UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology

Division of Mathematics, Life, and Physical Sciences
4311 Life Sciences and Technology Building
Telephone: (805) 893-3511
Undergraduate Information: (805) 893-3052
Graduate Information: (805) 893-2979
Undergraduate e-mail: eemb-ugrad@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Graduate e-mail: eemb-gradasst@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Website: www.eemb.ucsb.edu/
Department Chair: Cheryl Briggs


 

Some courses displayed may not be offered every year. For actual course offerings by quarter, please consult the Quarterly Class Search or GOLD (for current students). To see the historical record of when a particular course has been taught in the past, please visit the Course Enrollment Histories.

Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology
 (
Show All
 | 
Hide All
)
Collapse Courses Lower Division 
EEMB 2. Introductory Biology II--Ecology and Evolution
(3) RICE, STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 4B or EEMB 4B or 5B or MCDB 4B or 5B.
Introduction to population and community ecology, and evolution.
EEMB 2L. Introductory Biology Laboratory II
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A; concurrent enrollment in EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 4B or EEMB 4B or 5BL or MCDB 4B or 5BL. Same course as MCDB 1BL.
Laboratory investigations illustrate basic principles of animal and plant physiology, ecology, and evolution.
EEMB 2Z. Selected Topics from EEMB 2
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 4BZ or EEMB 4BZ or 5BZ or MCDB 4BZ or 5BZ.
Designed for transfer students who have completed part of EEMB 2 through transfer work. Topics will be selected by the department, as appropriate, to fulfill the introductory biology requirement at UCSB.
EEMB 3. Introductory Biology III
(3) CARLSON, STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-B and EEMB 2.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 4C or EEMB 4C or 5C.
Introduction to the major groups of microbes, plants, and animals.
EEMB 3L. Introductory Biology Laboratory III
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B; and, concurrent enrollment in EEMB 3.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 4C or EEMB 4C or5CL.
The diversity of microbes, plants, and animals is examined using living andpreserved materials.
EEMB 3Z. Selected Topics from EEMB 3
(1-2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 4CZ or EEMB 4CZ or 5CZ.
Designed for transfer students who have completed part of EEMB 3 through transfer work. Topics will be selected by the department, as appropriate, to fulfill the introductory biology requirement at UCSB.
EEMB 4FS. Freshman Seminar
(1) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 4FS. Same courseas MCDB 4FS.
Selected topics of special interest designed to display the broad diversityof the biological sciences. This course is strongly recommended for freshmen and/or prospective majors within the biological sciences.
EEMB 21. General Botany
(4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 20 or Biology 4A-B-C; MCDB 5A-AL, EEMB 5B-BL or MCDB 5B-BL, and 5C-CL; MCDB 1B-1BL, EEMB 2-2L, EEMB 3-3L, 2 hours lab/ discussion.
Unifying principles of biology, utilizing plants as exemplary material; correlation of structure and function; genetics, selection, and evolution; energy transformation; growth of populations and the relation of plants to man; conservation.
EEMB 22. Concepts and Controversies in the Biological Sciences
(4) EVEN
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit toward graduation to students who have completed Natural Science 1C, or EEMB 20, or MCDB 20, or MCDB 1A-1AL, or EEMB 2-2L, or MCDB 1B-BL, or EEMB 3-3L.
Introduction to the principles of evolution as a foundation for understanding topics such as adaptation, physiology and ecology. Focuses on areas of biology that encompass important political, economic, social, and philosophical issues. Examines perspectives on currently relevant, and biologically based topics such as evolution / scientific creationism, sociobiology, biotechnology, right to life issues, animal rights, AIDS and other epidemics, and overpopulation. (S)
EEMB 23. Human Development and Reproductive Physiology
(4) COLLINS
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 23, or 4A-B-C; or MCDB 5A-AL, EEMB 5B-BL or MCDB 5B-BL, and EEMB 5C-CL.
Human development with emphasis on events occurring prior to parturition. Hormonal devices involved in human reproduction. Comments on senescence and carcinogenesis.
EEMB 40. Ecology of Infectious Disease
(4) LATTO
Uses topical examples of emerging and resurgent diseases to illustrate key principles in ecology and epidemiology. Examines how changing disease ecology influences disease prevalence and how such changing patterns of disease have influenced human history.
EEMB 50. Biology of Non-Infectious Disease
(4) LATTO
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors.
An overview of both the biology and the history of the major non-infectious diseases affecting humans. Diseases covered will include cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. An emphasis will be on changing patterns of disease.
EEMB 55. Global Change Biology
(4) HOFMANN
A general overview of the physical science of environmental change but with an emphasis on living organisms, the ecosystems in which they live, and the biological consequences of a changing planet. The course will cover terrestrial and aquatic systems wtih special emphasis on ocean and critical marine ecosystems.
EEMB 84. Internship in Biological Sciences
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Lower-division standing; instructor and departmental approval required.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 15 units, but no units may be applied toward the major.
Opportunity to obtain practical biological-related research experience by working under faculty direction as an intern with local, state, federal, or private agencies. A written report will be submitted for evaluation.
EEMB 92. Special Topics in Biology
(1-4) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units.
Special topics in ecology, evolution and marine biology. Course content varies. Information may be obtained in department office.
EEMB 94. Issues in Marine Conservation
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Summer. This seminar will be a component of a Summer Institute in combination with two courses in Film Studies on Environmental Media. Participation will be open only to students admitted to the Institute.
Seminar course exploring a variety of current conservation issues affecting California's coastal ecosystems. Seminars include a range of guest speakers working on the scientific issues underlying the marine conservation challenges.
EEMB 96. Introduction to Curation of Natural History Collections
(1) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: Completion of an introductory course in biology, ecology or environmental science.
Enrollment Comments: Open to non-majors. Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Fall.
Introduction to curation of natural history collections including vertebrate, plants, algae and lichen. Learn to collect, prepare, catalog, and preserve specimens via lectures, hands-on activities, and field trips. Collection focus changes quarterly. Internships available at conclusion of the course.
EEMB 98. Readings in Biological Sciences
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. Students are limited to 6 units of Biology 98 and EEMB 98combined. Maximum units 6 (3 per quarter). Biology 98 = EEMB + MCDB 98.
Special readings on selected topics in biology. Individual conferences one one hour every week. Designed to broaden the out look and experience of advanced lower-division students. Hours and credit by arrangement with any member of the staff.
EEMB 99. Introduction to Research
(1-3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. Students are limited to 6 units of Biology 99 and EEMB 99combined. Maximum units 6 (3 per quarter). Biology 99 = EEMB + MCDB 99.
Laboratory or field experience for advanced lower-division students. Hours and credit by arrangement with any member of the staff.
Collapse Courses Upper Division 
EEMB 101. Molecular Evolution
(4) TURNER
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 or MCDB 1A or Geology 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Designed for majors. Quarters usually offered: Fall.
Major concepts in evolutionary biology, presented with a genetic emphasis. This course provides an introduction to the study of population genetic processes and the patterns of genomic evolution, adaptation, and speciation that result from these processes.
EEMB 102. Macroevolution: Biodiversity in Deep Time
(4) OAKELY
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 or MCDB 1A or Geology 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
An introduction to the scientific methods used to study the tempo and mode of evolution above the species level and important topics in macroevolution such as the Cambrian explosion, the origin of novelties, the evolution of development, and phylogenetics.
EEMB 102H. Macroevolution-Honors
(1) OAKLEY T H
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 102; consent of instructor
Honors component of EEMB 102. An in depth study of Macroevolution.
EEMB 103A. Flora and Vegetation of California
(4) WILKEN
Prerequisite: EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 103A. 6 hours lab/field combination.
An introduction to plant families, species, and communities in California by means of laboratory work and field observations, and including techniques of plant collection and identification. One three-day field tripis required in addition to the regularly scheduled laboratories.
EEMB 103B. Vegetation and Flora of California
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: EEMB 103A; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 103B. 6 hours lab/field combined.
A continuation of the material in EEMB 103A, with increased emphasis on the composition and distribution of plant communities throughout California. Two field trips, three to four days each, are required in addition to the regularly scheduled laboratories.
EEMB 104. The State of Our Planet
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
The world is in a period of rapid environmental change almost unprecedented in human history. Investigate the scientific bases for primary forms of change (over-population, climate change, biodiversity loss, etc.), along with the consequences for modern society.
EEMB 106. Biology of Fishes
(4) WARNER
Prerequisite: EEMB 2; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 161.
The evolution, systematics, biogeography, and ecology of fishes.
EEMB 107. Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
(3) SWEET
Prerequisite: EEMB 113 and 113L both with a grade of C or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 130 or 130A.
An introduction to the diversity, systematics, functional morphology and ecology of modern lineages of amphibians and reptiles.
EEMB 107L. Herpetology Lab
(2) SWEET
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 107.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 130 or 130L.
An intensive introduction to the diversity and systematics of amphibians and reptiles worldwide with an additional focus on the western North American Herpetofauna.
EEMB 108. Vertebrate Evolutionary Morphology
(5) SWEET
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A; and, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B; and, EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 108.
Lectures concern evolutionary and functional aspects of the development of structural complexity in vertebrates, emphasizing the role of size in determining mechanical and physiological optima and limits, and the constraints imposed by the evolutionary process. Labs involve dissections and demonstrations.
EEMB 109. Vertebrate Paleontology
(4) WYSS
Prerequisite: EARTH 2 or 3 or 7 or 30, or MCDB 1A-AL or EEMB 2
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors. Same course as Earth 148.
Introduction to the history of vertebrate life, with emphasis on the phylogenetic relationships of the major vertebrate groups.
EEMB 110. Advanced Parasitology
(3) KURIS
Prerequisite: EEMB 111; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 110.
Consideration of theoretical aspects of parasite ecology, evolution, and physiology. General biology of a selected group of parasites chosen in consultation with students. Laboratory: group projects of experimental parasitological systems relevant to the students' general interests. Written report required.
EEMB 111. Parasitology
(5) KURIS
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 111.
An ecological approach to parasitism. Survey of parasites of humans and other animals. Discussion of evolutionary, genetic, immunological, sociological, political, and economic aspects. Laboratory stresses anatomy and life cycles of living material.
EEMB 111H. Parasitology-Honors
(1) KURIS A M
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 111; consent of instructor
Honors component of EEMB 111. An in depth study of a topic in parasitology. A written report and an annotated bibliography are required.
EEMB 112. Invertebrate Zoology
(5) KURIS, OAKLEY
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 112A.
An introduction to the classification, structure, life histories, and habits of the major phyla of invertebrate animals (excluding annelids and arthropods), with emphasis on marine fauna of Santa Barbara area.
EEMB 113. Evolution and Ecology of Terrestrial Vertebrates
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; and, concurrent enrollment in EEMB 113L; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 113A.
Evolutionary and ecological principles as demonstrated by amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals; competition and other species interactions; diversity and systematics with special emphasis on speciation theory.
EEMB 113L. Laboratory and Fieldwork in Vertebrate Biology
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 113.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 113AL.
Weekly field trips to numerous locations and laboratory work emphasizing classification, identification, and observation of local terrestrial vertebrates. Introduction to techniques such as trapping and banding to study vertebrates in the field.
EEMB 114. The Biology and Evolution of Plants
(5) SCHNEIDER
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 114.
The structure, life-cycles and evolution of fossil and living vascular plants. Emphasis on such topics as the origin of land plants, early land plants, evolution of the ovule, siphonogamy, angiospermy, the flower and fruit.
EEMB 115. Plant Anatomy
(5) SCHNEIDER
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 113.
An introduction to the anatomy of vascular plants. Fundamental descriptive,developmental, and comparative aspects of anatomy.
EEMB 116. Invertebrate Zoology: Higher Invertebrates
(5) KURIS, TURNER
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 112B.
An introduction to the classification, structure, life histories, and habits of annelids and arthropods, with emphasis on the aquatic fauna of the Santa Barbara area.
EEMB 117. Flow and Aquatic Ecosystems
(3) MACINTYRE
Prerequisite: EEMB 142A-B-C; Mathematics 3A-B or 34A-B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Recommended Preparation: Physics 6A-B-C.
Introduction to the interaction of hydrodynamics with aquatic organisms and ecosystems and use of quantitative approaches in aquatic ecology. Case studies include examples from lakes, rivers, kelp forests, and coral reefs.
EEMB 119. Ecology and Management of California Wildlands
(5) D'ANTONIO
Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 100 or EEMB 120 or EEMB 168.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Environmental Studies 119. One weekend fieldtrip is mandatory.
Explore ecological processes in California habitats and the challenges of their management through field trips, discussions with land managers, lectures and readings. Focus on regional habitats including specialized habitats such as coastal salt marsh and vernal pools, and more widespread such as oak savanna and chaparral.
EEMB 120. Introduction to Ecology
(4) HOLBROOK
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors. Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 120.
Major concepts in population and evolutionary ecology. Theoretical, experimental, and field studies pertaining to population growth and regulation, competition, predation, diversity, adaptation and life history strategies.
EEMB 120AL. Field and Laboratory Studies in Ecology
(3) HOLBROOK
Prerequisite: EEMB 120 (may be taken concurrently).
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 120AL-BL. Individual projects.
Practical studies in ecology in both field and laboratory, emphasizing the design and analysis of experiments.
EEMB 120BL. Field and Laboratory Studies in Ecology
(3) HOLBROOK
Prerequisite: EEMB 120AL; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 120AL-BL. Individual projects.
Practical studies in ecology in both field and laboratory. Individual projects are emphasized.
EEMB 124. Biochemical Ecology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Provides a basic introduction to natural products and focuses on discussion of the roles and functions of natural products in animal-plant, plant-plant, and plant-microbe interactions.
EEMB 125. Dynamics of Ecological Systems
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: EEMB 120; and Mathematics 3A or 34A; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Examines theory in ecology and applications to real systems.
EEMB 126. Plant Physiology
(4) OONO
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, MCDB 1B, EEMB 2 and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
A study of the link between structure and function that contributes to the development, reproduction, and diversity of plants. There will be a special emphasis on primary literature reading and analyses.
EEMB 127. Plant Biology and Biodiversity
(4) MAZER
Prerequisite: EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 127.
Introduction to plant biology; the importance of plants to humans; taxonomic and ecological diversity; and evolutionary processes. Will serve as a foundation for all upper-division plant biology courses. Emphasis on life history variation; pollination; reproduction and mating strategies.
EEMB 127L. Plant Biology and Biodiversity Lab
(2) MAZER
Prerequisite: EEMB 3 and EEMB 127 (may be taken concurrently); Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 127L.
Computer, lab, greenhouse, and field experience in studies of plant anatomy, physiology, reproduction, pollination, morphology, and adaptation to different environments. Live material and herbarium collections used to demonstrate plant diversity, speciation, and genetic variation. Independent and team projects.
EEMB 128. Foundations of Ecosystem Restoration
(4) D'ANTONIO
Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 100 or EEMB 120 or EEMB 168.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Environmental Studies 128.
Integrates ecological principles with practical issues involved in ecosystem restoration. Beginning with the challenge of selecting goals and establishing a target trajectory, students evaluate how ecological knowledge can guide restoration and whether sustainable states or trajectories can be achieved.
EEMB 129. Introductory Genetics
(4) HODGES
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3 with a grade of C or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 130A-B or MCDB 101A-B.
Introduction to genetics. Mendel's laws, structure, replication and expression of DNA, linkage and chromosomal aberrations, mutation and recombination, concepts of genetic variability, quantitative and populationgenetics.
EEMB 130. Population Genetics
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A with a grade of C or better.
Enrollment Comments: EEMB 129 recommended. Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 130C.
The consequences of mendelian principles in diploid populations, including quantitative genetics; genetic correlations, gene frequency, change under selection, the effects of mutation on populations, gene interactions in fitness, and ecological genetics.
EEMB 131. Principles of Evolution
(4) SWEET
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A; and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, or Geology 2 and 3, or EARTH 2 and 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as EARTH 121. Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 131.
A foundation course concerning the mechanisms of evolution at micro- and macroevolutionary levels, and interpretation of the resulting patterns of adaptation and organic diversity.
EEMB 132. The Early Evolution of Life and its Environmental Context
(4) PORTER
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A & MCDB 1B & EEMB 2 & EEMB 3 (all with a minimum grade of C- or better) or Earth 3 or 30 or 111
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with Earth 243. Quarters usually offered: Spring, Fall.
The first 3.5 billion years of life and the environmental context in which it evolved. Highly multidisciplinary, drawing on evidence from geology, geochemistry, paleontology, and comparative biology.
EEMB 134. Biology of Seaweeds and Phytoplankton
(5) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 134.
Overview on the biology of macroalgae and phytoplankton, with emphasis on living and adapting in the various environments. Topics include form-function, ecophysiology, unique aspects of biochemistry, antiherbivorestrategies, applied phycology and mariculture.
EEMB 135. Invertebrate Paleobiology
(4) PORTER
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A & MCDB 1B & EEMB 2 & EEMB 3 (all with a grade of C- or better) or Earth 3 or 30 or 111.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with Earth 244.
Important topics in paleobiology are discussed in the context of the evolutionary history of invertebrate animal life. These include macroevolutionary theory, diversification and extinction events, ecological and geobiological interactions through time, and the incompleteness of the fossil record.
EEMB 136. Principles of Paleontology
(4) TIFFNEY
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: an introductory biology course.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as EARTH 111. Letter grade required for majors. Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 111.
The ecological structure and evolution of the biosphere as illustrated by the fossil record.
EEMB 136L. Principles of Paleontology Laboratory
(2) TIFFNEY
Prerequisite: EEMB 136 (may be taken concurrently).
Enrollment Comments: Same course as EARTH 111L. Letter grade required for majors. Not open for credit to students who have have completed Biology 111L.
Exercises and projects in the identification and interpretation of fossil taxa and fossil communities.
EEMB 137. Plant Paleobiology
(4) TIFFNEY
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Recommended Preparation: EARTH 111 or EEMB 136.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as EARTH 141. Letter grade required for majors. Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 110, or Geol 141.
Examination of the history of land plants; the systematics, morphology, and phylogeny of major groups. Major evolution and biogeographic patterns.
EEMB 137L. Plant Paleobiology Laboratory
(1) TIFFNEY
Prerequisite: EEMB 137 or EARTH 141 (may be taken concurrently).
Enrollment Comments: Same course as EARTH 141L. Letter grade required for majors. Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 110L or Geol 111L.
Anatomy, morphology, and systematics of fossil plants from the specimens.
EEMB 138. Ethology and Behavioral Ecology
(5) PROULX, WARNER
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 138.
Animal behavior and social organization viewed from evolutionary and whole animal perspectives. Specific topics stress environmental influences and natural selection and include: classical ethology, development and learning, communication, foraging, aggression, territoriality, mating systems, parental care, altruism, and sociobiology.
EEMB 139. Sensory Ecology and Evolution
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; and, Mathematics 3A-B or 34A-B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Recommended Preparation: Physics 6A-B-C.
Sensory mechanisms, their ecological/evolutionary consequences, vision, and other senses in natural environments, composition of visual backgrounds, perception of pattern, animal communication, predator-prey relationships, detection of prey/territorial neighbors/mates, polymorphism, detecting, measuring, and predicting natural selection, response to changing environments.
EEMB 140. General Plant Ecology
(4) MAHALL
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 140.
An introduction to the principles of plant ecology.
EEMB 140L. General Plant Ecology Lab
(2) MAHALL
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; and, EEMB 140 (may be taken concurrently); Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 140L.
Field and laboratory research techniques.
EEMB 141. Physiological Plant Ecology
(6) MAHALL
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-1B, EEMB 2 and 3; and MCDB 117 or 118 or EEMB 140; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
A study of the environmental and physiological parameters of plant distributions and niches.
EEMB 142A. Aquatic Communities
(4) COOPER, SCHMITT, EVEN
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 120.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed EEMB 145C.
A survey of the patterns of distribution, diversity, an abundance of species in marine and freshwater communities, with an emphasis on the dynamic interactions which shape these patterns. Applied aspects: fisheries, mariculture.
EEMB 142AL. Methods in Aquatic Community Ecology
(3) COOPER, SCHMITT, EVEN
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 142A.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 145CL.
Experience in the field techniques of aquatic community ecology.
EEMB 142B. Environmental Processes in Oceans and Lakes
(4) PREZELIN, MACINTYRE, CARLSON
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 145A.
A discussion of biological, chemical, physical, and optical processes in marine and freshwater environments and the linkage between these processes. Emphasis on primary production, global biogeochemical cycles, nutrient dynamics, and synoptic mapping of biological and physical patterns.
EEMB 142BL. Chemical and Physical Methods of Aquatic Environments
(4) MACINTYRE
Prerequisite: EEMB 142B (may be taken concurrently); Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 145AL. To complete the laboratory and field protion of EEMB 145AL requires at least 8 hrs/wk. of in-class time (i.e., 0900 to 1700). Two field trips require 10 hours. Oral presentations are also required.
A survey of physical and chemical methods used by limnologists and oceanographers supplemented with field observations.
EEMB 142C. Environmental Processes in Oceans and Lakes
(4) COOPER
Prerequisite: EEMB 142B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 145B.
A continuation of EEMB 142B with emphasis on secondary productivity, ecology of higher trophic levels including zoo plankton and fish, food web dynamics, benthic-pelagic coupling, ocean circulation, and biogeographical aspects of pelagic communities.
EEMB 142CL. Methods of Aquatic Biology
(3) BRZEZINSKI, STAFF
Prerequisite: EEMB 142C (may be taken concurrently); Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed EEMB 145BL.
Laboratory and field techniques used to measure various biological processes including productivity, and to sample, identify, enumerate, and culture marine organisms.
EEMB 143. Ecological Physiology
(3) HOFMANN
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 143.
Consideration of the physiological responses and adaptations of animals to their environments. Emphasis on the underlying physiological and biochemical mechanisms. A comparative approach in nature emphasizing aquatic animals.
EEMB 143L. Laboratory in Ecological Physiology
(2) HOFMANN
Prerequisite: EEMB 143(may be taken concurrently); Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 143L.
Semi-independent study lab to accompany EEMB 143. Study of the physiological responses and adaptations of animals to their environment. Aquatic animals emphasized.
EEMB 144. Marine Microbiology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: EEMB 145A-B or MCDB 131 strongly recommended.
Exploration of evolution, ecology, biochemistry, and genetics of marine bacteria. Topics include: historical perspective, molecular approaches in microbial ecology, trophic interactions/biogeochemistry, physiological adaptations, and biochemistry and genetics of selected systems bioluminescence, deep-sea adaptations, cell-surface interactions, starvation survival).
EEMB 144L. Marine Microbiology Lab
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; concurrent enrollment in EEMB 144 or 142B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
A laboratory survey of the diversity, physiology and ecology of marine prokaryotes, and methods used to identify, quantify and measure their activities.
EEMB 146. Biometry
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Mathematics 3A-B or 34A-B; and EEMB 30 or PSTAT 5A; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 146A or EEMB 146A.
Linear models and least squares fitting: simple and multiple linear regression; analysis of variance (fixed, random and mixed models; crossed and nested effects; balanced and unbalanced designs); analysis of covariance, factorial designs; incomplete layouts; use of transformations.
EEMB 148. Ecology of Running Waters
(4) EVEN
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 148.
Review of literature on the physics, chemistry, and biology of running water ecosystems.
EEMB 148L. Investigations in Stream Ecology
(3) COOPER
Prerequisite: EEMB 148 (may be taken concurrently); Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 148L.
Introduction to field methods used in lotic ecology. Design and execution of research projects emphasized.
EEMB 149. Mariculture for the 21st Century: Research Frontiers
(4) COLLINS, STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 149. Same courseas MCDB 149.
Recent progress and new directions in research increasing production of valuable marine animals, plants, and microorganisms. Control of reproduction, development, growth and disease in marine species; problems encountered in commercializing production; regional and biological solutions; the role of modern biotechnology.
EEMB 151. Phytoplankton Photoecology
(3) PREZELIN
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; and, EEMB 142B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
How sunlight controls all aspects of phytoplankton biology, thus affecting many large scale ocean processes where phytoplankton play a central role; primarily production, biogeochemcial cycling, impacts of climate change on oceans due to global warming and ozone depletion. Topics include photosynthesis, photoadaptation, photoinhibition and photoregulation of metabolism, behavior and survival strategies. The evolutionary similarities and differences between taxonomic groupings of photoplankton are examined as well as the present photoecology of harmful algal blooms, picophytoplankton and microalgal symbionts of corals and other marine animals.
EEMB 152. Applied Marine Ecology
(5) SCHMITT, HOLBROOK
Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 100, or EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, or EEMB 3; and Mathematics 3A or 34A.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 120.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Environmental Studies 152.
Introduction to the application of ecological principles and methods to environmental problems in marine habitats. Focus on problems that are local, regional, and global in scale. Concepts illustrated with case studies.
EEMB 153. Ecology of Lakes and Wetlands
(4) MELACK
Prerequisite: EEMB 142B; and, EEMB 142A or EEMB 120; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
An examination of ecological aspects of lakes, wetlands, and their catchments integrating biogeochemical processes, biological-physical coupling, and population and community ecology. Applications of remote sensing and ecological models; human-caused impacts and their management.
EEMB 154. Integrative Physiology
(4) SUAREZ
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; and, Chemistry 109A-B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 157 strongly recommended.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 153A.
A rigorous introduction to how animals function, integrating information and concepts appropriate to the understanding of physiological processes from the level of molecules to whole organisms.
EEMB 155CC. Global Change Biology
(4) HOFMANN
Prerequisite: EEMB 3 with a grade of C- or better.
Explores the impact of environmental change (e.g., global warming, ocean acidification, drought) on ecosystems and organisms. Case studies and readings from the primary literature will be used. The course will cover both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
EEMB 156. Biology of Reproduction
(4) COLLINS
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 156.
Examination of hormonal mechanisms regulating initiation/maintenance of reproductive function in vertebrates. Review of regulation of fertilization/pregnancy/parturition. Endocrine aspects do not duplicate topics covered in EEMB 155, and provide background in physiology for MCDB 126B.
EEMB 157. Cell Physiology
(4) SUAREZ
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
An analysis of processes fundamental to the functioning of cells, using actual examples from the protista. These processes include, but are not limited to, membrane structure and function, motility, metabolite transport, protein trafficking, energy acquisition and utilization.
EEMB 159. Tropical Ecology
(4) EVEN
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A and MCDB 1B and EEMB 2 and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Examination of ecological processes in terrestrial and aquatic tropical environments.
EEMB 163. Deep-Sea Biology
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 153.
Consideration of the biology of midwater and benthic organisms living beneath the euphotic zone. Emphasis on dynamic aspects of biological processes in this unique environment. Surveys of major deep-sea taxa and the history of deep-sea biology are included.
EEMB 164. Marine Pharmacology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A; and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B; and, EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 129 or MCDB 101A, and Chemistry 107A or 130A.
A comprehensive examination of unique natural product probes and toxins that define physiological pathways and serve as a basis for modern pharmacology.
EEMB 164L. Marine Pharmacology Laboratory
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 164.
Characterizing physiological pathways in isolated tissues, organs, and intact animal preparations using natural product probes.
EEMB 165. Fields Studies in Marine Ecological Physiology
(4) HOFMANN
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-1B, EEMB 2 and 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
An integration of fields and laboratory approaches to questions in marine ecological physiology. Using local coastal field sites, participants conduct a team research project. Participants collect, analyze, and present the results. Involves occasional field trips and lab work.
EEMB 166. Field Approaches to Terrestial Plant and Ecosystem Ecology
(5) STAFF
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 and 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 120, 135, 140, 141, or 171.
An intensive lecture and field course in local habitats examining biological invasions, resource cycling, vegetation succession, fire ecology, and seed banks. Lectures introduce ecological principles, and field labs demonstrate methodology. An additional weekend lab or outside project is required.
EEMB 166FT. Terrestial Plant and Ecosystem Ecology - Weekend Mini Course
(1) STAFF
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 166.
Enrollment Comments: One weekend field trip.
A Friday to Sunday field trip to desert, alpine, and sagebrush ecosystems in California. Field projects examine questions posed in EEMB 166.
EEMB 167. Applied Freshwater Ecology
(4) COOPER
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 and 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Providing sufficient quantities of high quality freshwater will be the single biggest challenge facing humanity in the next century. The course explores the scientific basis for evaluating and addressing the impacts of environmental change of freshwater ecosystems.
EEMB 168. Conservation Ecology
(4) LATTO
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 and 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Introduction to the practical application of biological principles to conserving biodiversity. Covers tools and theory derived from both ecology and evolutionary biology such as metapopulation theory and population viability analysis as applied to real world examples.
EEMB 169. The Effects of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems
(4) IGLESIAS-RODRIQUEZ
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A,MCDB 1B,EEMB 2,and EEMB 3. Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Repeat Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed EEMB 155CC.
Covers the causes and effects of climate change on coastal and open ocean environments. Examples will include the effects of deoxygenation, ocean acidification, warming and pollution both in the modern ocean and using the paleorecord.
EEMB 170. Biology of the Marine-Land Interface
(4) PAGE
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A, and EEMB 2 and MCDB 1B, and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Letter grade required for majors. Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 141. Offered during summer session only.
Influence of physical factors on adaptations of shoreline organisms with emphasis on the arthropods.
EEMB 171. Ecosystem Processes
(4) SCHIMEL
Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 100 or EEMB 2 or MCDB 1B.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 120.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Environmental Studies 171. Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 171.
An examination of the key processes that regulate ecosystem productivity and function in terrestrial ecosystems. Specific foci include: plant- soil linkages including decomposition and nutrient supply, and the role of above- and below-ground community composition on element cycles.
EEMB 172. Theoretical Population Ecology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-B; and EEMB 2-3; and Math 3A-B or 34A-B; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a C- or better.
Examines the ecological theory pertaining to population dynamics, species interactions, and community properties, and explore how mathematical and computer modeling has influenced the development of ecological theory. Includes case studies and computer exercises.
EEMB 175. ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTATION
(3) SUAREZ
Prerequisite: EEMB 154 or MCDB 108A must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed EEMB 155.
Introduction to the concepts and literature concerning mechanisms underlying physiological and evolutionary adaptations that allow animals to exploit various environments and adapt to environmental change. Lectures and student presentations.
EEMB 176. Advanced Biostatistics
(5) RICE
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 176L; consent of instructor.
Accelerated overview of parametric and nonparametric statistical techniques that are used in the biological sciences. The course unifies nearly all traditional statistical tests by expressing them all as a single unified testing protocol.
EEMB 176L. Advanced Biostatistics Laboratory
(2) RICE
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 176.
Students use computerized sampling to evaluate the robustness and power of a wide diversity of parametric vs. nonparametric tests. Students also learn to use computerized software to carry out all the tests described in the lecture class.
EEMB 179. Modeling Environmental and Ecological Change
(4) NISBET
Prerequisite: Mathematics 34A-B or 3A-B; completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 179.
An introduction to mathematical and computer models in studies of the natural environment with emphasis on population dynamics. Case studies of interacting physical, chemical and biological phenomena.
EEMB 179H. Ecological Modeling - Honors
(1) NISBET
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 179 and consent of instructor.
Honors component of EEMB 179 designed to permit an in-depth study involvingformulation, analysis and interpretation of an ecological model. A written report on the work is required.
EEMB 180. Evolutionary theory and models of behavioral processes
(5) PROULX
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-B; EEMB 2-3; Math 3A-B or Math 34A-B; C- or better in all listed prerequisites.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 129 or EEMB 101
A mathematical approach to understanding the process of evolutionary change with an emphasis on behavioral strategies starting wtih natural selection, frequency dependent selection, sex ratio, and selection for local adaptation. Using an evolutionary framework, the consequences of behavioral strategies will be studied, including foraging strategies, mating behavior, and social behavior.
EEMB 181. Science in the Media
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A and MCDB 1B and EEMB 2 and EEMB 3; Completion of all listed prerequisites with a grade of C- or better.
Critical look at science stories in the popular media. Students will learn to read and present scientific papers, write about science, and interpret research. Not applicable to credit for the EEMB or MCDB majors.
EEMB 182. Communicating Ocean Science
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Sophmore standing or higher; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: At least one quarter of biology, chemistry, geology, or physics and an interest in marine science.
Students interested in improving their ability to communicate their scientific knowledge by teaching in K-12, college, and public education settings. Course combines instruction in inquiry-based teaching methods and learning pedagogy with 10 weeks of supervised field experience. Students practice communicating scientific knowledge and receive mentoring on how to improve their presentations.
EEMB 183. Introduction to Teaching in Biology
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with MCDB 183 to a maximum of 5 units but no units may be applied toward the major.
Students will assist instructor in teaching course in which the student previously received a grade of A or better. Activities will be determined in consultation with the instructor and may include leading discussion, laboratory, or tutorial section(s), attending lectures, and grading exams.
EEMB 184. Internship in Biological Sciences
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; consent of department.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Students must have a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 15 units.
Opportunity to obtain practical biological related experience by working under faculty direction as an intern with local, state, federal, or private agencies. A written report will be submitted for evaluation.
EEMB 185. Field Work in Oceanography
(1-8) PREZELIN, CARLSON
Prerequisite: EEMB 142B or 142C; consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 8 units but only 4 units may be applied toward the major. Hours: variable, 3-24 hours minimum.
Participation as a member of a scientific party on Scripps Institution (UCSD), NMFS, and UCSB oceanographic cruises. Cruise duration is variable (7 to 60 days), and course units will vary with cruise duration. Supervision by scientific party leader. Report required.
EEMB 188RE. Conservation and Restoration Seminar
(1) STRATTON
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units; may be repeated for credit in major to a maximum of 4 units.
Seminar explores current topics in conservation biology and restoration ecology including basic and applied questions related to the conservation, restoration and management of populations,communities and ecosystems. Presentations and discussions may include model ecosystem studies, hands on restoration or conservation projects & lessons learned, and political, economic and philosophical issues.
EEMB 189. Nature and Science Education Practicum
(4) THORSCH, J
Prerequisite: Env S 2 and MCDB 20 or EEMB 22; or EEMB 2 and EEMB 3 and MCDB 1A and MCDB 1B; or by permission of the instructor.
Recommended Preparation: ENV S 100 or EEMB 120 or 168
Enrollment Comments: Students in related majors should consult with the instructor about the possibility of using other course work toward meeting prerequisites. Same course as ENV S 191.
Offered in conjunction with CCBER's Kids in Nature environmental education program, students gain hands-on experience teaching ecology and environmental science while receiving instruction from professionals on topics ranging from science education, teaching strategies, lesson plan development, and public speaking.
EEMB 192. Special Topics in Biological Sciences
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in EEMB or MCDB and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 192 and MCDB 192. Maximum units for credit in major: 8 for BS; 4 for BA.
Special topics of current importance in biological sciences. Course contentwill vary. Information may be obtained from the department office.
EEMB 194AAZZ. Group Studies for Advanced Students
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 194AA-ZZ and MCDB 194AA-ZZ to a maximum of 8 units. Individual letter designations may be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units. Maximum units for credit in major: 8 BS; 4 BA. See also credit limits with other courses in descriptionof major requirements.
Oral reports by students.
EEMB 194AA. Evolutionary Ecology
EEMB 194AL. Energetics of Animal Locomotion
EEMB 194B. Manipulating Reproduction
EEMB 194BC. Advanced Community Ecology
EEMB 194BN. Behavioral Neurobiology
EEMB 194C. Systematics
EEMB 194CE. Community Ecology
EEMB 194D. Plant Ecology
EEMB 194DD. Endocrinology
EEMB 194DL. Contemporary Approaches to Marine Biology
EEMB 194EE. Symbiosis
EEMB 194EG. Evolutionary Genetics
EEMB 194EN. Environmental Endocrinology
EEMB 194ET. Ecological Toxicology
EEMB 194EV. Evolutionary Biology
EEMB 194FF. Photosynthesis
EEMB 194GG. Evolutionary Morphology
EEMB 194H. Group Studies for Advanced Students
EEMB 194J. Evolutionary and Behavioral Ecology of Vertibrates
EEMB 194M. Reproductive Ecology and Evolution
EEMB 194MMAAZZ. Marine Microbiology
(2) CARLSON C A
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 194AA-ZZ and MCDB 194AA-ZZ to a maximum of 8 units. Individual letter designations may be repeated for credit to a maximum of 4 units. Maximum units for credit in major: 8 BS; 4 BA. See also credit limits with other courses in description of major requirements.
Oral reports by students.
EEMB 194MR. Metabolic Regulation
EEMB 194MS. Group Studies for Advanced Students
EEMB 194NV. Natural Variation
EEMB 194O. Ecological Genetics
EEMB 194P. Population Ecology
EEMB 194Q. Aquatic Biology
EEMB 194RR. Research Reviews in Aquatic Ecology
EEMB 194S. Plant Systematics and Evolution
EEMB 194T. Parasitology
EEMB 194TE. Theoretical Ecology and Evolution
EEMB 194VE. Topics in Visual Ecology
EEMB 194Z. Ecoligical Physiology
EEMB 197. Directed Studies
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: EEMB major; consent of department; upper-division standing; completion of two upper-division courses in MCDB or EEMB.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 in upper-division major courses. Students are limited to a maximum of 12 units in EEMB 197 and MCDB 197 combined. Maximum units for credit defined on major sheets. See also credit limits with other courses in description of major requirements.
Hours and credit by arrangement with any faculty member.
EEMB 198. Directed Readings
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: EEMB major; consent of department; upper-division standing; completion of two upper-division courses in MCDB or EEMB.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in upper-division major courses. Students are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. Maximum units for credit in major: 8 BS; 4 BA. See also creditt limits with other courses in description of major requirements.
Individual conferences one hour every two weeks. Special readings designed to broaden the outlook of students and to knit into a cohesive whole the basic principles underlying the major disciplines in the field.
EEMB 199. Independent Studies
(1-5) STAFF
Prerequisite: EEMB majors only; consent of instructor and department; upper-division standing; two upper-division courses in MCDB or EEMB.
Enrollment Comments: Students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in upper-division major courses and are limited to 5 units per quarter and 30 units total in all 98/99/198/199/199AA-ZZ courses combined. Maximum units for credit in major: 8 BS; 4 BA. See also credit limits with other courses in description of major requirements. Tutorial, 1-3 hours; field, 1-5 hours.
Hours and credit by arrangement with any faculty member. Laboratory or field.
Collapse Courses Graduate 
EEMB 201. Molecular Evolution
(4) TURNER
Prerequisite: EEMB 2 or MCDB 1A or Geol 3 or instructor approval
Major concepts in evolutionary biology, presented with a genetic emphasis. Provides an introduction to the study of population genetic processes and the patterns of genomic evolution, adaptation, and speciation that result from these processes.
EEMB 211. Parasitology
(5) KURIS
Prerequisite: EEMB 2-2L or MCDB 1B-BL; and, EEMB 3-3L or equivalents.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 211.
An ecological approach to parasitism. Survey of parasites of humans and other animals. Discussion of evolutionary, genetic, immunological, sociological, political, and economic aspects. Laboratory stresses anatomy and life cycles of living material.
EEMB 212. Topics in Parasitology
(3) KURIS
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 212.
Consideration of theoretical aspects of parasite ecology, evolution, and physiology. General biology of a selected group of parasites chosen in consultation with students. Laboratory: individualized study of parasitological aspects relevant to students' general interests. An oral and written report is required.
EEMB 217. Flow and Aquatic Ecosystems
(3) MACINTYRE
Prerequisite: EEMB 142A-B-C or equivalent; and, Math 3A-B or 34A-B or equivalent.
Recommended Preparation: Physics 6A-B-C.
An introduction to the interaction of hydrodynamics with aquatic organisms and ecosystems and use of quantitative approaches in aquatic ecology. Case studies include examples from lakes, rivers, kelp forests, and coral reefs.
EEMB 222. Experimental Design Workshop
(2) RICE
Prerequisite: Introductory course in statistics.
A workshop for students focusing on statistica issues in the design and analysis of ecological experiments. Includes extensive analyses of real data sets supplied by the students. Specific topics vary each year.
EEMB 225. Dynamics of Ecological Systems
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: EEMB 120; and Mathematics 3A or 34A.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 225.
Covers recent advances in analyzing the dynamics of ecological populations and communities based on the properties of individual organisms. Relates evolution, physiology, and behavior to dynamics.
EEMB 228. Ecological Constraints to Ecosystem Restoration
(4) D'ANTONIO
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 120 or Environmental Studies 100.
Enrollment Comments: Concurrently offered with EEMB 128.
Integrates ecological principles with practical issues involved in ecosystem restoration. Beginning with the challenge of selecting goals and establishing a target trajectory, students evaluate how ecological knowledge can guide restoration and whether sustainable states or trajectories can be achieved.
EEMB 230. Population Genetics
(4) MAZER
Prerequisite: MCDB 101A-B or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have complete Biology 230C.
The consequences of mendelian principles in diploid pop ulations, includingquantitative genetics, genetic correlations, gene frequency, change under selection, the effects of mutation on populations, gene interactions in fitness, and ecological genetics.
EEMB 234. Phycology
(5) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-AL; and, MCDB 1B-BL or EEMB 2-2L; and, EEMB 3-3L, or equivalents.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 234.
Overview on the biology of macroalgae and phytoplankton, with emphasis on living and adapting in the various environments. Topics include form-function, ecophysiology, unique aspects of bio-chemistry, antiherbivore strategies, applied phycology and mariculture.
EEMB 235. Current Topics in Phycology
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Discussion of current research on algae and their economic uses.
EEMB 241. Advanced Physiological Plant Ecology
(7) MAHALL
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-AL; and, MCDB 1B-BL or EEMB 2-2L; and, EEMB 3-3L; and, EEMB 140 or one course in plant physiology.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Botany 241.
A study of the evnironmental and physiological parameters of plant distributions and niches with special reference to methods.
EEMB 243. Biological Oceanography
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 243.
Current concepts in biological oceanography focusin on the coupling of biotic processes to ocean physics, chemistry and sedimentation. Emphasis on areas of active research with critical evaluation of current and seminalliterature.
EEMB 244. Marine Microbiology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-AL; and, MCDB 1B-BL or EEMB 2-2L; and, EEMB 3-3L; and, MCDB 110, 13EEMB 145A-B-C; and, Chemistry 1A-B-C; or equivalents.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 252.
Exploration of evolution, ecology, biochemistry, and genetics of marine bacteria. Topics include: historical perspective, molecular approaches in in microbial ecology, trophic interactions/biogeochemistry, physiological adaptations, and biochemistry and genetics of selected systems (bioluminescence, deep-sea adaptations, cell-surface interactions, starvation survival).
EEMB 244L. Marine Microbiology Laboratory
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-AL; and, MCDB 1B-BL or EEMB 2-2L; and, EEMB 3-3L; and, EEMB 144 (mube taken concurrently) or EEMB 145A; and, consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 252L.
A laboratory survey of the diversity, physiology and ecology of marine prokaryotes, and methods used to identify, quantify and measure their activities.
EEMB 245. Advanced Population Biology
(4) NISBET
Prerequisite: One course in ecology and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 245.
An in depth look at selected aspects of population and community dynamics of organisms. Extensive reading of original papers.
EEMB 247. Quantitative Methods in Biology
(3) BRIGGS
Recommended Preparation: One year of calculus or consent of instructor.
A review of quantitative methods required to develop models of biological and ecological systems. Topics illustrated through computer exercises.
EEMB 248. Ecology of Running Waters
(4) EVEN
Prerequisite: EEMB 145B or consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 248.
Review of literature on the physics, chemistry, and biology of running water ecosystems.
EEMB 249. Mariculture: Research Frontiers in Farming the Sea
(4) COLLINS, STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as MCDB 249. Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 249.
Recent progress and new directions in research increasing production of valuable marine animals, plants and microorganisms. Control of reproduction, development, growth and disease in marine species; problems encountered in commercializing production; regional and biological solutions; the role of modern biotechnology.
EEMB 250. Phytoplankton Photoecology
(3) PREZELIN
How sunlight controls all aspects of phytoplankton biolgy, thus affecting many large scale ocean processes where phytoplankton play a central role; primarily production, biogeochemcial cycling, impacts of climate change on oceans due to global warming and ozone depletion. Topics include photosynthesis, photoadaptation, photoinhibition and photoregulation of metabolism, behavior and survival strategies. The evolutionary similarities and differences between taxonomic groupings of photoplankton are examined as well as the present photoecology of harmful algal blooms, picophytoplankton and microalgal symbionts of corals and other marine animals. Different criteria and more sophisticated assignments for grads.
EEMB 264. Marine Pharmacology
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
History and scope of the use of natural product probes in biology and theirrelationship to physiology, chemistry, and biochemistry.
EEMB 264L. Marine Pharmacology Laboratory
(3) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Characterizing physiological pathways in isolated tissues, organs, and intact animal preparations using natural product probes.
EEMB 266. Biology of Reproduction
(4) COLLINS
Prerequisite: MCDB 1A-AL; and, MCDB 1B-BL or EEMB 2-2L; and, EEMB 3-3L or equivalents.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Zoology 156 or EEMB 156.
Examination of hormonal mechanisms regulating initiation/maintenance of reproductive function in vertibrates. Review of regulation of fertilization/pregnancy/parturition. Endocrine aspects do not duplicate topics covered in EEMB 155, and provide background in physiology for MCDB 226B.
EEMB 271. Ecosystem Processes
(4) SCHIMEL
Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 13 or MCDB 1B-BL or EEMB 2-2L.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 120.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 271.
An examination of carbonand nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. Specific foci will include plant-soil linkages including decomposition and nutrient supply, and the role of above- and below-ground community composition on element cycles.
EEMB 272. Theoretical Population Ecology
(4) BRIGGS
Recommended Preparation: MCDB 1A-B; and EEMB 2-3; and Math 3A-B or 34A-B
Examine the ecological theory pertaining to population dynamics, species interactions, and community properties, and explore how mathematical and computer modeling has influenced the development of ecological theory. Includes case studies and computer exercises
EEMB 275. Environmental Adaptation
(3) SUAREZ
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to the concepts and literature concerning mechanisms underlying physiological and evolutionary adaptations that allow animals to exploit various environments and adapt to environmental change. Open to graduate students from various disciplines. Lectures and student presentations.
EEMB 276. Advanced Biostatistics
(5) RICE
Prerequisite: Graduate standing; concurrent enrollment in EEMB 276L.
Accelerated overview of parametric and nonparametric techniques that are used in the biological sciences. The course unifies nearly all traditional statistical tests by expressing them all as a single unified testing protocol.
EEMB 276L. Advanced Biostatistics Lab
(2) RICE
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EEMB 276.
Students use computerized samplng to measure the robustness and power of a wide diversity of parametric vs. nonparametric tests. Students also learn to use computerized software to carry out all the tests described in the lecture class.
EEMB 279. Modeling Environmental and Ecological Change
(4) NISBET
Prerequisite: Mathematics 34A-B or 3A-B or equivalent.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 279.
An introduction to mathematica and computer models in studies of the natural environment with emphasis on population dynamics. Case studies of interacting physical, chemical and biological phenomena.
EEMB 280. Evolutionary theory and models of behavioral processes
(5) PROULX
Prerequisite: Graduate student standing
EEMB 281. Science in the Media
(2) STAFF
Recommended Preparation: One year course in introductory biology
Critical look at science stories in the popular media. Students will learn to read and present scientific papers, write about science, and interpret research.
EEMB 285. Field Work in Oceanography
(1-8) PREZELIN
Prerequisite: Upper-division courses in aquatic biology and/or geology.
Enrollment Comments: Not open for credit to students who have completed Biology 285.
Participation as a member of the scientific part on Scripps institution (UCSD), NMFS, and UCSB oceanographic cruises. Cruise duration is variable (7 to 60 days), and course units will vary with cruise duration. Supervision by scientific party leader. Report required.
EEMB 288RE. Restoration Ecology Seminar
(1) THORSCH
Seminar explores current topics in restoration ecology including model projects, techniques, structured research, performance criteria, political and philosophical issues and may include site visits.
EEMB 290. Introduction to Faculty Research
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Strongly encouraged for all first year graduate students; open to continuingraduate students. Undergraduates by consent of instructor.
Presentation and discussion of current EEMB faculty research. Informal discussions follow weekly faculty member research presentations. This seminar exposes graduate students to the breadth of departmental research, facilitates graduate-faculty interaction, and offers an intellectual setting for student interaction.
EEMB 292. Advanced Special Topics in Biological Sciences
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 292.
Special topics of current importance in biological sciences. Course content will vary. Information on course content may be obtained in the department office.
EEMB 295A. Soils and Ecosystems
(3) CHADWICK, SCHIMEL
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: Same course as Geography 295A.
Development of the links between the biological and in organic components of the soil. Water availability and nutrients control plant and soil microbial communities. These in turn affect the soil by enhancing weathering and modifying the local environment.
EEMB 500. Teaching Assistant Orientation
(1) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: Required of all teaching assistants. No unit credit allowed toward advanceddegree. May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 500.
General orientation regarding the University of California and the Santa Barbara campus; various pertinent regulations, officials and their functions, staff and functions; services available to teaching assistants and to students. Prospective teaching assistants are encouraged to take this course during the fall quarter prior to their employment.
EEMB 501. Practicum in Instruction
(1-4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Concurrent teaching assistant employment.
Enrollment Comments: No unit credit allowed toward advanced degree. May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 501.
Practical experience in teaching within specified areas of biology. Students will have responsibility for one or more laboratory and/or discussion sections. Staff will periodically observe teaching assistants in actual teaching situations. Evaluation forms will be completed by members of the class sections.
EEMB 502. Techniques of Teaching and Laboratory Class Supervision
(1-2) EARDLEY, COOPER
Prerequisite: Concurrent teaching assistant employment.
Enrollment Comments: Required of all teaching assistants. No unit credit allowed toward advanceddegree. May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 502.
Weekly discussion and readings on techniques of teaching including lecturing, leading discussions, writing and grading exams, student-teacher interactions classroom dynamics, and teaching philosophy.
EEMB 503. Research Practium in Biology
(1-2) STAFF
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 503.
Basic procedures and methods of research in a specific area as determined by consultation between the supervising faculty member and the research assistant. Includes weekly meetings and consultations, and formal evaluations.
EEMB 508. Levels of Biological Organization i: Individuals and Populations
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Fall.
This is the first in a set of two advanced courses in ecology and evolution, and includes modules on adaptation and organismal function, life history theory and fitness, and population dynamics.
EEMB 509. Levels of Biological Organization II: Communities and Ecosystems
(4) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Recommended Preparation: EEMB 508.
This is the second in a set of advanced courses in ecology and evolution, and includes modules on the origins of diversity, species interactions and coexistence, the causes and consequences of food-web complexity, and ecosystem level processes.
EEMB 510. Professional Development for Graduate Students
(2) HOFMANN
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Survey of topics significant to graduate student professional development, including CV preparation, grant proposal writing, and publication. Course participants have the opportunity to enhance specific academic skills through interaction with peers and the faculty instructor in a workshop format.
EEMB 511. Writing Science
(2) SCHIMEL
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Quarters usually offered: Winter.
A hands-on workshop to polish writing skills. Modules focus on “story telling” to make ideas compelling, streamlining to make writing compact and effective, and developing flow of ideas and paragraphs. Students work on a chapter, paper, or proposal.
EEMB 590. EEMB Colloquium
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 590.
Presentation and discussion of recent work in ecology, evolution, behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology, physiological ecology, and marine biology, by eminent and nationally and internationally well known biologists. Optional individual discussion in addition to formal lecture.
EEMB 595AAZZ. Group Studies
(2) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: Individual letter designations may be repeated for credit to a maximum of 108 units.
A critical review of research in selected fields of biology. Subject matter for these seminars will be selected from the following list: (refer to individual letter designations.)
EEMB 595A. Ecology and Evolution
EEMB 595AA. Evolutionary Ecology
EEMB 595AL. Energetics of Animal Locomotion
EEMB 595B. Manipulating Reproduction
EEMB 595BC. Advanced Community Ecology
EEMB 595BN. Behavioral Neurobiology
EEMB 595C. Systematics
EEMB 595CE. Community Ecology
EEMB 595CR. Ecology of Coral Reefs
EEMB 595D. Plant Ecology
EEMB 595DD. Group Studies
EEMB 595DL. Contempoarary Approaches to Marine Biology
EEMB 595DS. Ecological Data Synthesis
EEMB 595EE. Symbiosis
EEMB 595EG. Evolutionary Genetics
EEMB 595EM. Ecosystem Management
EEMB 595EN. Environmental Endocrinology
EEMB 595ET. Ecological Toxicology
EEMB 595EV. Evolutionary Biology
EEMB 595FF. Photosynthesis
EEMB 595GC. Global Change and Ecology
EEMB 595GG. Evolutionary Morphology
EEMB 595H. Marine Molecular Ecology and Physiology
EEMB 595J. Evolutionary and Behavioral Ecology of Vertibrates
EEMB 595K. Biometry
EEMB 595L. Philosophy of Science
EEMB 595M. Reproductive Ecology and Evolution
EEMB 595MM. Marine Microbial Ecology
EEMB 595MR. Metabolic Regulation
EEMB 595MS. Marine Science
EEMB 595O. Ecological Genetics
EEMB 595P. Advanced Population Ecology
EEMB 595Q. Aquatic Biology
EEMB 595RR. Research Reviews in Aquatic Ecology
EEMB 595S. Plant Systematics and Evolution
EEMB 595T. Parasitology
EEMB 595TE. Theoretical Ecology and Evolution
EEMB 595TP. Terrestrial Plant and Ecosystem Ecology
EEMB 595Z. Ecological Physiology
EEMB 596. Directed Reading and Research
(2-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 596 up to half of the graduate units required for the M.A. degree.
Hours and credit by arrangement with faculty.
EEMB 597. Individual Study for Master's Comprehensive Examinations and Ph.D. Examinations
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: No unit credit allowed toward advanced degree. Students are limited to 24 units per examination, and 12 units per quarter. May be repeated for creditin combination with Biology 597.
Individual study for M.A. comprehensive examinations and Ph.D. examinations.
EEMB 598. Master's Thesis Research and Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: M.A. (thesis) candidate and consent of committee chair.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated forcredit in combination with Biology 598 to a maximum of 12 units. No unit credit allowed toward advanced degree.
For research underlying the thesis and writing of the thesis.
EEMB 599. Ph.D. Dissertation Preparation
(1-12) STAFF
Prerequisite: Ph.D. candidate and consent of instructor.
Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit in combination with Biology 599 to a maximum of 12 units.
For writing of the dissertation.