Ecology and Evolutionary Biology courses

EBIO 1010 Diversity of Life
Diversity of Life
An introduction to key concepts in ecology and evolutionary biology emphasizing the diversity among individuals, population, species, communities, and ecosystems.
Co-requisites: EBIO 1015.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 1015 Diversity of Life Laboratory
Diversity of Life Laboratory
Laboratory and field exercises designed to augment the lecture material in EBIO 1010.
Co-requisites: EBIO 1010.
credit hours: 1

EBIO 1040 Global Environmental Change
Global Environmental Change
An introduction to the physical and biological processes that regulate the function of the Earth system. The composition, formation, and stabilization of the Earth's atmosphere and ecosystem will be examined, emphasizing biological processes and ecosystem ecology. With an understanding of the historical rates and mechanisms of natural global change, the means by which human activities alter Earth system function at local to global scales will be explored, along with the consequences of and solutions to human-induced global change.
Notes: This course meets the college non-laboratory science requirement, but it cannot count toward any major or minor requirements in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Students may receive credit for only one of EBIO 1040, 1050, or 2050.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 1080 Introduction to Plants and Human Affairs
Introduction to Plants and Human Affairs
This course is designed to introduce you to plants and how different plants and plant products have shaped human existence. We will explore plant history, plant domestication, and plant products through lectures, readings, discussion, and field trips. (High School Students Only)
credit hours: 3

EBIO 1230 Diversity in Animal Behavior
Diversity in Animal Behavior
Basic concepts in animal behavior, emphasizing diversity among animals and their behaviors and the ecological and evolutionary influences on those behaviors. Course will include discussion of how behaviors are studied, physiological mechanisms of behaviors, animal diversity, and how animals communicate, find mates, reproduce, care for their young, defend and feed themselves and move within their environment.
Notes: Meets the college non-laboratory science requirement. Does not count toward the requirements for a major or minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 1231 Exploring Animal Behavior
Exploring Animal Behavior
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to animal behavior. The course will begin with an introduction to the application of the scientific method to the study of behavior. Topics that will follow include the ontogeny(development) of behavior, neuronal and hormonal control of behavior, migration, communication, reproductive behavior, mating systems, parental care, and the evolution of social behavior. It will involve both a lecture component as well as a hands-on laboratory component in which students will engage in activities to observe the concepts in action. This class is only open to high school students who are participating in the Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP). For students who pass this course with a B or higher and choose to enroll at Tulane University, this course can be applied towards three hours of general elective credit. These credits will not count towards any of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department majors.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 1240 Reptile and Amphibian Diversity
Reptile and Amphibian Diversity
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the field of herpetology. Students will 1) become familiar with the diversity of form and function exhibited by living reptiles and amphibians, 2) gain an introductory understanding of the evolutionary histories and relationships of reptiles and amphibians to each other and to other tetrapods, 3) follow the steps of the scientific method to design and carry out experiments to test hypotheses they devise, and 4) gain experience with field and laboratory methods used to study amphibians and reptiles. The class will involve a lecture component and a hands-on laboratory component. This class is only open to high school students participating in the Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP). For students who pass this course with a B or higher and choose to enroll at Tulane University, this course can be applied toward three hours of general elective credit. These credits will not count toward any of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department majors.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2010 Evolution in Human Health and Disease
Evolution in Human Health and Disease
An introduction to the study of infectious and non-infectious human diseases from an evolutionary perspective.
Pre-requistites: None.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2020 Theory and Methods in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Theory and Methods in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
EBIO 2020 is an introduction to the fundamental theories and methods in ecology and evolutionary biology for EEBI and ENVB majors. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their major through direct, active experiences evaluating and communicating scientific evidence. The course topics are designed to reflect current research interests in the department, such as tropical ecology and behavioral evolution, as well as classic case studies in the discipline. Irrespective of topic, the course emphasizes a practical understanding of the scientific process and focuses on developing the skills needed for upper-level courses in EBIO. The course also provides opportunities for students to become familiar with the research interests of department faculty members, enabling them to identify future research opportunities.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010 and EBIO 1015.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2030 History of Life
History of Life
A multidisciplinary introduction for majors and non-majors to the evolution of life on Earth, from its origin through the Pleistocene. The course will focus on the evolution and ecology of organisms in primitive environments, with special attention given to key taxa and events, such as the transition to land, the origin of angiosperms, the rise and fall of dinosaurs, and the origin and early evolution of reptiles, birds, and mammals. Emphasis will be placed on the reconstruction of ancient environments, using modern ecological and evolutionary principles as a guideline to the nature of early biological communities and ecosystems.
Pre-requistites: None.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2040 Conservation Biology
Conservation Biology
A consideration of biological diversity and its persistence, threats, human value, conservation efforts, and biological bases. Specific topics include extinction, global change, population viability, habitat loss and degradation, ecosystem management, restoration, agricultural ecosystems, economic and legal considerations, and the human population.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015.
Co-requisites: or Optional: EBIO 2890 (1) Service Learning for a minimum of 40 hours.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2050 Global Change Biology
Global Change Biology
This course explores the biological basis of environmental issues and the changes occurring at a global scale, divided approximately into halves. The first half will provide a strong foundation in the interactions among biological and physical systems. The second half will be devoted to specific issues including global climate change, atmospheric pollution, community stability, habitat fragmentation, and loss of biodiversity. Changes that have occurred over geological time will be compared with changes in the modern industrial era.
Notes: Students may receive credit for only one EBIO 1040, 1050, or 2050.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2060 Case Studies in Environmental Science
Case Studies in Environmental Science
This course uses case studies to introduce students to interdisciplinary aspects of environmental issues. Emphasis is placed on environmental topics along the Gulf Coast region; past topics have included wetland loss, mercury contamination, and hypoxia events in Louisiana coastal waters.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2070 Molecular and Evolutionary Genetics
Molecular and Evolutionary Genetics
This course will introduce students to fundamental principles concernming the molecular nature of DNA and chromosomes; the molecular processes of replication, transcription, transition, and mutation/repair; the transmission of genetic traits (Mendelian and non-Mendelian modes); and the application of genetic analysis to population and evolutionary biology. EBIO 2070 includes a required, no credit recitation (EBIO 2071). Students may not earn credit for both EBIO 2070/2071 and CELL 2050.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
Co-requisites: EBIO 2071
credit hours: 4

EBIO 2100 Introduction to Marine Biology
Introduction to Marine Biology
A systematic treatment of the organisms and habitat in the marine environment.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, 1015. 
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2110 Tropical Biology
Tropical Biology
Introduction to ecological, evolutionary, and organismal studies of living organisms in the neotropics.
Pre-requistites: none.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2120 Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Tropical Forests
Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Tropical Forests
This course is offered as part of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies' Summer in Costa Rica Program. Students may not register on-line for this course; they must register directly with the Stone Center Summer Program office. The course will introduce students to the structure and ecology of tropical forests. Students will be expected to integrate what they learn about the real social and economic causes of deforestation and grass roots efforts to revert it with the social, political, economic and biological logic of world climate change agreements and disagreements.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2130 Introduction to Animal Behavior
Introduction to Animal Behavior
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction for majors and non-majors to the field of animal behavior using an evolutionary approach.  The course will begin with an introduction to the application of the scientific method to the study of behavior (levels of analysis, hypothesis testing and Darwinian theory).  Topics that will follow include the ontogeny (development) of behavior, neuronal and hormonal control of behavior, foraging and anti-predator behavior, habitat selection, migration, communication, reproductive behavior, mating systems, parental care, the evolution of social behavior, and the evolution of human behavior.  The course emphasizes a practical understanding of animal behavior and will focus on developing the skills needed for upper-level behavior courses in EBIO. 
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2210 Insect Biology
Insect Biology
This course is an introduction to the evolution, ecology and conservation of insects. The course will focus heavily on interactions between humans and insects, both historically and in modern times. A goal of the course is that you will develop the foundation and tools you need to continue learning about the importance of insects, their impacts on human society and/or other environmental issues of importance to you.
Notes: There is an optional tier 1 service-learning component of the class which involves GPS mapping of fire ant colonies in public spaces (Audubon Park, City Park, schoolyards) and an educational outreach presentation for K-5 students about invasive insect species.
Pre-requistites: None.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2230 Oceanography
Oceanography
A broad survey of chemical, physical, and geological oceanography with a brief historical overview and a consideration of current concepts.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2240 Oceans and Human Health
Oceans and Human Health
An overview of the relationship and interconnectivity of impacts and well-being between humans and oceans/coasts.
Notes: For majors and non-majors alike.
Pre-requistites: CELL 1010, EBIO 1010/1015, EBIO 1040, EENS 1300/1305, or SPHU 1020
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2250 Vertebrate Biology
Vertebrate Biology
An introduction to vertebrate natural history, including evolution, systematics, zoogeography, population dynamics, behavior, ecology, conservation, and extinction.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2330 Natural History of Louisiana
Natural History of Louisiana
A survey of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of southern Louisiana. Lectures cover the ecology of regional plant and animal communities, with special emphasis on environmental issues such as invasive species, hurricane disturbance, conservation and management. The geology, geography, history, and culture that contribute to the formation and maintenance of each ecosystem will also be examined, from barrier islands to upland forests.
Pre-requistites: None.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2335 Natural History of Louisiana Laboratory
Natural History of Louisiana Laboratory
The Natural History of Louisiana Laboratory introduces students to diverse biological communities of southern and central Louisiana, from barrier islands to upland forests. Field trips focus on the ecology of regional flora and fauna and provide opportunities to observe and evaluate the impacts of invasive species, hurricane disturbance, and restoration projects. Students will practice identification skills, maintain a field journal, and participate in local research projects.
Co-requisites: EBIO 2330.
credit hours: 1

EBIO 2600 Natural Resource Conservation:Theory and Practice
Natural Resource Conservation:Theory and Practice
This course examines the theory and practice of natural resource preservation in the United States, and the agencies and organizations involved in this endeavor.
Notes: Students may not apply this course and EBIO 3600 toward the course requirements for the EE Biology major.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010 and EBIO 1015.
Co-requisites: EBIO 2890 Service Learning.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 2890 Service Learning
Service Learning
Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit corequisite course.
Pre-requistites: Approval of department.
credit hours: 1

EBIO 3040 General Ecology
General Ecology
A survey of the patterns and mechanisms of interaction among all organisms and their environments, including examples of human impacts on the biosphere.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010 and EBIO 1015 or EBIO 2020 or Instructor Approval.
Co-requisites: EBIO 3045 (required only for EE Biology majors and minors).
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3045 General Ecology Laboratory
General Ecology Laboratory
Quantitative laboratory and field exercises designed to augment the lecture material. Includes data collection, sampling, experimentation, statistical hypothesis testing, modeling, discussion of research results, and writing up of results in the form of three scientific papers.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 2020.
Co-requisites: EBIO 3040.
credit hours: 1

EBIO 3080 Processes of Evolution
Processes of Evolution
Patterns and processes in the evolution of species and populations, including discussions of natural selection, gene flow, genetic drift, adaptation, speciation, origins of evolutionary novelty, and selected trends in the fossil record.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, EBIO 2070, EBIO 2071, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3116 Fundamentals of Tropical Ecology
Fundamentals of Tropical Ecology
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3117 Field Research in Tropical Biology
Field Research in Tropical Biology
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3126 South African Ecosystems and Diversity
South African Ecosystems and Diversity
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3127 Field Research in Savanna Ecology
Field Research in Savanna Ecology
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3150 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
This course is designed to give students a general understanding of geographic information systems (GIS) and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS software. The approach taken is detailed instruction in utilizing ArcGIS to solve problems in the earth and environmental sciences. (SAME AS EBIO 6150, EENS 3150, EENS 6150,)
Co-requisites: EBIO 3151
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3151 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Laboratory
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Laboratory
Co-requisites: EBIO 3150
credit hours: 0

EBIO 3180 Plants and Human Affairs
Plants and Human Affairs
Since ancient times, people have relied on plants for food, clothing, shelter, medicines, and more. This course investigates some of the ways in which plants support and shape human life. Topics include: early ideas about plants and the origin of plant lore; plant domestication and the rise of agriculture; plant products in commercial economies; cultural uses of plants; plants and the future of civilization.
Pre-requistites: None.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3185 Plants and Human Affairs Laboratory
Plants and Human Affairs Laboratory
Laboratory course to accompany EBIO 3180. A survey of plant products and their sources, emphasizing the structure, chemistry, and diversity of economic plants.
Co-requisites: EBIO 3180.
credit hours: 1

EBIO 3190 Darwin and Darwinism
Darwin and Darwinism
A consideration of Charles Darwin's theory of Natural Selection, including the history of evolutionary thought before Darwin's time, the circumstances surrounding Darwin's research, and the effect of Darwin's ideas on the development of contemporary biology. Readings, discussions, and written assignments.
Notes: Satisfies the LAS writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 3290 Behavioral Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
This course addresses the ecological and evolutionary causes and consequences of animal behavior, using both proximate and ultimate approaches.  Topics include sociality, mating systems, sexual selection, animal movement, signals, behavior and conservation, and cognition. 
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3320 Microbial Diversity and Ecology
Microbial Diversity and Ecology
A survey of micro-organisims.and their rules in and relationships within their respective ecosystems. (Same as EBIO 6320)
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3330 Human Physiology
Human Physiology
A discussion of the functional morphology and physiology of the human body from the molecular to the whole organism level.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3335 Mammalian Anatomy and Histology Laboratory
Mammalian Anatomy and Histology Laboratory
A detailed laboratory examination of the histological and anatomical structure of the principal tissues, organs and organ systems of mammals.
credit hours: 1

EBIO 3500 Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives
Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives
Biology of Sharks and their Relatives is a detailed study of the evolution, ecology, morphology, functional anatomy, physiology, and conservation of the cartilaginous fishes.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3550 Shark Paleobiology
Shark Paleobiology
This course examines the processes and patterns of shark speciation, diversification, macroevolution, and extinction within the framework of developing a problem-based learning activity using shark teeth for a K-12 classroom. Particular emphasis is placed on the systematics and functional morphology of shark teeth.
Notes: (Same as EBIO 6550, EENS 3550 and EENS 6550)
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EENS 1120/1125, EBIO 3500, EENS 4090, or approval of instructor. 
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3580 Urban Ecology
Urban Ecology
Urban Ecology is the study of cities, including human inhabitants, as functioning ecosystems, supporting a complex web of life. In this course students will learn how basic ecological principles can be applied to the study of urban ecosystems and the effects of cities and urbanization on regional and global environments. Through a combination of lectures, readings and discussions, site visits and service learning, this course will provide an overview of interactions, at multiple scales, between the built environment and the natural environment with particular focus on New Orleans and the Gulf coast region.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3590 Plant Biology and Adaptation
Plant Biology and Adaptation
An introduction to the biology of plants, with an emphasis on the aspects of physiology, anatomy, morphology, and ecology that have resulted in their successful adaptation and diversification.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 3680 Comparative Animal Behavior
Comparative Animal Behavior
A lecture course to introduce the types of questions asked by animal behaviorists, theoretical disciplines posing these questions, and recent research in behavior as related to the environment, social behavior, and reproduction.
Notes: Designed for PSYC and EEB majors.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010 or PSYC 1000 or 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3690 Experimental Animal Behavior
Experimental Animal Behavior
This course provides students the opportunity to design, implement, write-up, and present an independent research project related to animal behavior .Research will be conducted on live animals at the Audubon Zoo or Audubon Park. The course will emphasize general principles of literature review and synthesis; experimental design; the collection; organization and analysis of data; and written and oral presentation of results. The course consists of 3 hours of laboratory per week (at the park or zoo) and 2 hours of seminar per week (on campus). This course fulfills the Newcomb-Tulane intensive writing requirement. This course serves as an elective for the SISE minor and fulfills the upper tier Service Learning Requirement.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 2020, Junior or Senior Standing or instructor approval. EBIO 3040 (General Ecology), EBIO 3080 (Processes of Evolution), EB
credit hours: 4

EBIO 3700 Evolution and Psychology
Evolution and Psychology
Lecture course exploring human behavior and cognition from an evolutionary perspective. Topics include evolutionary mechanisms, history of evolution in psychology and the adaptive nature of sensory processes, language, social behaviors, reproduction and psychopathology.
Pre-requistites: PSYC 1000, H1010 or 1020 or EBIO 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3710 Historical Ecology of Amazonia
Historical Ecology of Amazonia
Interactions between local peoples and Amazonian landscapes from prehistory to the present. Amazonian landscapes as an analytic unit will be examined from the interdisciplinary perspective of historical ecology. Changes and development of forests and savannas since the arrival of human beings. Historical, ecological, cultural forces involved in biological and edaphic diversity in modern forests. Long-term effects of prehistoric and historic human occupations and manipulation of landscapes. Implications for conservation and development.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3780 Tropical Field Biology and Conservation
Tropical Field Biology and Conservation
This study abroad course deepens student’s theoretical, factual, and hands-on understanding of biological research and conservation in the tropics.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 2020 or approval of instructor
credit hours: 3

EBIO 3880 Writing in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Writing in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Course to be attached to regular courses that incorporate a writing component within the regular course. Course added to the schedule as a regular course.
credit hours: 0

EBIO 3881 Writing in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Writing in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Course would be attached to regular courses that do not include a writing component, and the writing course would be an add-on to the regular course. Students register on the Independent Study Form.
credit hours: 1

EBIO 3890 Service Learning
Service Learning
Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit corequisite course.
Pre-requistites: Approval of department.
credit hours: 0

EBIO 4030 Field Botany with Lab
Field Botany with Lab
A plant identification course focusing on terrestrial and aquatic flora of Louisiana. Lab field trips include visits to a variety of local exosystems from coastal wetlands to upland forests. Lectures cover botany, taxonomy, and the ecological and evolutionary processes that structure plant communities, with special emphasis on how these topics apply to Louisiana ecosystems.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO1015 and EBIO 2020.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4050 Ecosystem Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology
An in depth examination of ecosystem structure and function. Emphasis will be placed on processes and how individual organisms affect processes. Human impacts on ecosystem structure and function will be considered.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 3040, CHEM 2410 and approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4060 Stream Ecology
Stream Ecology
Ecology of freshwater stream environments, including physical forces influencing water flow, sediment and solute geochemistry, and composition and interactions of stream biota.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4080 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
Biostatistics and Experimental Design
This course will teach students how to interpret statistical data in an evolutionary and ecological context. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the nature of ecological field experiments, and experimental design. In addition, issues regarding how ecological and evolutionary analyses are perceived in the public media will be discussed. We will cover statistical methods for dealing with such problems (regression, correlation, ANOVA, etc.), and also read papers in ecological and evolutionary journals that highlight statistical issues. The class is designed for students who have not had prior experience with statistics.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4090 Invertebrate Paleontology
Invertebrate Paleontology
Principles of invertebrate paleontology; a systematic treatment of the fossil invertebrates and their living relatives. Emphasis on functional morphology, ontogeny, and paleoecology. Lectures, laboratory, field trip.
Pre-requistites: EENS 1120 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4110 Tropical Ecology
Tropical Ecology
Advanced course focusing on terrestrial ecology covering all tropical ecosystems with an emphasis on forests. Ecological topics will be addressed at population, community, and ecosystem levels with an organismal treatment of plants, insects, birds, reptiles, fish, mammals, microbes (fungi and bacteria), and other model organisms.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 3040 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4170 Speciation and Macroevolution
Speciation and Macroevolution
This course will be an introduction to the primary concepts involved in macroevolution, which refers to evolutionary processes occurring at the species level and higher.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4200 Ornithology
Ornithology
An exploration of the biology of birds emphasizing their origin, evolution, diversity, zoogeography, functional morphology, behavior, ecology, and conservation. Weekly laboratories and field trips with occasional weekend field trips.
Notes: Students must provide own binoculars.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010 and EBIO 1015
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4210 Vertebrate Morphology
Vertebrate Morphology
Comparative morphology, evolution, and bionomics of representative vertebrates.  Lectures supplemented by weekly labs.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4220 Advanced Oceanography
Advanced Oceanography
A broad survey of biological, chemical, physical, and geological oceanography with a brief historical overview and consideration of current concepts. There will also be an examination of biogeochemical relationships at macroscales, mesoscales, and microscales in the ocean.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4230 Molecular Evolution and Ecology
Molecular Evolution and Ecology
Molecular ecology employs principles of population genetics and phylogenetics to answer questions about organismal diversity, population dynamics, community assembly and macroecology. Having a foundation in molecular evolution and genomics allows for broad topical applications, including the study of infectious diseases, conservation of endangered species, organismal responses to global environmental change, and the evolutionary origins of biological diversity. Students will first learn the principles of molecular evolution, after which they will be introduced to the core techniques used to generate molecular data. Students will learn how molecular data can be developed and analyzed to address questions in ecology and evolutionary biology. It is strongly recommended that students also have taken CELL 2050, EBIO 3080, and EBIO 3040 or have an understanding of genetics, organismal evolution and ecological principles. This class consists of 3 lectures per week supplemented with a weekly lab.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 2020 and CELL 1010.
credit hours: 4 in pro

EBIO 4240 Host-Parasite Systems
Host-Parasite Systems
Study and discussion of the ecology and evolution of host-parasite systems emphasizing patterns and processes.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4250 Biology of Marine Invertebrates
Biology of Marine Invertebrates
Biology, taxonomy and distribution of the invertebrates with emphasis on the local fauna. Lectures, laboratories, and field trips.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4270 Population Ecology
Population Ecology
Principles of population dynamics in space and time, population regulation, and population interactions as determined from an integrated study of plants and animals, followed by exploration of the applicability of these principles to an understanding of the contemporary growth and control of the human population.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 3040 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4271 R Programming for Population Ecology
R Programming for Population Ecology
In this course, students will learn the basics of the R programming language and complete computer exercises relevant to the material covered in Population Ecology. The course gives students hands on experience of the workings of simple population models. Students enrolled in Population Ecology (EBIO 4270/6270 are strongly encouraged to enroll.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 4270 or 6270
credit hours: 1

EBIO 4280 Ichthyology
Ichthyology
Biology of fish-like vertebrates, including taxonomy, evolution, anatomy, physiology, and biogeography.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4300 Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
This course will provide an introduction to herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians. Topics covered will include the evolutionary history, systematics, physiology, ecology, life history, behavior and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. The course consists of two lectures and a lab or field trip each week. Occasional weekend field trips may also be scheduled. 
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010/1015 Diversity of Life/Lab".  General Ecology (EBIO 3040) and Processes of Evolution (EBIO 3080) are recommended. "
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4310 Plant Systematics
Plant Systematics
A review of the structure and evolution of land plants and a survey of the major families of flowering plants. Laboratory emphasis on structural terminology and plant identification.
Notes: Field trips required.
Pre-requistites: None.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4350 Speciation and Macroevolution
Speciation and Macroevolution
This course will be an introduction to the primary concepts involved in macroevolution, which refers to evolutionary processes occurring at the species level and higher.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4360 Wetlands Ecology
Wetlands Ecology
This course will introduce students to the occurrence, morphology, hydrology, soils, ecology and regulation of wetlands.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4430 Entomology
Entomology
In this course we will study the organismal, ecological, and evolutionary biology of insects, while surveying recent literature. In addition to learning about insects as organisms and as integral parts of our ecosystem, we will study the scientific process. This course will discuss how scientists come to reach understanding about nature in general, using insects as our model. Insect collection required.
Notes: Lectures supplemented by weekly labs. There is an optional second tier service learning component to the class that is aimed at helping you share your knowledge of insects with schoolchildren.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015, CELL 1010.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4460 Biodiversity and Environmental Informatics
Biodiversity and Environmental Informatics
This upper-level course explores theory and practice in biodiversity informatics, an emerging field of cyber-enabled discovery and innovation. Topics to be discussed include natural history collection databases and networks, data mining, morphological databases and ontology, digital libraries, phyloinformatics, cybertaxonomy, Georeferencing methods and algorithms, GIS and predictive niche modeling.
Pre-requistites: CELL 2050 and EBIO 3080.
Co-requisites: A computer laboratory is a required corequisite.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4560 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing. Registration is completed in the academic department sponsoring the internship on BANNER.
Notes: A maximum of six credits may be earned in one or two courses.
Pre-requistites: Approval of department.
credit hours: 1-3

EBIO 4660 Topics in Biology
Topics in Biology
Courses offered for undergraduate students by visiting professors and permanent faculty.
Notes: Consult department for specific description.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4670 Topics in Marine Science
Topics in Marine Science
Reserved for courses offered by LUMCON on a temporary basis or for courses taken at other marine field stations. EBIO 4680/6680 - Topics in Field Biology would be reserved for summer field courses taken at non-marine biological field stations.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015 and CELL 1010
credit hours: 1

EBIO 4671 Coral Reef Ecology
Coral Reef Ecology
An introductory, interdisciplinary course in the ecology of coral reef ecosystems, with an emphasis on ecological and evolutionary processes. Aspects of physical oceanography, chemical ecology, and geology will be included.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015 and CELL 1010
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4672 Marine Field Ecology
Marine Field Ecology
Relationships of marine and estuarine organisms to environmental factors; interactions among organisms; ecological processes of energy and materials flow; field studies of communities and ecosystems of the Louisiana coastal zone.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015 and CELL 1010
credit hours: 4

EBIO 4673 Marine Fish Ecology
Marine Fish Ecology
This course will explore the ecology of coastal marine fishes emphasizing aspects of how fish utilize coastal habitats and how environmental factors influence that distribution, movement, growth, reproduction, abundance and interspecific interactions of fishes, especially in early life history stages.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015 and CELL 1010
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4674 Marine Invertebrate Ecology
Marine Invertebrate Ecology
In-depth study of the interaction of marine and estuarine invertebrates with their environment. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the functional role of invertebrates and how the environment shapes morphology, physiology and behavior.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015 and CELL 1010
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4676 Wetland Vegetation
Wetland Vegetation
Identification, taxonomy and distribution of wetland plants. Plant adaptations, vegetation analysis methods, marsh types, community processes and coastal wetland restoration will also be discussed.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015 and CELL 1010
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4680 Topics in Field Biology
Topics in Field Biology
Field courses or directed research study at biological field stations by arrangement.
Notes: EBIO 4670/6670- Topics in n Marine Science would be reserved for summer field courses taken at other marine field stations. This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1015 and CELL 1010
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4700 Seminar in Evolution of Reproductive Strategies
Seminar in Evolution of Reproductive Strategies
Discussion of the evolution and ecology of reproductive strategies. Topics include costs and benefits of sexual reproduction, sexual selection, sperm competition and mating systems.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 3680 or PSYC 3680, and approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4890 Service Learning
Service Learning
Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit corequisite course.
Pre-requistites: Approval of department. 
credit hours: 0

EBIO 4910 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Laboratory or library research under direction of a faculty member.
credit hours: 1-3

EBIO 4920 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Laboratory or library research under direction of a faculty member.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4930 Capstone Independent Study
Capstone Independent Study
A senior capstone experience for students majoring in Environmental Science-Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Track and for departmental majors unable to complete EBIO 4970/4980 due to extenuating circumstances. Under faculty supervision, students select a topic in ecology and evolutionary biology, write an expository paper on that topic and give an oral presentation of their findings. Students also attend departmental research seminars and meet to discuss contemporary issues in ecology and evolutionary biology.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 3040/3045, 3080, senior standing and approval of the instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4950 Special Projects in Biology
Special Projects in Biology
Individual studies in a selected field. Open to qualified juniors and seniors with approval of instructor and advisor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 4960 Special Projects in Biology
Special Projects in Biology
Individual studies in a selected field. Open to qualified juniors and seniors with approval of instructor and advisor.
credit hours: 1-3

EBIO 5970 Research Seminars and Presentation (Capstone)
Research Seminars and Presentation (Capstone)
Enrollment in EBIO 5970 requires a pre-requisite or co-requisite of an approved research experience involving field, laboratory, or literature research in ecology and evolutionary biology during the junior or senior year.
Notes: Completion of EBIO 5970, coupled with an approved research experience, satisfies the capstone requirement in the major. Class Type: Students attend and discuss departmental seminars following preliminary study of seminar topics.
Pre-requistites: Senior standing, major in EEBI, ENVB, or ENSB and approval of the instructor
credit hours: 1

EBIO 5971 Research Seminars and Presentation (Capstone)
Research Seminars and Presentation (Capstone)
Enrollment in EBIO 5970 requires a pre-requisite or co-requisite of an approved research experience involving field, laboratory, or literature research in ecology and evolutionary biology during the junior or senior year.
Notes: Completion of EBIO 5970, coupled with an approved research experience, satisfies the capstone requirement in the major. Class Type: Students attend and discuss departmental seminars following preliminary study of seminar topics.
Pre-requistites: Senior standing, major in EEBI, ENVB, or ENSB and approval of the instructor
credit hours: 1

EBIO 6030 Field Botany with Lab
Field Botany with Lab
A plant identification course focusing on terrestrial and aquatic flora of Louisiana. Lab field trips include visits to a variety of local exosystems from coastal wetlands to upland forests. Lectures cover botany, taxonomy, and the ecological and evolutionary processes that structure plant communities, with special emphasis on how these topics apply to Louisiana ecosystems.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO1015 and EBIO 2020.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6040 General Ecology
General Ecology
A survey of the patterns and mechanisms of interaction among all organisms and their environments, including examples of human impacts on the biosphere.  Lectures plus two field trips. 
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6050 Ecosystem Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology
An in-depth examination of ecosystem structure and function.  Emphasis will be placed on processes and how individual organisms affect processes.  Human impacts on ecosystem structure and function will be considered. 
Pre-requistites: EBIO 3040, CHEM 2410 and approval of instructor. 
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6060 Stream Ecology
Stream Ecology
Ecology of freshwater stream environments, including physical forces influencing water flow, sediment and solute geochemistry, and composition and interactions of stream biota. Class Hours: Lectures supplemented by weekly labs, some day field trips, and one weekend field trip.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6080 Biostat and Experimental Design
Biostat and Experimental Design
This course will teach students how to interpret statistical data in an evolutionary and ecological context. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the nature of ecological field experiments, and experimental design. In addition, issues regarding how ecological and evolutionary analyses are perceived in the public media will be discussed. We will cover statistical methods for dealing with such problems (regression, correlation, ANOVA, etc.), and also read papers in ecological and evolutionary journals that highlight statistical issues. The class is designed for students who have not had prior experience with statistics.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6090 Invertebrate Paleontology
Invertebrate Paleontology
Principles of invertebrate paleontology; a systematic treatment of the fossil invertebrates and their living relatives. Emphasis on functional morphology, ontogeny, and paleontology.
Notes: Lectures are supplemented by weekly labs.
Pre-requistites: EENS 1120 or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6110 Tropical Ecology
Tropical Ecology
Advanced course focusing on terrestrial ecology covering all tropical ecosystems with an emphasis on Neotropical forests. Ecological topics will be addressed at population, community, and ecosystem levels with an organismal treatment of plants, insects, birds, reptiles, fish, mammals, microbes (fungi and bacteria), and other model organisms.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6130 Principles of Paleobiology
Principles of Paleobiology
Selected topics on macroevolutionary theories; Phylogeny and the fossil records of metazoans; Major events in the history of life; Patterns of biodiversity through geological time; Taphonomy; Paleoecology.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EENS 1120/1140, EENS 6090, or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6150 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
This course is designed to give students a general understanding of geographic information systems (GIS) and the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) ArcGIS software. The approach taken is detailed instruction in utilizing ArcGIS to solve problems in the earth and environmental sciences. (SAME AS EBIO 3150, EENS 3150, EENS 6150,)
Co-requisites: EBIO 6151
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6151 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Laboratory
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Laboratory
(Same as EBIO 3151, EENS 3151, EENS 6151)
Co-requisites: EBIO 6150
credit hours: 0

EBIO 6180 Plants and Human Affairs
Plants and Human Affairs
Since ancient times, people have relied on plants for food, clothing, shelter, medicines, and more. This course investigates some of the ways in which plants support and shape human life. Topics include: early ideas about plants and the origin of plant lore; plant domestication and the rise of agriculture; plant products in commercial economies; cultural uses of plants; plants and the future of civilization.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6190 Darwin and Darwinism
Darwin and Darwinism
A consideration of Charles Darwin's theory of Natural Selection, including the history of evolutionary thought before Darwin's time, the circumstances surrounding Darwin's research, and the effect of Darwin's ideas on the development of contemporary biology. Readings, discussions, and written assignments.
Notes: Satisfies the LAS writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6200 Ornithology
Ornithology
An exploration of the biology of birds emphasizing their origin, evolution, diversity, zoogeography, functional morphology, behavior, ecology, and conservation. Weekly laboratories and field trips with occasional weekend field trips.
Notes: Students must provide own binoculars.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6210 Vertebrate Morphology
Vertebrate Morphology
Comparative morphology, evolution, and bionomics of representative vertebrates.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6230 Molecular Evolution and Ecology
Molecular Evolution and Ecology
Molecular ecology employs principles of population genetics and phylogenetics to answer questions about organismal diversity, population dynamics, community assembly and macroecology. Having a foundation in molecular evolution and genomics allows for broad topical applications, including the study of infectious diseases, conservation of endangered species, organismal responses to global environmental change, and the evolutionary origins of biological diversity. Students will first learn the principles of molecular evolution, after which they will be introduced to the core techniques used to generate molecular data. Students will learn how molecular data can be developed and analyzed to address questions in ecology and evolutionary biology. It is strongly recommended that students also have taken CELL 2050, EBIO 3080, and EBIO 3040 or have an understanding of genetics, organismal evolution and ecological principles. This class consists of 3 lectures per week supplemented with a weekly lab. (Same as EBIO 6230
Pre-requistites: EBIO 2020 and CELL 1010
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6240 Host-Parasite Systems
Host-Parasite Systems
Study and discussion of the ecology and evolution of host-parasite systems emphasizing patterns and processes.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6250 Biology of Marine Invertebrates
Biology of Marine Invertebrates
Biology, taxonomy and distribution of the invertebrates with emphasis on the local fauna.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6260 Paleoclimatology
Paleoclimatology
Understanding past climatic variation is necessary to fully comprehend present and model future climate. The focus will be on climate change during the late Quaternary Period, with special emphasis on climate reconstruction methods.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6270 Population Ecology
Population Ecology
Principles of population dynamics in space and time, population regulation, and population interactions as determined from an integrated study of plants and animals, followed by exploration of the applicability of these principles to an understanding of the contemporary growth and control of the human population.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 3040 or approval of instructor. 
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6271 R Programming for Population Ecology
R Programming for Population Ecology
In this course, students will learn the basics of the R programming language and complete computer exercises relevant to the material covered in Population Ecology. The course gives students hands on experience of the workings of simple population models. Students enrolled in Population Ecology (EBIO 4270/6270 are strongly encouraged to enroll.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 4270 or 6270
Co-requisites: EBIO 4270 or 6270
credit hours: 1

EBIO 6280 Ichthyology
Ichthyology
Biology of fish-like vertebrates, including taxonomy, evolution, anatomy, physiology, and biogeography.  Class Hours:  Lectures supplemented by weekly labs, some day field trips, and one weekend field trip. 
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6290 Behavioral Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
This course addresses the ecological and evolutionary causes and consequences of animal behavior, using both proximate and ultimate approaches. Topics include sociality, mating systems, sexual selection, animal movement, signals, behavior and conservation, and cognition. 
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6300 Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
This course will provide an introduction to herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians. Topics covered will include the evolutionary history, systematics, physiology, ecology, life history, behavior and conservation of amphibians and reptiles. The course consists of two lectures and a lab or field trip each week. Occasional weekend field trips may also be scheduled.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010/1015 Diversity of Life/Lab". General Ecology (EBIO 3040) and Processes of Evolution (EBIO 3080) are recommended. "
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6320 Microbial Diversity and Ecology
Microbial Diversity and Ecology
A survey of micro-organisims.and their rules in and relationships within their respective ecosystems. (Same as EBIO 3320)
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6330 Plant-Animal Interactions
Plant-Animal Interactions
Ecological, evolutionary, and applied approaches to the studies of herbivory, ant-plant interactions, pollination, and seed dispersal.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 3040.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6340 Ecological Analysis
Ecological Analysis
Study of powerful methods for designing ecological studies and analyzing ecological data, assuming a knowledge of basic parametric and nonparametric statistics.
Pre-requistites: EBIO 4080 or PSYC 6110.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6350 Speciation nd Macroevolution
Speciation nd Macroevolution
This course will be an introduction to the primary concepts involved in macroevolution, which refers to evolutionary processes occurring at the species level and higher.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6360 Wetlands Ecology
Wetlands Ecology
This course will introduce students to the occurrence, morphology, hydrology, soils, ecology and regulation of wetlands.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6370 Aquatic Autotrophs
Aquatic Autotrophs
This course will survey and provide a systematic treatment of the most common autotrophic organisms found in oceanic, coastal, estuarine, and freshwater habitats with particular emphasis on those organisms along the northern Gulf of Mexico.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6380 Phylogenetics
Phylogenetics
A consideration of biological homology, species definition, problems of character data analysis, and Hennigian cladistics as a means of reconstructing the evolutionary history of life. The implications of phylogenetic hypotheses for biological classification, biogeography, paleontology, comparative ecology, and conservation biology. Seminars, readings, and projects.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6430 Entomology
Entomology
In this course we will study the organismal, ecological, and evolutionary biology of insects, while surveying recent literature. In addition to learning about insects as organisms and as integral parts of our ecosystem, we will study the scientific process. This course will discuss how scientists come to reach understanding about nature in general, using insects as our model. Insect collection required.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6460 Biodiversity and Environmental Informatics
Biodiversity and Environmental Informatics
This upper-level course explores theory and practice in biodiversity informatics, an emerging field of cyber-enabled discovery and innovation. Topics to be discussed include natural history collection databases and networks, data mining, morphological databases and ontology, digital libraries, phyloinformatics, cybertaxonomy, Georeferencing methods and algorithms, GIS and predictive niche modeling. A computer laboratory is a required corequisite.
Pre-requistites: CELL 2050 and EBIO 3080. 
Co-requisites: A computer laboratory is a required corequisite. 
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6500 Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives
Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives
Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives is a detailed study of the evolution, ecology, morphology, functional anatomy, physiology, and conservation of the cartilaginous fishes.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6550 Shark Paleobiology
Shark Paleobiology
This course examines the processes and patterns of shark speciation, diversification, macroevolution, and extinction within the framework of developing a problem-based learning activity using shark teeth for a K-12 classroom. Particular emphasis is placed on the systematics and functional morphology of shark teeth.
Notes: (Same as EBIO 3550, EENS 3550 and EENS 6550)
Pre-requistites: EBIO 1010, EBIO 1120/1125, EBIO 3500, EENS 4090, or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6580 Urban Ecology
Urban Ecology
Urban Ecology is the study of cities, including human inhabitants, as functioning ecosystems, supporting a complex web of life. In this course students will learn how basic ecological principles can be applied to the study of urban ecosystems and the effects of cities and urbanization on regional and global environments. Through a combination of lectures, readings and discussions, site visits and service learning, this course will provide an overview of interactions, at multiple scales, between the build environment and the natural environment with particular focus on New Orleans and the Gulf coast region.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6590 Plant Biology and Adaptation
Plant Biology and Adaptation
An introduction to the biology of plants, with an emphasis on the aspects of physiology, anatomy, morphology, and ecology that have resulted in their successful adaptation and diversification. Lectures supplemented by weekly labs and occasional field trips.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6660 Special Topics in Biology
Special Topics in Biology
Notes: Courses offered by visiting professors or permanent faculty. For description, consult department.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6670 Topics in Marine Science
Topics in Marine Science
Reserved for courses offered by LUMCON on a temporary basis or for courses taken at other marine field stations. EBIO 4680/6680 - Topics in Field Biology would be reserved for summer field courses taken at non-marine biological field stations.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
credit hours: 1-4

EBIO 6671 Coral Reef Ecology
Coral Reef Ecology
An introductory, interdisciplinary course in the ecology of coral reef ecosystems, with an emphasis on ecological and evolutionary processes. Aspects of physical oceanography, chemical ecology, and geology will be included.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the majors.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6672 Marine Field Ecology
Marine Field Ecology
Relationships of marine and estuarine organisms to environmental factors; interactions among organisms; ecological processes of energy and materials flow; field studies of communities and ecosystems of the Louisiana coastal zone.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6673 Marine Fish Ecology
Marine Fish Ecology
In-depth study of the interaction of marine and estuarine invertebrates with their environment. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the functional role of invertebrates and how the environment shapes morphology, physiology and behavior.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6674 Marine Invertebrate Ecology
Marine Invertebrate Ecology
In-depth study of the interaction of marine and estuarine invertebrates with their environment. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the functional role of invertebrates and how the environment shapes morphology, physiology and behavior.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6676 Wetland Vegetation
Wetland Vegetation
Identification, taxonomy and distribution of wetland plants. Plant adaptations, vegetation analysis methods, marsh types, community processes and coastal wetland restoration will also be discussed. Class will include lecture, labs and field collection of plants.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6680 Topics in Field Biology
Topics in Field Biology
Reserved for summer field courses or directed research study taken at non-marine biological field stations by arrangement.
Notes: This course counts as a lab/field elective in either EEB major; a maximum of two courses from LUMCON may count toward electives in the EEB majors.
credit hours: 1-4

EBIO 6690 Experimental Animal Behavior
Experimental Animal Behavior
This course provides students the opportunity to design, implement, write-up, and present an independent research project related to animal behavior .Research will be conducted on live animals at the Audubon Zoo or Audubon Park. The course will emphasize general principles of literature review and synthesis; experimental design; the collection; organization and analysis of data; and written and oral presentation of results. The course consists of 3 hours of laboratory per week (at the park or zoo) and 2 hours of seminar per week (on campus). This course fulfills the Newcomb-Tulane intensive writing requirement.
credit hours: 4

EBIO 6700 Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution
Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution
An introductory course in mathematical modeling in biology with emphasis on construction and interpretation of models in ecology. The goals of the course are to provide training in a wide variety of mathematical and computational techniques that are used to describe ecological systems, to learn to construct ecological models and provide instruction in the biological interpretation of mathematical results.
Pre-requistites: MATH 2240 and MATH 4240 or equivalent.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6710 Historical Ecology of Amazonia
Historical Ecology of Amazonia
Interactions between local peoples and Amazonian landscapes from prehistory to the present. Amazonian landscapes as an analytic unit will be examined from the interdisciplinary perspective of historical ecology. Changes and development of forests and savannas since the arrival of human beings. Historical, ecological, cultural forces involved in biological and edaphic diversity in modern forests. Long-term effects of prehistoric and historic human occupations and manipulation of landscapes. Implications for conservation and development. (Same as ANTH 3710/6710.)
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6810 Journal Review in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Journal Review in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Discussion of significant new publications in ecology, evolutionary biology, and related fields.
Pre-requistites: Graduate standing or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 1

EBIO 6850 Current Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Current Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
In-depth examination of a selected topic in ecology and evolutionary biology.
Pre-requistites: Graduate standing or approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 6910 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Advanced independent studies in a selected field of biology.
Pre-requistites: Junior or senior standing and approval of instructor.
credit hours: 1-4

EBIO 6920 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Advanced independent studies in a selected field of biology.
Pre-requistites: Junior or senior standing and approval of instructor.
credit hours: 1-4

EBIO 7010 Process of Science in E.E. Biology
Process of Science in E.E. Biology
The class presents a thorough review and experimental exposure to the process of funding and disseminating results of scientific research. Students will write and submit fundable grant proposals, give research seminars, participate in the peer review process, and examine job opportunities within and outside academia.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 7150 Special Problems in Environmental Biology
Special Problems in Environmental Biology
Restricted to 5 graduate year students; Directed independent study applying field and laboratory methods to environmental problems.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 7160 Problems in Environmental Biology
Problems in Environmental Biology
Restricted to 5 graduate year students; Directed independent study applying field and laboratory methods to environmental problems.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 7650 Special Topics
Special Topics
Special topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 7660 Internships Environmental Biology
Internships Environmental Biology
Restricted to 5 graduate year students: Experimental learning in cooperation with federal, state, municipal or private agencies and industry.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 7670 Internships Environmental Biology
Internships Environmental Biology
Restricted to 5 graduate year students: Experimental learning in cooperation with federal, state, municipal or private agencies and industry.
credit hours: 3

EBIO 9980 Master's Research
Master's Research
credit hours: 3

EBIO 9990 Dissertation Research
Dissertation Research
credit hours: 3

EBIO H1040 Global Environmental Change
Global Environmental Change
An introduction to the physical and biological processes that regulate the function of the Earth system. The composition, formation, and stabilization of the Earth's atmosphere and ecosystem will be examined, emphasizing biological processes and ecosystem ecology. With an understanding of the historical rates and mechanisms of natural global change, the means by which human activities alter Earth system function at local to global scales will be explored, along with the consequences of and solutions to human-induced global change.
Notes: This course meets the college non-laboratory science requirement, but it cannot count toward any major or minor requirements in ecology and evolutionary biology. Students may receive credit for only one of EBIO 1040, 1050, or 2050.
credit hours: 3

EBIO H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
For especially qualified juniors and seniors with approval of department and the Honors Committee.
credit hours: 3

EBIO H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
For especially qualified juniors and seniors with approval of department and the Honors Committee.
credit hours: 3