Currently Available 290s - Spring 2019

  • ECL 290 – Animal Migration
    • Instructors: Josh Hull & Autumn Iverson
    • CRN - 69548
    • Meeting Place/Time: TBD
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    • Description: 
    • This seminar will cover aspects of animal migration, following the 2014 book by Hugh Dingle, “Migration: The biology of life on the move” and selected readings. Migration, or directional movement between spatially distinct resources, has important impacts on both understanding animal life histories and larger-scale ecosystem dynamics. Our goal will be to define migration in the context of other movement behaviors and discuss the ecological effects of migration in various systems. Examples are drawn from across the spectrum of animals and habitats including birds, insects, reptiles, fish and mammals in terrestrial, marine and aquatic environments. Students will be required to lead at least one class-length discussion.

  • ECL/PBG 290: The Science of the Monarch Butterfly
    • Instructors: Art Shapiro
    • CRN - 69526
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    • Meeting Place/Time: Tuesdays from 8:10pm - 10:00pm in 2342 Storer Hall
    • Description: Many of you know we had a "Monarch summit" on campus recently to discuss the seemingly dire condition of the West Coast Monarch butterfly population. This seminar will take a broad view of what we do and don't know about Monarch biology, ecology, behavior, and genetics. It can be taken for seminar credit in Pop Bio, Ecology, or Geography as it is X-listed. (The evening time slot is FIXED. Do not ask me to change it.) 

Courses Required for all Students

  • ECL 200AN— Principles and Applications of Ecology
  • ECL 200BN— Principles and Applications of Ecology 
  • ECL 296— Topics in Ecology and Evolution (must be taken 3 quarters)
  • EVE 100— Introduction to Evolution

One field course such as:

  • ECL/ENT 225— Terrestrial Field Ecology   
  • ENT 109— Field Taxonomy and Ecology     
  • ESP 123— Intro Field & Lab Meth in Ecology       
  • ESP 124— Marine & Coastal Field Ecology                                               
  • WFC 101L— Field Research in Wildlife Ecology
  • WFC 102 — Field Studies in Fish Biology
  • Other (appeal may be submitted with Guidance Committee Form)

Ecology 290 Seminars (3 required for PhD students, 1 for MS students)

AoE Core Courses

  • Agricultural Ecology
    • ECL216 — Ecology and Agriculture
  • Conservation Ecology
    • ECL 208 — Conservation Biology
  • Ecological Genomics & Genetics (one of the following)
    • ECL 242 — Ecological Genetics 
    • ECL 243 — Ecological Genomics 
  • Ecosystems & Landscape Ecology (one of the following)
    • ECL 219 — Ecosystem Biogeochemistry  
    • PLS 163 — Ecosystems & Landscape Ecology
  • Ecotoxicology & Physiological Ecology (one of the following)
    • WFC 230 — Physiological Ecology
    • ETX 240 — Ecotoxicology 
  • Environmental Policy & Human Ecology (one of the following)
    • ECL 290 — EPHE Seminar
    • ECL 298 — EPHE Core Course
    • ESP 278 — Research Design (with new section on ethnographic methods); this counts as the ecology field course if you have not fulfilled that requirement beforehand.
  • Integrative Ecology
    • Since Integrative Ecology is so highly individualized, the student and guidance committee must work together to choose a curriculum. A course will be selected from ECL graduate courses, or with the approval of the AOE Advisor, a non-GGE, ecology relevant graduate courses.
  • Marine Ecology 
    • ECL 214 — Marine Ecology: Concepts & Practice
  • Restoration Ecology (one of the following)
    • ENH 160 — Restoration Ecology (to be taken if you have no previous restoration course experience)
    • ECL 290 — Restoration Ecology Seminar