These courses are taught on the UC Davis campus but offer field trips to BML
Ecology and Evolution
EVE 115 Marine Ecology – (4 units: 3 lecture, 1 discussion)
We will examine the factors that affect the distribution and abundance of plant and animal life in the sea including both physical and biological processes at scales from individuals to entire ecosystems. The course also addresses human impacts on marine ecosystems, including fisheries exploitation, invasive species, and global climate change. Examples will be drawn from a variety of habitat types including coral reefs, kelp forests, rocky shores, mud flats, estuaries, and the open ocean to introduce students to the diversity of marine organisms and ecosystems. The local marine environment will be highlighted on a weekend field trip to the Bodega Marine Lab and weekly discussions will introduce students to current areas of marine ecological research.
Prerequisite: a course in ecology (such as EVE 101 or ESP 100) or consent of the instructor. Course offered every other Fall Quarter in even years.
EVE 112 Biology of Invertebrates (3 units)
EVE 112 will introduce upper division students to the diversity of form and function of representative members of most animal phyla. Discussion of anatomy, physiology, embryology, ecology and systematics will form the basis for an evolutionary consideration of the relationships among the major taxa. A laboratory (EVE 112L) will be offered in conjunction with the lecture portion of the course. Prerequisites: Bio Sci 1A,B or equivalent. Courses in systematics, animal ecology, and evolution are highly recommended.
EVE 112L Biology of Invertebrates Lab (2 units)
EVE 112L is an integrated laboratory for students concurrently enrolled in EVE 112. The course will provide students an opportunity to examine the morphology, physiology, and ecology of living, fossil, and histologically prepared representatives of the phyla discussed in the lecture course. Prerequisites: Bio Sci 1A,B or equivalent. Concurrent enrollment in EVE 112 required. Courses in systematics, ecology, and evolution are highly recommended.
GEL/ESP 116: Oceanography (3 units)
Advanced oceanographic topics, including research methods, data analysis, marine resources, anthropogenic impacts, integrated earth/ocean/atmosphere system. Includes lab and field experiences.
GEL 150B Geological Oceanography (3 units)
Introduction to the origin and geologic evolution of ocean basins. Composition and structure of oceanic crust; marine volcanism; and deposition of marine sediments. Interpretation of geologic history if the ocean floor in terms of sea-floor spreading theory.
Wildlife Conservation and Fish Biology
WFC 100 Field Methods in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology (4 units)
Lecture-10 hours total; laboratory-30 hours total; fieldwork-30 hours total. Prerequisite: Environmental Science and Policy 100 or Evolution and Ecology 101 or the equivalent, additional coursework on systematics of groups of organisms desirable, and consent of instructor. Introduction to field methods for research on the ecology and conservation of vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants, and to the scientific method, experimental design, and data preparation. Requires 3 of 6 weekend field trips and preparation of a term project.