Research projects include the landscape ecology and population genetics of rodents associated with plague and Bartonella; the diversity, evolution and biogeography of microbes, the molecular systematics and evolution of sharks and rays; the historical biogeography of neotropical fishes; conservation genetics of endangered trout and desert fishes; rates of molecular evolution; and evolution of multigene familie.
EBIO 1010 - Introduction to Quantitative Thinking for Biologists
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Focuses on the collection, visualization and analysis of data that are relevant for advancing critical thinking, student-directed learning, and the development of quantitative analysis skills, with an emphasis on using R and examples from ecology and evolutionary biology.
EBIO 1100 - Biology and Society
Lect. Studies the dynamic relationships between the biological sciences and society. Areas of inquiry include interconnections between ecological and evolutionary theory and concepts and emergent questions being raised on a societal level. Students will explore topics such as human populations and sexual reproduction; biological factors affecting sociability and social patterns; environmental change with a focus on global biodiversity and the services to people; natural resource management; and public health. Recommended for majors and non-majors.
EBIO 3080 - Evolutionary Biology
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Lect. and lab. Emphasizes the fundamental evolutionary concepts that provide explanations for the diversification of life on Earth. Specific topics include the evidence for evolution, adaptation by natural selection, speciation, systematics, molecular and genome evolution, and macroevolutionary patterns and processes. Recitations allow students to explore specific topics in more depth and smaller groups. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 (minimum grade C-). Degree credit not granted for this course and EBIO 3680.