Evolution & Ecology

(College of Biological Sciences)

John Stachowicz, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2320 Storer Hall; 530-752-1272; http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/facultyresearch.html

The department of Evolution & Ecology offers the major and minor in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity.

(College of Biological Sciences)

John Stachowicz, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2320 Storer Hall; 530-752-1272; http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/facultyresearch.html

The Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity Major Program

The major in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity offers the student a broad background in the theoretical and empirical basis of our understanding of the diversity and distribution of living organisms.

The Program. The program of study for the major begins with a core of introductory courses in mathematics, physical sciences, and biology. These are followed by survey courses in biodiversity, evolution and ecology and various more specialized courses that focus the student on particular disciplines or organisms, with an emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking. Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity majors may earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The requirements for the B.S. degree program include more science courses, such as biochemistry, whereas those for the A.B. degree program allow room for more electives within the humanities and social sciences. The A.B. degree is especially appropriate for those students who wish to combine arts or languages with evolution and ecology for career preparation in such areas as scientific writing, translating or illustration.

Major Advisor. Students transferring to UC Davis from another institution and majoring in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity must consult an advisor immediately upon matriculation so that their transfer credits can be applied to the major requirements. All new students in the major should contact the Biology Academic Success Center for advisor assignment. Substitutions of courses not on the above list for major requirements are arranged through the advisor.

Advising Center for the major is located at the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC); 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/.

Career Alternatives. A degree in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity prepares the student for career opportunities in research, teaching, health professions, veterinary medicine, agriculture, environmental management, and industry. Many students gain some research experience while at UC Davis and choose to continue their training at the graduate level. This track offers careers in academics, government, environmental organizations, or business.

Teaching Credential Subject Representative. Students planning for a teaching career should consult the School of Education in regards to preparation for certification; see the Teaching Credential/M.A. Program.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 41-45
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 003A
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Determining Structure and Predicting Properties (Active)
5
CHE 003B
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Predicting and Characterizing Chemical Change (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017C
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
or
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
PHY 001A
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
PHY 001B
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 36
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
Choose one:
3-4
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
GEL 107
Earth History: Paleobiology (Active)
3
ANT 151
Primate Evolution (Active)
4
Choose one:
4
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
WFC 151
Wildlife Ecology (Active)
4
Choose additional upper division restricted electives in biological science relevant to the student's interest. Chosen in consultation with the advisor to achieve a total of 36 or more units.
24-25
Include at least one course from each of the areas of study below.
 
Areas of Study:
 
(1) Biodiversity:
 
EVE 105
Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure (Active)
4
EVE 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
EVE 112
Biology of Invertebrates (Active)
3
EVE 114
Experimental Invertebrate Biology (Active)
3
EVE 140
Paleobotany (Active)
4
MIC 105
Microbial Diversity (Active)
3
NEM 110
Introduction to Nematology (Active)
2
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
PLS 147
California Plant Communities (Active)
3
WFC 110
Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 134
Herpetology (Active)
3
(2) Advanced Evolution and Ecology:
 
EVE 102
Population and Quantitative Genetics (Active)
4
EVE 103
Phylogeny, Speciation and Macroevolution (Active)
4
EVE 104
Community Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 106
Mechanical Design in Organisms (Active)
3
EVE 107
Animal Communication (Active)
4
EVE 110
Running, Swimming and Flying (Active)
3
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
EVE 120
Global Change Ecology (Active)
3
EVE 131
Human Genetic Variation and Evolution (Active)
3
EVE 138
Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (Active)
5
EVE 141
Principles of Systematics (Active)
3
EVE 147
Biogeography (Active)
4
EVE 149
Evolution of Ecological Systems (Active)
4
EVE 150
Evolution of Animal Development (Active)
3
EVE 161
Microbial Phylogenomics - Genomic Perspectives on the Diversity and Diversification of Microbes (Active)
3
EVE 175
Computational Genetics (Active)
3
EVE 180A
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
and
EVE 180B
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
EVE 181
Ecology and Evolution of Animal-Plant Interactions (Active)
4
Note: A maximum of four units of variable-unit courses (numbered 192, 198, 199) may be applied to upper division elective unit requirements. Courses numbered 197T are not applicable to the upper division elective unit requirement.
 
Total: 77-81

(College of Biological Sciences)

John Stachowicz, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2320 Storer Hall; 530-752-1272; http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/facultyresearch.html

The Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity Major Program

The major in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity offers the student a broad background in the theoretical and empirical basis of our understanding of the diversity and distribution of living organisms.

The Program. The program of study for the major begins with a core of introductory courses in mathematics, physical sciences, and biology. These are followed by survey courses in biodiversity, evolution and ecology and various more specialized courses that focus the student on particular disciplines or organisms, with an emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking. Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity majors may earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The requirements for the B.S. degree program include more science courses, such as biochemistry, whereas those for the A.B. degree program allow room for more electives within the humanities and social sciences. The A.B. degree is especially appropriate for those students who wish to combine arts or languages with evolution and ecology for career preparation in such areas as scientific writing, translating or illustration.

Major Advisor. Students transferring to UC Davis from another institution and majoring in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity must consult an advisor immediately upon matriculation so that their transfer credits can be applied to the major requirements. All new students in the major should contact the Biology Academic Success Center for advisor assignment. Substitutions of courses not on the above list for major requirements are arranged through the advisor.

Advising Center for the major is located at the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC); 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/.

Career Alternatives. A degree in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity prepares the student for career opportunities in research, teaching, health professions, veterinary medicine, agriculture, environmental management, and industry. Many students gain some research experience while at UC Davis and choose to continue their training at the graduate level. This track offers careers in academics, government, environmental organizations, or business.

Teaching Credential Subject Representative. Students planning for a teaching career should consult the School of Education in regards to preparation for certification; see the Teaching Credential/M.A. Program.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 56-66
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
or
CHE 003A
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Determining Structure and Predicting Properties (Active)
5
CHE 003B
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Predicting and Characterizing Chemical Change (Active)
5
CHE 003C
Chemistry for Life Sciences: Controlling Processes and Synthetic Pathways (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
or
CHE 118A
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118B
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118C
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
MAT 017A
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017B
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
MAT 017C
Calculus for Biology and Medicine (Active)
4
or
MAT 021A
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021B
Calculus (Active)
4
MAT 021C
Calculus (Active)
4
PHY 007A
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007B
General Physics (Active)
4
PHY 007C
General Physics (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 49
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
BIS 105
Biomolecules and Metabolism (Active)
3
or
BIS 102
Structure and Function of Biomolecules (Active)
3
BIS 103
Bioenergetics and Metabolism (Active)
3
BIS 104
Cell Biology (Active)
3
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
STA 100
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (Active)
4
or
STA 130A
Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course (Active)
4
STA 130B
Mathematical Statistics: Brief Course (Active)
4
Choose additional upper division restricted electives in biological science relevant to the student's interest chosen in consultation with the advisor to achieve a total of 49 or more units, at least one of the courses taken to fulfill these requirements must include a 6 hour per week laboratory or field component or two courses with a 3 hour per week laboratory or field component.
20-27
Include at least one course from the Biodiversity area of study and two courses from the Advanced Evolution and Ecology areas of study below.
 
Areas of Study:
 
(1) Biodiversity:
 
EVE 105
Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure (Active)
4
EVE 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
EVE 112
Biology of Invertebrates (Active)
3
EVE 114
Experimental Invertebrate Biology (Active)
3
EVE 140
Paleobotany (Active)
4
MIC 105
Microbial Diversity (Active)
3
NEM 110
Introduction to Nematology (Active)
2
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
PLS 147
California Plant Communities (Active)
3
WFC 110
Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 134
Herpetology (Active)
3
(2) Advanced Evolution and Ecology:
 
EVE 102
Population and Quantitative Genetics (Active)
4
EVE 103
Phylogeny, Speciation and Macroevolution (Active)
4
EVE 104
Community Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 106
Mechanical Design in Organisms (Active)
3
EVE 107
Animal Communication (Active)
4
EVE 110
Running, Swimming and Flying (Active)
3
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
EVE 120
Global Change Ecology (Active)
3
EVE 131
Human Genetic Variation and Evolution (Active)
3
EVE 138
Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (Active)
5
EVE 141
Principles of Systematics (Active)
3
EVE 147
Biogeography (Active)
4
EVE 149
Evolution of Ecological Systems (Active)
4
EVE 150
Evolution of Animal Development (Active)
3
EVE 161
Microbial Phylogenomics - Genomic Perspectives on the Diversity and Diversification of Microbes (Active)
3
EVE 175
Computational Genetics (Active)
3
EVE 180A
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
and
EVE 180B
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
EVE 181
Ecology and Evolution of Animal-Plant Interactions (Active)
4
Note: A maximum of 4 units of variable-unit courses (numbered 192, 198, 199) may be applied to upper division elective unit requirements, but not to the upper division laboratory requirement. Courses numbered 197T are not applicable to the upper division elective unit requirement.
 
Total: 105-115

(College of Biological Sciences)

John Stachowicz, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2320 Storer Hall; 530-752-1272; http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://www.eve.ucdavis.edu/facultyresearch.html

The Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity Major Program

The major in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity offers the student a broad background in the theoretical and empirical basis of our understanding of the diversity and distribution of living organisms.

The Program. The program of study for the major begins with a core of introductory courses in mathematics, physical sciences, and biology. These are followed by survey courses in biodiversity, evolution and ecology and various more specialized courses that focus the student on particular disciplines or organisms, with an emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking. Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity majors may earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The requirements for the B.S. degree program include more science courses, such as biochemistry, whereas those for the A.B. degree program allow room for more electives within the humanities and social sciences. The A.B. degree is especially appropriate for those students who wish to combine arts or languages with evolution and ecology for career preparation in such areas as scientific writing, translating or illustration.

Career Alternatives. A degree in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity prepares the student for career opportunities in research, teaching, health professions, veterinary medicine, agriculture, environmental management, and industry. Many students gain some research experience while at UC Davis and choose to continue their training at the graduate level. This track offers careers in academics, government, environmental organizations, or business.

Major Advisor. Students transferring to UC Davis from another institution and majoring in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity must consult an advisor immediately upon matriculation so that their transfer credits can be applied to the major requirements. All new students in the major should contact the Biology Academic Success Center for advisor assignment. Substitutions of courses not on the above list for major requirements are arranged through the advisor.

Advising Center for the major is located at the Biology Academic Success Center (BASC); 1023 Sciences Laboratory Building; 530-752-0410; http://basc.ucdavis.edu/.

Teaching Credential Subject Representative. Students planning for a teaching career should consult the School of Education in regards to preparation for certification; see the Teaching Credential/M.A. Program.

Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity
Units: 18
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
Biodiversity; choose one:
3-5
ENT 103
Insects Systematics (Active)
3
EVE 105
Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure (Active)
4
EVE 108
Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (Active)
5
EVE 112
Biology of Invertebrates (Active)
3
EVE 112L
Biology of Invertebrates Laboratory (Active)
2
EVE 114
Experimental Invertebrate Biology (Active)
3
EVE 140
Paleobotany (Active)
4
PLB 116
Plant Morphology and Evolution (Active)
5
PLB 148
Introductory Mycology (Active)
4
PLS 147
California Plant Communities (Active)
3
WFC 110
Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 110L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (Active)
3
WFC 111
Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 111L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (Active)
3
WFC 120
Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
3
WFC 120L
Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Fishes (Active)
2
WFC 134
Herpetology (Active)
3
WFC 134L
Herpetology Laboratory (Active)
3
MIC 105
Microbial Diversity (Active)
3
MIC 105L
Microbial Diversity Laboratory (Active)
3
NEM 110
Introduction to Nematology (Active)
2
Advanced Ecology or Evolution; choose two:
6-9
EVE 102
Population and Quantitative Genetics (Active)
4
EVE 103
Phylogeny, Speciation and Macroevolution (Active)
4
EVE 107
Animal Communication (Active)
4
EVE 115
Marine Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 117
Plant Ecology (Active)
4
EVE 119
Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (Active)
3
EVE 120
Global Change Ecology (Active)
3
EVE 131
Human Genetic Variation and Evolution (Active)
3
EVE 138
Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (Active)
5
EVE 141
Principles of Systematics (Active)
3
EVE 147
Biogeography (Active)
4
EVE 149
Evolution of Ecological Systems (Active)
4
EVE 150
Evolution of Animal Development (Active)
3
EVE 161
Microbial Phylogenomics - Genomic Perspectives on the Diversity and Diversification of Microbes (Active)
3
EVE 180A
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
and
EVE 180B
Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (Active)
4
EVE 181
Ecology and Evolution of Animal-Plant Interactions (Active)
4
Laboratory or field course: At least one of the courses taken to fulfill these requirements must include a 6 hour per week laboratory or field component or two courses with a 3 hour per week laboratory or field component.
 
Total: 18
Courses in EVE:
EVE 002Biodiversity (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to nature, scope and geographical distribution of biodiversity (the diversity of life, with emphasis on plants and animals, especially insects). Humans and biodiversity - domestication, aesthetics, ethics and valuation. Species richness and "success." Biodiversity through time; monitoring, evaluation and conservation. Biomes - global, continental and Californian. (Same course as ENT 002.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
EVE 010Evolution for Non-Biologists (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Introduction to evolutionary biology for the general population. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
EVE 011Principles of Ecology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Elementary biology recommended. Ecological principles with emphasis on humans and their interactions with the environment; how humans affect and depend on natural ecosystems; the future of the Earth's biosphere. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2004 Spring Quarter.
EVE 012Life in the Sea (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Diversity of life in the sea; adaptations to physical/chemical ocean environment; marine science research methods; utilization of living marine resources by humans; factors and processes that influence diversity of sea life, including humans. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2015 Spring Quarter.
EVE 013Sex in the Natural World (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Explores the diversity, mechanisms and evolution of sexual behaviors across the kingdoms of life. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
EVE 017Dining with Darwin: Evolutionary Insights Into Your Diet (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Crave salty, fatty, sugary foods? Want to know why? Evolution of cravings, metabolism and dentition, and of cooking our food. Relate Paleo, South Beach, and vegan diets to ancestral and global diets and current metabolism. For majors and nonmajors. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS, WC. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
EVE 020Darwinian Medicine (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Introduction for non-biologists to the evolved traits of humans and pathogens that influence human biological variation, health, and disease. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
EVE 092Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. Work experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Evolution and Ecology. Internships supervised by a member of the faculty. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2010 Spring Quarter.
EVE 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
EVE 099Special Study for Lower Division Students (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 100Introduction to Evolution (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); (MAT 016A or MAT 017A or MAT 021A); (MAT 016B or MAT 017B or MAT 021B); STA 100 recommended. General survey of the origins of biological diversity and evolutionary mechanisms. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
EVE 101Introduction to Ecology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); (MAT 016A or MAT 017A or MAT 021A); (MAT 016B or MAT 017B or MAT 021B); Or the equivalent. General survey of the principles of ecology. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
EVE 101QIntroduction to Computer Models in Ecology (1) Active
Auto Tutorial—1.5 hour(s); Extensive Problem Solving—1.5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 101 (can be concurrent); EVE 101 required concurrently. Computational methods and mathematical models used to study ecological phenomena. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Fall Quarter.
EVE 102Population and Quantitative Genetics (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; (STA 100 or STA 102); EVE 100. Evolution as caused by random mating, genetic drift, natural selection, inbreeding, migration,and mutation in theory and actuality. The resemblance between relatives and consequences of selection for quantitative traits. Application of these ideas to topics such as the evolution of sex. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 103Phylogeny, Speciation and Macroevolution (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 100. Statistical inference of evolutionary patterns and processes above the species level. Topics include estimation of phylogenies and divergence times, character evolution, biogeographic history, and rates and patterns of lineage diversification, with an emphasis on the origin of species. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2012 Winter Quarter.
EVE 104Community Ecology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 101 or ESP 100. Population growth and density dependence; predation; exploitative, interference and apparent competition; coexistence mechanisms; niches, spatial and temporal variation; stability, diversity, and productivity of food webs; applications to conservation and biological control. Emphasis on quantitative understanding through models, concepts,and empirical evidence. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, VL. Effective: 1999 Spring Quarter.
EVE 105Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B) or (BIS 002B, BIS 002C). The structure of the classes and subclasses of vertebrates is described and interpreted in terms of phylogeny. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 106Mechanical Design in Organisms (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor; introductory animal biology (BIS 001B or BIS 002B), invertebrate zoology (EVE 112), and/or ecology (EVE 101) are recommended; residence at or near Bodega Marine Lab required. Enrollment restricted to application at http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu. Explores fundamental principles in the form and function of organisms, examining how basic properties of size, shape, structure, and habitat constrain ways in which plants and animals interact and cope with their physical surroundings. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EVE 107Animal Communication (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002B. How animals use songs, dances, colors, chemicals, electricity and vibrations to communicate. Mechanisms of signal production and detection (sensory systems), theory of information transfer and signal design, and the role of natural selection in shaping communication. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
EVE 108Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C). Diversity and classification of angiosperms (flowering plants) on a world scale, and current understanding of the origin of angiosperms and evolutionary relationships and trends within them based on morphological and molecular evidence. (Same course as PLB 108.) (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
EVE 110Running, Swimming and Flying (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor; introductory animal biology (BIS 001B or BIS 002B), invertebrate zoology (EVE 112), and/or ecology (EVE 101) are recommended; residence at or near Bodega Marine Lab required. Enrollment restricted to application at http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu. Examines the bases of organism movement in terrestrial, aquatic, and aerial environments, emphasizing both the unifying principles underlying locomotion, as well as a range of strategies employed across diverse groups of organisms. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EVE 111Marine Environmental Issues (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Examination of critical environmental issues occurring in coastal waters including the effects of climate change, overfishing, and other human impacts. Through readings and group discussions, students will develop an integrative understanding of the oceanographic and ecological processes. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topics differ. (Same course as ESP 111.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2015 Summer Session 1.
EVE 112Biology of Invertebrates (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 001B or (BIS 002B, BIS 002C); Courses in systematics, ecology, and evolution recommended. Limited enrollment. Survey of the invertebrate phyla, emphasizing aquatic forms, and focusing on morphology, development, natural history, ecology, and phylogenetic relationships. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 112LBiology of Invertebrates Laboratory (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001B or (BIS 002B, BIS 002C)), EVE 112 (can be concurrent); EVE 112 required concurrently. Enrollment limited to 50 students. Field and laboratory experience with representative members of the major invertebrate phyla discussed in course 112. Emphasis on comparative morphology, natural history, ecology, and behavior of living invertebrates. Two field trips required. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 114Experimental Invertebrate Biology (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor; introductory cell, animal and plant biology (BIS 001A and BIS 001B and BIS 001C, or BIS 002B), invertebrate zoology (EVE 112), ecology (EVE 101), and/or evolution (EVE 100) are recommended; residence at or near Bodega Marine Lab required. Enrollment restricted to application at http://www.bml.ucdavis.edu. Biology, ecology, and evolution of local marine invertebrates with a focus on adaptations to environmental and biological factors encountered on the California coast. Hands-on field and laboratory learning with an emphasis on generating and testing hypotheses. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2008 Summer Session 1.
EVE 115Marine Ecology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 101 or ESP 100 or BIS 002B; or Consent of Instructor. Processes affecting the distribution, abundance, and diversity of plant and animal life in the sea. Introduction to marine habitat diversity and human impacts on marine ecosystems. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 117Plant Ecology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); PLB 111 recommended. The study of the interactions between plants, plant populations or vegetation types and their physical and biological environment. Special emphasis on California. Four full-day field trips and brief write-up of class project required. (Same course as PLB 117.) (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 119Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C); Introductory statistics recommended. Origin and evolution of invasive plant species and weeds, reproduction and dispersal, seed ecology, modeling of population dynamics, interactions between invasive species, native species, and crops, biological control. Laboratories emphasize design of competition experiments and identification of weedy species. (Same course as PLB 119.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2011 Spring Quarter.
EVE 120Global Change Ecology (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 100; EVE 101; Or equivalents. Treatment of historical evolution of the biosphere resulting from physical, chemical, and biological influences. Special focus upon changes caused by humans. Topics pertain to biodiversity, resources, conservation, and ecosystem services. (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Spring Quarter.
EVE 131Human Genetic Variation and Evolution (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 001B or BIS 002B. Introduction to genome-wide nucleotide sequence variation in human populations and computational methods for its analysis. Topics to include forensics, disease gene mapping, and studies of human evolutionary history. Misuses, such as eugenics, and ethical/legal issues will be discussed. (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Spring Quarter.
EVE 138Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (5) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): and Consent of Instructor. One course in Biological Sciences, Entomology, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Geography, or tropical experience. Biological, physical, and human-related aspects of the ecology of low latitudes. Distribution, numbers, and relationships of tropical organisms. Problems of development and conservation in the context of ecological and evolutionary theory. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 1999 Spring Quarter.
EVE 140Paleobotany (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (BIS 001A, BIS 001B, BIS 001C) or (BIS 002A, BIS 002B, BIS 002C). Introduction to plant fossil record, beginning with invasion of land in the Silurian, emphasizing origin and evolution of major groups and adaptations and changing composition and distribution of floras in relation to plate tectonics and climatic change. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 141Principles of Systematics (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Independent Study. Prerequisite(s): BIS 001B or BIS 001C or BIS 002B; EVE 100 recommended. Historical background, philosophical rationale, contemporary approaches, and working rules of biosystematics, including International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 147Biogeography (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): BIS 002B or (BIS 001A, BIS 001B). Movements of terrestrial organisms. The role of geologic, climatic, and biologic changes in the geographic distribution of organisms. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 149Evolution of Ecological Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): (EVE 101 or ESP 100); EVE 100; Or equivalent courses. Evolution as an organizing force in natural communities. Coadaptation in trophic and competitive relationships. Ecology of polymorphisms, clines, and speciation. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 150Evolution of Animal Development (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; EVE 100; EVE 100 (may be waived for graduate students with consent of instructor). Comparative analysis of animal development and the genetic basis of morphological diversification. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2013 Winter Quarter.
EVE 161Microbial Phylogenomics - Genomic Perspectives on the Diversity and Diversification of Microbes (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 002A; BIS 002B; BIS 002C; Or equivalent. Use of DNA and genomic sequencing in studies of the diversity of microorganisms. Diversity of microbes, phylogenetics, genome sequencing, comparative genomics, phylogenomics, lateral gene transfer, molecular ecology, metagenomics, and studies of the human microbiome. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Spring Quarter.
EVE 175Computational Genetics (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; (STA 100 or STA 102). The use of computers to solve problems in genetics and evolution. Introduction to a general purpose computer language (Python), computational statistical methods, and applications such as QTL mapping, linkage detection, estimation of rates of evolution, and gene finding. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
EVE 180AExperimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Lab—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 100; (EVE 101 or ESP 100); ENT 105. Experimental design in field ecology. Examination of primary literature, experimental design, independent and collaborative research, analysis of data, development of original research paper based on field experiments. (Same course as ENT 180A.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
EVE 180AExperimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Lab—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 100 (can be concurrent); (EVE 101 (can be concurrent) or ESP 100 (can be concurrent) or ENT 105 (can be concurrent)); Due to the unusual nature of this course, all prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the instructor. Experimental design in field ecology. Examination of primary literature, experimental design, independent and collaborative research, analysis of data, development of original research paper based on field experiments. (Same course as ENT 180A.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
EVE 180BExperimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Lab—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (EVE 180A or ENT 180A); EVE 100; (EVE 101 or ESP 100); ENT 105. Experimental design in field ecology. Examination of primary literature, experimental design, independent and collaborative research, analysis of data, development of original research paper based on field experiments. (Same course as ENT 180B.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
EVE 180BExperimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Lab—3 hour(s); Fieldwork—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 180A or ENT 180A. Experimental design in field ecology. Examination of primary literature, experimental design, independent and collaborative research, analysis of data, development of original research paper based on field experiments. (Same course as ENT 180B.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
EVE 181Ecology and Evolution of Animal-Plant Interactions (4) Active
Lecture—1.5 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1.5 hour(s); Term Paper; Extensive Writing/Discussion. Prerequisite(s): BIS 002B; BIS 002C (can be concurrent). Animal adaptations for eating plants, pollinating flowers, dispersing seeds. Plant adaptations to herbivore defense, attraction of mutualists; role of coevolutionary arms race, mutualists and cheaters in plant/animal speciation. Exploration through lectures, original scientific literature, discussions and term paper. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
EVE 189Introduction to Biological Research (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Evolution and Ecology or related biological science. Introduction to research methods in biology. Presentation and discussion of research by faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. May be repeated up to 6 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2010 Winter Quarter.
EVE 190Undergraduate Seminar (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing in the biological sciences or a related discipline. Student reports on current topics with emphasis on integration of concepts, synthesis, and state-of-the-art research approaches. Reviews of literature and reports of undergraduate research may be included. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Completion of 84 units. Work experience off and on campus in all subject areas offered in the Department of Evolution and Ecology. Internships supervised by a member of the faculty. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 194HAResearch Honors (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Students who have completed 135 units and qualify for the Honors Program (as defined by the current catalog). Students pursue intensive research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Students are expected to complete the full three-quarter sequence culminating in the writing of an honors thesis. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 194HBResearch Honors (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Students who have completed 135 units and qualify for the Honors Program (as defined by the current catalog). Students pursue intensive research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Students are expected to complete the full three-quarter sequence culminating in the writing of an honors thesis. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 194HCResearch Honors (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Students who have completed 135 units and qualify for the Honors Program (as defined by the current catalog). Students pursue intensive research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Students are expected to complete the full three-quarter sequence culminating in the writing of an honors thesis. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 197TTutoring in Biological Sciences 2B (1-2) Active
Tutorial—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 001B B or better. Assisting the instructor by tutoring students in a Biological Sciences 2B laboratory. Tutoring is voluntary and is supervised by a Laboratory Teaching Assistant and the Laboratory Coordinator. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
EVE 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 210Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Theory and practice of inferring phylogenetic trees using molecular sequence data. Practical techniques for obtaining sequence data, advantages and disadvantages of common approaches for inferring trees, statistical methods for comparing alternative hypotheses. (Same course as NEM 210.) (Letter.) Effective: 2001 Spring Quarter.
EVE 211Applied Phylogenetics (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 103 or EVE 210 or PBG 200C; Or equivalent, graduate standing. Applications of phylogenetic methods to fields outside of systematics. Core lectures/labs in remedial phylogenetics, phylogeography, conservation and comparative morphology. Special topics vary yearly. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
EVE 220Species and Speciation (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EVE 100 or PHI 108; Or the equivalent; HPS 130B recommended. Current status of species concepts, models of speciation, current research on speciation, and relevance of species to conservation biology. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Winter Quarter.
EVE 231Principles of Biological Data Analysis (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to the principles of data analysis, experimental design, statistical modeling, inference, and hypothesis tests. Statistical methods of particular importance in biological applications will be emphasized. Examples will be presented from the fields of ecology and evolutionary genetics. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2006 Winter Quarter.
EVE 240Paleobotany and Angiosperm Evolution (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLB 108 or PLB 116 or EVE 140. Critical analysis of the plant fossil record as a source of evidence on origin, evolution, and phylogeny of the angio-sperms, Cretaceous and Tertiary climates, geographic history of modern taxa, and origin of modern vegetation types. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 290CResearch Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Presentation and discussion of faculty and graduate student research in biology. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
EVE 390Methods of Teaching (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Practical experience in the methods and problems of teaching. Includes analyses of texts and supporting material, discussion of teaching techniques and preparing and conducting of laboratory and discussion sections. May be repeated up to 8 Unit(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.