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Integrative Biology 546 Syllabi

Topics in Ecology & Evolution

IB 546: Speaker seminar series featuring discussion, review and critical analysis of general concepts and specific problems in ecology and evolution. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Spring 2023 - IB 546 sections

Graduate Seminar in DEI Topics - IB 546 Section B
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Drs. Carla Cáceres, Katy Heath, Eva Fischer

We will come together once a week to discuss the readings or assignment as a group. Participants are expected to lead the discussion at least once during the semester, and as a group come up with a list of discussion questions based on the assigned readings/media.

Principles of Neuroethology - IB 546 Section DM
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Dr. Daniel J. Miller

A seminar on the neural mechanisms of behavior, from basic perception to sensorimotor integration to memory systems and executive function. We will read through most chapters within the classic textbook, Sensation and Perception (10th edition), as well as a few supplementary readings from Evolutionary Neuroscience (3rd Edition, Jon H Kaas). We will discuss the main systems within the brain, and how interactions within and between these systems over the course of development produce behavior. In this seminar, we will emphasize the integrated nature of central representations of ecological signals transduced by peripheral detectors, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of converging neural solutions to reveal the selective pressures acting to shape brain organization and function across taxa.

Non-parametric Statistics for Biologists - IB 546 Section MH
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Dr. Mark E. Hauber

Despite the vast amounts of data that are produced by modern biology, non-parametric statistics continue to play a role in the analyses of biological data. This 1-credit hr course will survey the criteria, methods, and implementations of non-parametric tests in practice, using open-access platforms that are available for statistical replication of analyses and outputs.

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