2300 Introduction to Biostatistics
Introduction to the collection, description, and analysis of data with statistical methods appropriate for biological sciences.
2343 Evolution Ecology Biodiversity
Reviews three significant aspects of organismal biology and presents current hypotheses concerning the origin and diversification of life on earth. The ecological and behavioral interactions between organisms and their biotic/abiotic environments are considered from an evolutionary perspective.
3170 Limnology Lab
A laboratory and field-based course designed to acquaint the student with common laboratory practices in the study of inland waters.
3183 Plant Science Lab
The laboratory is designed to support and expand the course content of Plant Science, BIOL 3327. Includes the study of structure, function, reproduction and classification of plants.
3300 Ancient Life
This course reviews the biology, physiology, and ecology of extinct organisms from the first appearance of life on earth, through procaryotes, to eucaryotes, and the development of multicellularity through to the form and function of complex marine and terrestrial species. Throughout the course, emphasis will be on the biology of extinct organisms and how geological events have shaped the course of life on earth.
3318/5354 Limnology
The study of biotic and abiotic components of inland waters.
3326 Animal Behavior
A survey of research and theory comparing behavior at various phyletic levels.
3327 Plant Science
A survey of plant science including the importance of plants to people and the human side of botany: the structure, reproduction, physiology and classification of plants.
3328/5351 Environmental Microbiology
An introduction to the principles, methodology, and practical applications and implications of environmental microbiology. Lecture topics include habitat and community approaches to environmental microbiology, measures of microbial populations and activities, interactions among microbial communities, the role of microorganisms in the origin of mineral resources, microorganisms and pollution, and current developments on energy flow through microbial communities.
3310/5325 Plant Ecology
An introduction to plant ecology including physiological, population, community and ecosystem ecology.
3446 Marine Biology
Study of the biota and ecology of marine coastal environments with special emphasis on the Gulf of Mexico. Will be taught in the Maymester with one week of lecture at U.T. Arlington and one week of lecture/laboratory at the Marine Science Institute of the University of Texas in Port Aransas, Texas. Laboratory will include field trips to coastal marine habitats, study of live marine organisms and independent student experiments.
3457 General Ecology
An examination of the theoretical and experimental aspects of the relationship between the biological and physical environments (organisms, food, space, and time) at the individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels.
4338/5315 Community Ecology
An investigation of the effects of interspecific interactions on the distribution and abundance of organisms.
4345 Population Biology
The quantitative study of populations in theory and practice. How populations change in ecological and evolutionary time.
4348/5355 Aquatic Biology
Ecological relationships of organisms in freshwater and marine ecosystems.
4350/5350 Conservation Biology
Theory and practice of conservation biology, with emphasis on applications of modern quantitative and molecular genetic techniques to preservation of organisms and habitats. Includes: identification and prioritization of units for protection; conservation genetics; preserve design; public policy; and current case studies.
5101 Ecology Journal Club
Graduate discussion group of recent papers in ecology.
5101 Principles of Ecology
Potential topics might include food web theory, productivity-diversity theory, or neutral theory. Readings will begin with classic treatments in the literature and follow the history of the topic up through current research.
5101 Emerging Pollutants
To become familiar with contemporary research on emerging pollutants. To practice critical analysis of environmental problems and their scientific content, and communication of scientific information orally and in writing.
5314 Biometry
An examination of statistical methods and procedures in relation to the design of biological experiments and the analysis of their results.
5320 Biogeography
The role of natural and artificial transport, population pressure and limiting agencies are examined in the light of the patterns of distribution of living organisms.
5326 Wetlands Ecology
An introduction to wetland ecology including the formation of wetlands, biogeochemistry of wetland soils, hydrology and biotic adaptations to wetland environments.
5328 Landscape Ecology
Landscape ecology focuses on the spatial organization of the landscape mosaic and the flows of energy, nutrients, and species among landscape elements and ecosystems.
5337 Behavioral Ecology
Introduction to predictive modeling techniques used in studying behavior and ecology of animals. Includes optimization, dynamic optimization, utility theory, and game theory.
5361 Advanced Biometry
Introduction to various computerized statistical application packages. Topics include multiple regression analysis, path analysis, partial correlation, residual analysis, and various techniques useful for data analysis.
5362 Experimental Design
Various analysis of variance models will be explored including hierarchic models, multiway factorial models, Latin square designs, split plots designs, and incomplete block designs. Nonparametric methodologies and analysis of covariance techniques will also be presented.

Additional advanced statistics courses are offered in the Mathematics Department by Dr. D.L. Hawkins.

Student Advisors


Jane Pugh

Camesha Flowers


Dr. Laura Gough