Biol 316: General Entomology (4 units): This course focuses on the understanding of species and ecological diversity of insects and their kin. Students learn basic principles of insect population dynamics and how these affect insect diversity in nature and our attempts at controlling insect populations in forests and fields. It also teaches general understanding of insect museum techniques.
Biol 350: General Ecology (3 units): In this course, students learn the relationships of plants and animals to their physical and biological environment; structure and function of populations, communities and ecosystems.
Biol 454B/554B: Research in Tropical Terrestrial Ecology (3 units), odd years: Field-based comparison of tropical lowland deciduous forest and lowland rainforest incorporating basic ecology methodology. Forest structure and diversity of animals emphasized. Students maintain field notebook, submit final paper, and give oral presentation.
Biol 665: Seminar in Ecology (2 units): This course includes critical evaluation of field's primary literature, and oral and/or written presentation of critiques. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units with different topics.