Last update March 2013
BSC 405 class 2007
(L to R: Ebony Murrell, Kelly Slattery [guest TA], Casie Bazer, Mark Dondero, Kevin Kocot; Inset Megan Timpe)
Community Ecology (BSC 405) [Syllabus 2013] This graduate course covers the ecology of communities of plants and animals. It is offered every other year.
Tropical Rain Forest Ecology (BSC 311 Coming Fall 2013) [Syllabus
Team taught with
Rachel Bowden This field
course has two components. During Fall semester students participate in a
seminar course. In December, students go on a 10-day field trip to the La Selva
Research Station, Costa Rica. There they conduct independent research projects,
learn rain forest ecology and natural history, and learn about ongoing research
at La Selva. To see pictures from the 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2002 field trips,
Costa Rican Rain Forest
ANNOUNCEMENT: ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING FOR BSC 311, Fall 2013
Ecology (BSC 201)
[Syllabus 2012] This is a required course for majors in Biological Sciences. It is offered every fall and spring semester. I share teaching duties in this course with Bill Perry and Victoria Borowicz.
Graduate Seminar in Biomathematics (BSC 420.36) [Syllabus 2012] Readings and discussion of advanced topics in Biomathematics.
Graduate Seminar in Ecology (BSC 420.03) [Syllabus 2010] Readings and discussion of advanced topics in Ecology.
Advanced Studies in Biostatistics (BSC 450.37)
[Syllabus 2011] This is a graduate course covering advanced statistical methods used in biological research, including MANOVA, Path Analysis, Logistic Regression, Nonlinear Regression, Meta-analysis, & Randomization Tests. It is offered irregularly.
Biostatistics / Biostatistics Lab
(BSC 490 / 420.27)
NOTE: although these courses are currently listed with two numbers CONCURRENT registration is required. Contact me if you have questions.
[Syllabus F06] This is a graduate course introducing students to applied statistics and data analysis using SAS. The goal is to prepare graduate students for using and understanding common statistical methods in Biological Sciences. It is offered every Fall semester. I alternate teaching duties with Diane Byers.