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BIOEE 4700 : Herpetology, Lectures
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Kelly Zamudio
Lectures cover various aspects of the biology of amphibians and reptiles, including evolution, zoogeography, ecology, behavior, and physiology.
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BIOEE 4570 : Limnology: Ecology of Lakes, Lectures
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Nelson Hairston
Limnology is the study of fresh waters (and other inland, nonmarine environments). This course focuses on lakes and ponds as aquatic environments with distinct terrestrial boundaries where the interactions between organisms are often strong and adaptations to the aquatic environment easily recognized. Physical (light, temperature, and mixing) and chemical (dissolved elements and compounds) properties of lakes affect organisms in important ways, and lake organisms, likewise, influence the physical and chemical properties of their environment. Lakes are exciting environments for study in their own right and for gaining perspective on ecological and evolutionary processes in general.
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BIOEE 4530 : Speciation: Genetics, Ecology, and Behavior
Crosslisted as: BIONB 4530 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Kerry Shaw
Advanced course in evolutionary biology focusing on the pattern and process of speciation and the nature and origin of behavioral, morphological, physiological, and ecological traits that form the intrinsic barriers to gene exchange. Lecture topics include species concepts and definitions, the history of ideas about speciation, the biological basis of intrinsic barriers to gene exchange, current models for the origin of such barriers, genetic architecture of speciation, rates of speciation. Emphasis is on developing a rigorous conceptual framework for discussing speciation and on detailed analysis of a series of case histories.
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BIOEE 4461 : Plant Behavior and Biotic Interactions, Laboratory
Crosslisted as: BIONB 4461, PLSCI 4461 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Teresa Pawlowska
Robert Raguso
Teresa Pawlowska
Robert Raguso
Laboratory course covering topics presented in BIOEE 4460/BIONB 4460/PLSCI 4460.
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BIOEE 4460 : Plant Behavior and Biotic Interactions, Lecture
Crosslisted as: BIONB 4460, PLSCI 4460 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Teresa Pawlowska
Robert Raguso
How do plants respond to antagonists, such as herbivores and pathogens? What are the checks and balances that keep mutualist organisms in their tight interactions? How are symbioses organized on molecular, metabolic and ecological levels? What are the molecular, plant hormonal, and metabolic mechanisms mediating plant biotic interactions with other organisms? What ecological and evolutionary consequences do these interactions have for the fitness of the plants and their interactors? This course provides an overview of plants' myriad interactions with antagonists and mutualists, from microbes to multicellular organisms, and explains the underlying ecological and evolutionary concepts. It gives an introduction to the study of induced plant responses in the light of a behavioral biology framework.            
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BIOEE 3780 : Computerized Tomography of Vertebrates
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Casey Dillman
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 3690 : Chemical Ecology
Crosslisted as: BIONB 3690, ENTOM 3690 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Anurag Agrawal
Robert Raguso
Jennifer Thaler
Why are chilies so spicy? This course examines the chemical basis of interactions between species and is intended for students with a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology. Focuses on the ecology and chemistry of plants, animals, and microbes. Stresses chemical signals used in diverse ecosystems, using Darwinian natural selection as a framework. Topics include plant defenses, microbial warfare, communication in marine organisms, and human pheromones.
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BIOEE 3620 : Dynamic Models in Biology
Crosslisted as: MATH 3620 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Stephen Ellner
Elizabeth Wesson
Stephen Ellner
Elizabeth Wesson
Introductory survey of the development, computer implementation, and applications of dynamic models in biology and ecology. Case-study format covering a broad range of current application areas such as regulatory networks, neurobiology, cardiology, infectious disease management, and conservation of endangered species. Students also learn how to construct and study biological systems models on the computer using a scripting and graphics environment.
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BIOEE 3510 : Conservation Oceanography
Crosslisted as: EAS 3510 Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Charles Greene
C. Harvell
Focuses on field methods used to study marine organisms and ecosystems in efforts to sustain them in the face of many environmental challenges. Introduces students to modern techniques of marine-ecosystems research, including bioacoustics, ecological survey methods, and experimental marine ecology. This course is field and laboratory intensive with students engaged in hands-on, active learning that takes advantage of local resources.
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BIOEE 2740 : The Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, and Evolution
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Willy Bemis
Betty McGuire
Willy Bemis
Betty McGuire
Willy Bemis
Betty McGuire
Willy Bemis
Betty McGuire
Introductory course in vertebrate organismal biology that explores the anatomy and function of vertebrates with an emphasis on trends in vertebrate evolution. Lectures cover topics such as the origin, anatomy, physiology, and evolution of various vertebrate groups, with a focus on organ systems (such as the nervous, circulatory, and respiratory systems), life history, locomotion, behavior, and conservation.  This course prepares students for advanced courses on the biology of fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals; pre-vet and pre-med students benefit from its comparative anatomical approach to understanding the organization of the vertebrate body.
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