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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
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:
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 3611 : Field Ecology
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Katherine Sirianni
Katherine 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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BIOEE 3610 : Advanced Ecology
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
David Winkler
David Winkler
David Winkler
This course provides an in depth survey of ecology emphasizing conceptual foundations and the integration of experimental and quantitative approaches, including population and community ecology, ecosystem biology, and ecological modeling. Current and classical ecological research is used to introduce major concepts and methods, derive major ecological principles, and critically discuss their applicability on multiple organizational levels, on multiple scales, and in a variety of ecosystems. Weekly discussion/lab sections focus on measurement techniques and computation (modeling, simulation and data analysis using the R language).
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BIOEE 2640 : Tropical Field Ornithology
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Andre Dhondt
Provides students with the opportunity to study birds intensively in a neotropical environment. Students learn observational and field techniques, formulate and participate in group research projects.
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BIOEE 2525 : Ecology and Conservation of Wildlife in the Neotropics
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Leonardo Campagna
Irby Lovette
This on-campus and international field course combination provides participating students with a broad introduction to the research process in field ecology, with literature and hands-on examples drawn from the fauna and flora of coastal Patagonia (Argentina), an area that provides us with unprecedented access to both marine and terrestrial wildlife as well as exposure to conservation challenges and success stories. The course begins in the latter part of the Fall semester when it meets twice weekly for seven weeks, largely to discuss relevant papers from the scientific literature with an emphasis on best practices in designing field studies to address questions in Neotropical ecology, behavioral ecology, conservation, and evolutionary biology.
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BIOEE 2070 : Evolution
Crosslisted as: STS 2871 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Nicholas Fletcher
Nicholas Fletcher
Evolution is the central concept in biology. This course examines evolution as a science and places it in an historical context. Lectures focus on descent with modification, the nature of natural selection, the history of the earth, the information content of the fossil record, and processes responsible for diversification (speciation and extinction). The science of evolutionary biology is presented in the context of a broader history of ideas in science. The course also explores the importance of evolutionary thinking in the 21st century, including discussion of antibiotic and pesticide resistance, personalized genomics, climate change, and the conflict between creationists and evolutionists.
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BIOEE 1780 : An Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Diversity
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
Maren Vitousek
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: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
Anurag Agrawal
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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