Fall Semester

Ecol 478/578: Global Change (2015) (Fall every year) – for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in natural science and related disciplines. (joint with Julia Cole in Geosciences)

Ecol 596L: Tropical Ecology & Biogeochemistry (last taught, Fall 2010) – A graduate seminar exploring current questions in tropical forest ecology and biogeochemistry (an Amazon-PIRE course: see summer field component, Ecol 596T, below).

Spring Semester

Ecol 380: Mathematical Models in Biology (Biomath) (Spring 2007; Spring 2008; Fall 2009; Spring 2013; Spring 2015) – for advanced undergraduates in biological and ecological sciences, and mathematics students: learn how to apply basic tools of mathematical tools (from simple back-of-the-envelope estimates to formal stability analysis using difference and differential equations) to biological problems including population dynamics, species coexistence, population genetics, links between ecosystem ecology and global biogeochemistry, and biological scaling.

Ecol 596W: Programming for Data Analysis in R (Spring 2015; Spring 2016) – for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in sciences, providing a complete foundation in programming techniques for scientific data analysis using the R language.

Ecol 427/527: Microbial Biogeochemistry & Global Change (new class, Spring 2014) – A seminar-oriented course on interdisciplinary approaches to integrate biogeochemistry and molecular microbial ecology to address questions about global change.

Ecol 596V: Microbial meta-omics and Ecosystem Function (Spring 2011) – A graduate seminar on interdisciplinary approaches to integrate biogeochemistry and molecular microbial ecology to address questions about ecosystem function.

Summer Term

Ecol 496T/596T: Ecology & Biogeochemistry of the Amazon (Summers 2008-2011, now discontinued) – An intensive project-based international course in field techniques for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates, taught on location at a field site in the Amazon forest of Brazil (an Amazon-PIRE course complementing Ecol 596L, above). (enrollment limited to 10 U.S. students)

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