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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Concentration

New Concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Requirements for the Concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

Concentrations are elective and appear on the diploma of students who elect them.

Program Learning Outcome (PLO) of the Concentration in EEB

Graduate level knowledge of current advances and theoretical foundations in both ecology and evolutionary biology, as well as extensive scholarship, teaching and research ability in one or more specialized areas of ecology and/or evolutionary biology, broadly defined.

Core Requirements for Degree with Concentration in EEB

  • One graduate-level course in Quantitative Biology (3-5 units)
  • One graduate-level course in Systems Biology (3-5 units)
  • One graduate-level course in Ecology* (3-5 units)
  • One graduate-level course in Evolutionary Biology* (3-5 units)

* Alternative courses that are not listed as fulfilling a specific requirement can be petitioned to qualify for one of the required subject areas.

Additional Requirements for Degree with Concentration in EEB

  • No course may fulfill more than one degree requirement
  • The dissertation must fall within the areas of ecology and/or evolutionary biology broadly defined, as determined by the student’s dissertation committee.

Criterion for Courses that fulfill the Ecology Requirement

Substantial exposure to both the primary and secondary scientific literature in ecology and graduate level knowledge of the foundations of ecology.

Criterion for Courses that fulfill the Evolutionary Biology Requirement

Substantial exposure to primary and secondary scientific literature in evolutionary biology and graduate level knowledge of the foundations of evolutionary biology.

List of Courses that fulfill the Ecology Requirement

This list is maintained and updated by QSB Educational Policy Committee in consultation with the QSB faculty.

  • QSB 218 - Global Change Biology (3 units)

  • QSB 245 - Biogeography (3 units)
  • QSB 246 - Community Ecology (3 units)
  • QSB 248 - Advanced Topics in Ecology (3 units)
  • QSB 256 - Ecological Dynamics (4 units)

List of Courses that fulfill the Evolutionary Biology Requirement

This list is maintained and updated by QSB Educational Policy Committee in consultation with the QSB faculty.

  • QSB 244 - Phylogenetics (4 units)
  • QSB 245 - Biogeography (3 units)
  • QSB 257 - Evolutionary Dynamics (3 units)
  • QSB 230 - Ecological Genetics (3 units)
  • QSB 247 - Phylogenetic Comparative Methods (3 units)