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Population Biology Graduate Group

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Population Biology:
Program Courses and Seminars

 

 

PBG 200 | PBG 207 | PBG 212 | PBG 225 | PBG 231 | PBG 233 |PBG 270 | PBG 290 |
PBG 290C | PBG 292 | PBG 296 | PBG 298 | PBG 299 | Monte Carlo

Tuesday CPB Seminar Schedule | Thursday Eco/Evo Seminar Schedule

CPB Student Workshops | Seminar Resources Across Campus

Bodega Phylogenetics Workshop (March 2011)

Special Note Regarding PBG 200:

PBG 200, also known as "the core", represents the foundation of our curriculum for Population Biology students. The core is comprised of three parts - PBG 200 A, B, and C. Non-Pop Bio students interested in taking the Core are required to petition for entry in late Spring or early Summer and no later than August 15th. For information on how to petition for entry into our Core (PBG 200 A, B and C), please contact Stephanie Macey-Gallow, Graduate Coordinator. Please Note: The Core is a three-part course that must be taken in its entirety; therefore, students interested in taking a section will be required to take the entire core series (A, B and C). No exceptions.

  • Population Biology 200A, "Principles of Population Biology"

    5 units - Offered Fall Quarter each year
    Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in PBG 231 and consent of instructor (see note above).

    Principles of single-species ecology and evolution. Topics include ecology of individuals, population growth models, structured populations, life history strategies, stochastic populations, basic population genetics theory, deleterious alleles in natural populations, and molecular population genetics.

  • Population Biology 200B, "Principles of Population Biology"

    6 units - Offered Winter Quarter each year
    Prerequisites: PBG 200A, PBG 231, and consent of instructor (see note above).

    Principles of multi-species communities. Topics include competition, mutualism, metapopulations, food webs and trophic cascades, interactions between simple ecologic communities, island biogeography, succession, and large-scale patterns.

  • Population Biology 200C, "Principles of Population Biology"

    6 units - Offered Spring Quarter each year
    Prerequisites: PBG 200B and consent of instructor (see note above).

    Principles of microevolution and macroevolution. Topics include evolutionary quantitative genetics, analysis of hybrid zones, speciation, the fossil record, biogeography, and phylogeny reconstruction.

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  • Population Biology 207 (cross-listed as ECL 207), "Plant Population Biology," Dr. Rice

    4 units - Offered Winter Quarter in alternate years (Winter 2007 will be next offering)
    Prerequisites: advanced undergraduate ecology course (e.g., ESP 100, EVE 101, ENT 104, PLB 117) and advanced undergraduate course in genetics and/or evolution (e.g., BIS 101, EVE 100)

    Introduction to theoretical and empirical research in plant population biology. Emphasis placed on linking ecological and genetic approaches to plant population biology.

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  • Population Biology 212, "Topics in Invertebrate Evolution," Drs. Grosberg and Stachowicz

    2 units - Next offering is Spring 2007
    Prerequisites: EVE 112 and EVE 112L; courses in evolutionary biology, systematics, and ecology highly recommended
    S/U grading only

    Advanced seminar that critically examines problems relevant to evolutionary patterns among the invertebrates. May be repeated for credit when topic differs.

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  • Population Biology 225 (cross-listed as ECL 225 and ENT 225), "Terrestrial Field Ecology," Dr. Karban

    4 units - Offered Spring Quarter each year
    Prerequisites: introductory ecology and introductory statistics, or consent of instructor

    A field course conducted over spring break and four weekends at Bodega Bay, emphasizing student projects. Ecological hypothesis testing, data gathering, analysis, and written and oral presentation of results will be stressed.

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  • Population Biology 231 (cross-listed as ECL 231), "Mathematical Methods in Population Biology," Dr. Hastings

    3 units - Offered Fall Quarter each year
    Prerequisite: MAT 16C or 21 C or equivalent

    Mathematical methods used in population biology. Linear and nonlinear difference equation and differential equation models are studied, using stability analysis and qualitative methods. Partial differential equation models are introduced. Applications to population biology models are stressed.

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  • Population Biology 233 (cross-listed as ECL 233), "Computational Methods in Population Biology," Drs. Baskett and Schreiber

    4 units - Offered Winter Quarter in alternate years (Winter 2007 will be next offering)
    Prerequisite: dvanced undergraduate ecology course (e.g., ESP 100, EVE 101, ENT 104, PLB 117) and advanced undergraduate course in genetics and/or evolution (e.g., BIS 101, EVE 100)

    Introduction to theoretical and empirical research in plant population biology. Emphasis placed on linking ecological and genetic approaches to plant population biology.

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  • Population Biology 270, "Research Conference in Evolutionary Biology," Drs. Grosberg, Shaffer, and Turelli

    1 unit - Offered each quarter each year
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor
    S/U grading only

    Critical presentation and evaluation of current literature and ongoing research in evolutionary biology.

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  • Population Biology 290, "Seminar" (The Center for Population Biology Seminar Series)

    1 unit - Offered each quarter each year
    S/U grading only

    The Tuesday seminar series presented by visiting lecturers, UCD graduate students, and faculty.

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  • Population Biology 290C "Research Conference in Population Biology"

    1 unit - Available each quarter each year
    Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in PBG 299 and consent of instructor
    S/U grading only

    Presentation and discussion of faculty and graduate student research in population biology.

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  • Population Biology 292 (cross-listed as ECL 296), "Topics in Ecology & Evolution"

    1 unit - Offered each quarter each year
    S/U grading only

    The Thursday seminar series presented by visiting lecturers, UC-Davis faculty, and graduate students.

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  • Population Biology 296, "Seminar in Geographical Ecology," Dr. Shapiro

    2 units - Offered Spring Quarter each year
    Prerequisites: EVE 100 or EVE 101 or consent of instructor
    S/U grading only

    Recent developments in theoretical and experimental biogeography, historical biogeography and related themes in systematics, the biology of colonizing species, and related topics.

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  • Population Biology 298, "Group Study" (including Monte Carlo seminars)

    1-5 units (variable unit) - Available each quarter each year
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor
    S/U grading only

    A variety of informal seminars use this course number, including the Monte Carlo seminars.

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  • Population Biology 299, "Research"

    1-12 units (variable unit) - Available each quarter each year
    Prerequisites: concurrent enrollment in PBG 290C and consent of instructor
    S/U grading only

    Conducting research in population biology.

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