Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (BIOEE)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

BIOEE 1150

This course has two main objectives: (i) to illustrate the diverse uses of natural history collections for research, teaching and conservation, and (ii) to introduce students to the fine art of avian specimen ... view course details

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  • 18504BIOEE 1150  LAB 401

    • F
    • Rohwer, V

  • Enrollment limited to 8 students. Transportation to the Lab of Ornithology is necessary (there is a shuttle that runs about 4 times a day from campus to the Lab of Ornithology).

BIOEE 1540

This class relies more on intuitive reasoning rather than complicated mathematical formulas to convey basic concepts about how the ocean works. For this reason, the class is very accessible to non-science ... view course details

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    Combined with: BIOEE 1560EAS 1540EAS 1560

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOEE 1560

This class relies more on intuitive reasoning rather than complicated mathematical formulas to convey basic concepts about how the ocean works. For this reason, the class is very accessible to non-science ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BIOEE 1540EAS 1540EAS 1560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOEE 1610

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 ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1167BIOEE 1610  LEC 001

  • Biological sciences majors are required to take this course for a letter grade. 4-credit option involves writing component and a discussion section that meets twice per week.

BIOEE 1640

The First-Year Writing Seminar provides the opportunity to write extensively about issues related to ecology and environmental biology. Topics vary by section. view course details

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    FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

BIOEE 1780

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, ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1177BIOEE 1780  LEC 001

  • Biological sciences majors are required to take this course for a letter grade. Students interested in the 5-credit option must complete the application first day of class. 5 credit option involves writing component and a discussion section that meets twice per week; limited to 15 students in each section of the 5-credit option. Priority for enrollment given to freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students.

BIOEE 2070

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, ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 2871

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1247BIOEE 2070  LEC 001

  • Intended for students with no background in college biology. May not be taken for credit after BIOEE 1780. Does not meet evolutionary biology requirement for biological sciences major.

BIOEE 2525

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 ... view course details

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    Seven Week - Second. 

  • 2 Credits Multi-Term

  • 15615BIOEE 2525  LEC 001

    • MWCorson-Mudd A409
    • Oct 10 - Dec 2, 2016
    • Campagna, L

      Lovette, I

  • Students must enroll in both BIOEE 2525 and BIOEE 2526 to receive a final grade. Students will receive a placeholder grade (R) in the fall and upon completion of BIOEE 2526, the R grade will be replaced with a grade. Permission of instructor required. 2-week field trip to Patagonia in January.

BIOEE 2670

Broad exploration of biological concepts and practices related to conserving the earth's biodiversity; integrates ecological, evolutionary, behavioral, and genetic principles important for understanding ... view course details

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    Combined with: BIOEE 2670NTRES 2670

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOEE 2670NTRES 2670

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4694BIOEE 2670  LEC 002

  • Three credits includes disc sec, two Sat a.m. field trips, and two essays. Intended for both science and nonscience majors. May not be taken for credit after NTRES 4100. Completion of NTRES 2670 not required for NTRES 4100.

BIOEE 3610

This course provides an in depth examination of major ecological fields, including ecophysiology, population and community ecology, ecosystem biology, and ecological modeling. Covers interactions between ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4119BIOEE 3610  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: One semester of calculus and BIOEE 1610 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Biological sciences majors in the EEB concentration must take course for a letter grade.

BIOEE 3611

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 ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4328BIOEE 3611  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Agrawal, A

  • Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOEE 1610. Limited to 22 students. One weekend field trip.

BIOEE 3780

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 ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Graded

BIOEE 4550

The ecology of insects and their role in natural and agricultural systems. Emphasis is on basic principles in population and community ecology and plant-insect interactions with readings from the current ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: ENTOM 4550

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOEE 4570

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 ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16224BIOEE 4570  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIOEE 1610 or written permission of instructor. Recommended: introductory chemistry.

BIOEE 4571

Laboratories and field trips devoted to studies of the biological, chemical, and physical properties of lakes and other freshwater environments. Exercises focus on understanding the freshwater environment, ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16226BIOEE 4571  LAB 402

  • Letter grades only; S-U grades by permission of instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIOEE 4570. Fee for food on field trip: $20. One weekend field trip. Optional vertebrate dissection (fish) during one laboratory exercise and during a portion of the weekend field trip.

BIOEE 4620

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 ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: EAS 4620EAS 5620

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16217BIOEE 4620  LEC 001

  • Letter grades, S/U grades with permission of instructor. Limited to 50 students.

BIOEE 4690

Multidisciplinary course dealing with the social and environmental impact of food production in the United States and developing countries. Agroecosystems of various kinds are analyzed from biological, ... view course details

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    Combined with: BSOC 4691STS 4691

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16230BIOEE 4690  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: introductory ecology course or permission of instructor. Limited to 20 students.

BIOEE 4760

Introduction to the systematic study of fossil and living fishes: their anatomy, physiology and functional morphology, behavior, ecology, diversity, evolution, classification, and identification. Emphasizes ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16235BIOEE 4760  LEC 001

  • Letter grades, S-U by permission only. BIOEE 2740 or BIOSM 2740 recommended or equivalent experience in vertebrate zoology and concurrent enrollment in BIOEE 4761. Enrollment limited to 24 students.

BIOEE 4761

Laboratory course covering topics presented in BIOEE 4760, Biology of Fishes, Lectures. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 16501BIOEE 4761  LAB 401

  • Prerequisite or co-requisite: BIOEE 4760. Small lab fee may be required. Enrollment limited to 24. Letter grades only, S-U grades with permission of instructor. Two field trips, including one full-day weekend trip required. Live animals are studied in the field are sometimes used in the laboratory for nondestructive demonstrations or experiments. The systematics and dissection labs use preserved specimens.

BIOEE 4980

Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and assisting in biology courses. This experience may include supervised participation in a ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3713BIOEE 4980  IND 601

  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Arts students may not count this course toward graduation but may, upon petition (one time only) to their class dean, carry fewer than 12 other credits and remain in good standing. This would affect Dean's List eligibility but not eligibility for graduating with distinction. Students from all Colleges must submit a CALS Special Studies Form (Available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study). Do not sign into section 601. You will be put in the course after submitting form online.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5123BIOEE 4980  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Harvell, C

BIOEE 6900

Graduate-level discussion of the ecology, epidemiology, genetics, and evolution of infectious disease in animal and plant systems. Weekly discussion of research papers published in the primary scientific ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENTOM 6900

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

BIOEE 7600

Independent or group-intensive study of special topics of current interest. Content varies each semester. view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Independent Study in E&EB

  •  1484BIOEE 7600  SEM 101

  • May be repeated for credit.

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Doctoral Dis Imprv Grants

  • 18291BIOEE 7600  SEM 102

    • TBA
    • Geber, M

      Zamudio, K

BIOEE 7640

Group intensive study of current research in plant-insect interactions. Topics vary from semester to semester but include chemical defense, coevolution, insect community structure, population regulation, ... view course details

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    Combined with: BIONB 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1439BIOEE 7640  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

  • Permission of instructor is required for undergraduates. May be repeated for credit.

BIOEE 7670

Critical evaluation and discussion of theory and research in ecology and evolutionary biology. Lectures by faculty and student-led discussions of topics in areas of current importance. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  1251BIOEE 7670  LEC 001

  • Permission of instructor is required for undergraduate students.

BIOEE 7800

Group intensive study of current research in ornithology built around a research seminar series covering a wide variety of projects and topics in ornithology and related disciplines, including avian ecology, ... view course details

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    Combined with: NTRES 7800

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  4325BIOEE 7800  SEM 101

    • T
    • Lovette, I

  • Permission of instructor required for undergraduate students. May be repeated for credit.

BIOEE 8990

Thesis research conducted by an M.S. student in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology with advice and consultation of a major professor who is a member of the field. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3840BIOEE 8990  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Dhondt, A

  • Enrollment limited to: students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty member's section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3841BIOEE 8990  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Lovette, I

  • Enrollment limited to: students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty member's section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3842BIOEE 8990  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Howarth, R

  • Enrollment limited to: students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty member's section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4238BIOEE 8990  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Winkler, D

  • Enrollment limited to: students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty member's section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4408BIOEE 8990  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Bemis, W

  • Enrollment limited to: students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty member's section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4533BIOEE 8990  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Power, A

  • Enrollment limited to: students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty member's section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4913BIOEE 8990  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Hairston, N

  • Enrollment limited to: students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty member's section.

BIOEE 9990

Dissertation research conducted by a Ph.D. student in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology with advice and consultation of a major professor who is a member of the field. view course details

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3843BIOEE 9990  RSC 702

    • TBA
    • Agrawal, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3844BIOEE 9990  RSC 703

    • TBA
    • Clark, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3845BIOEE 9990  RSC 704

    • TBA
    • Dhondt, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3846BIOEE 9990  RSC 705

    • TBA
    • Ellner, S

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3847BIOEE 9990  RSC 706

    • TBA
    • Fitzpatrick, J

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3848BIOEE 9990  RSC 707

    • TBA
    • Flecker, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3849BIOEE 9990  RSC 708

    • TBA
    • Geber, M

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3850BIOEE 9990  RSC 709

    • TBA
    • Goodale, C

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3851BIOEE 9990  RSC 710

    • TBA
    • Greene, C

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3852BIOEE 9990  RSC 711

    • TBA
    • Hairston, N

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3854BIOEE 9990  RSC 713

    • TBA
    • Harvell, C

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3855BIOEE 9990  RSC 714

    • TBA
    • Howarth, R

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3856BIOEE 9990  RSC 715

    • TBA
    • Kessler, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3857BIOEE 9990  RSC 716

    • TBA
    • Lovette, I

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3858BIOEE 9990  RSC 717

    • TBA
    • McCune, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3859BIOEE 9990  RSC 718

    • TBA
    • Power, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3860BIOEE 9990  RSC 719

    • TBA
    • Sparks, J

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3861BIOEE 9990  RSC 720

    • TBA
    • Thaler, J

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3862BIOEE 9990  RSC 721

    • TBA
    • Winkler, D

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3863BIOEE 9990  RSC 722

    • TBA
    • Zamudio, K

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3864BIOEE 9990  RSC 723

    • TBA
    • Fitzpatrick, J

      Flecker, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3865BIOEE 9990  RSC 724

    • TBA
    • Clark, A

      Fitzpatrick, J

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3866BIOEE 9990  RSC 725

    • TBA
    • Flecker, A

      Hairston, N

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3867BIOEE 9990  RSC 726

    • TBA
    • Searle, J

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  3989BIOEE 9990  RSC 727

    • TBA
    • Bemis, W

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4202BIOEE 9990  RSC 729

    • TBA
    • Drinkwater, L

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4203BIOEE 9990  RSC 730

    • TBA
    • Fahey, T

      Goodale, C

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4204BIOEE 9990  RSC 731

    • TBA
    • Dhondt, A

      Fitzpatrick, J

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4406BIOEE 9990  RSC 732

    • TBA
    • Drinkwater, L

      Power, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  4418BIOEE 9990  RSC 733

    • TBA
    • Reed, R

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  5091BIOEE 9990  RSC 735

    • TBA
    • Dhondt, A

      Stanhope, M

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 16293BIOEE 9990  RSC 736

    • TBA
    • Searle, J

      Sparks, J

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 16294BIOEE 9990  RSC 737

    • TBA
    • Fahey, T

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Sign into your faculty section.

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  • 1-15 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 18586BIOEE 9990  RSC 738

    • TBA
    • Ellner, S

      Flecker, A

  • Enrollment limited to: Ph.D. students in the field of ecology and evolutionary biology. Enroll in advisor's section.