : Seminar in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Crosslisted as: ENTOM 6900 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Ann Hajek
C. Harvell
Graduate-level discussion of the ecology, epidemiology, genetics, and evolution of infectious disease in animal and plant systems. Weekly discussion of research papers published in the primary scientific literature. Participation in discussion and presentation of at least one paper required for course credit.
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BIOEE 4980 : Teaching Experience
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Nicholas Fletcher
C. Harvell
Vanya Rohwer
Alexander Flecker
Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and assisting in biology courses. This experience may include supervised participation in a discussion group, assisting in a biology laboratory, assisting in field biology, or tutoring.
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BIOEE 4761 : Biology of Fishes, Laboratory
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Willy Bemis
Laboratory course covering topics presented in BIOEE 4760, Biology of Fishes, Lectures.
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BIOEE 4760 : Biology of Fishes, Lectures
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Willy Bemis
Introduction to the systematic study of fossil and living fishes: their anatomy, physiology and functional morphology, behavior, ecology, diversity, evolution, classification, and identification. Emphasizes marine fishes from different habitats (temperate, tropical coral reef, intertidal, and deep sea), local freshwater species, and interesting freshwater fishes from around the world, especially South America, Africa and Australia.
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BIOEE 4620 : Marine Ecosystem Sustainability
Crosslisted as: EAS 4620, EAS 5620 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Charles Greene
C. Harvell
Lectures and discussion focus on current research in marine ecosystems with an emphasis on processes unique to marine systems and current issues of ocean sustainability. A synthetic treatment of multiple levels of organization in the ocean including organismal, population, community, and ecosystems. Examples are drawn from all types of marine habitats, including polar seas, temperate coastal waters, and tropical coral reefs. Each 75-minute class will have 50 minutes of lecture and 25 minutes of discussion.
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BIOEE 4550 : Insect Ecology
Crosslisted as: ENTOM 4550 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Jennifer Thaler
You will learn to think like an ecologist by studying the fundamental principles of insect ecology and the types of questions ecologists ask, seeing how ecology can be used to understand and solve environmental problems, and putting this knowledge into action during group activities in the lab and field.
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BIOEE 3780 : Computerized Tomography of Vertebrates
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Willy Bemis
Casey Dillman
David Winkler
This course is an introduction to CT visualization for its applications in comparative biology of the vertebrates. Students will learn and practice the exploration of vertebrate anatomy with OSIRIX 3-D visualization software or its future replacement; work on student-designed projects and/or a large survey of the vertebrates based on CT scans from specimens in the Cornell museum as well as the Smithsonian and other museums around the world.            
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BIOEE 3611 : Field Ecology
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Katie Sirianni
Exercises designed to give students direct experience with field research to address ecological hypotheses, with emphasis on developing observational skills and basic methods in population and community ecology. Topics include methods in plant succession, niche relationships, influence of herbivores and competitors on plant communities, aquatic food web analysis, use of scientific collections, and presenting research results in written and oral form. We will visit a diversity of habitats and natural areas in Central New York.  Students will conduct an independent research project and present their findings.
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