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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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BIOEE 2642 : Analysis and Interpretation of Bird Observations
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Andre Dhondt
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BIOEE 2527 : Neotropical Wildlife Biology
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Leonardo Campagna
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BIOEE 1780 : An Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Diversity
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Chelsea Specht
Considers explanations for pattern of diversity and the apparent good fit of organisms to the environment. Topics include the diversity of life, the genetics and developmental basis of evolutionary change, processes at the population level, evolution by natural selection, modes of speciation, long-term trends in evolution, origin of humans.
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BIOEE 1610 : Introductory Biology: Ecology and the Environment
Semester offered: Spring 2019 Instructor:
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
Robert Howarth
This course provides an introduction to ecology, covering interactions between organisms and the environment at scales of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Ecological principles are used to explore the theory and applications of major issues facing humanity in the 21st century, including population dynamics, disease ecology, biodiversity and invasive species, global change, and other topics of environmental sustainability.
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