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Graduate Requirement List for PhD Students

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program

Graduate Ecology Course (800 Level - l course)

BOT826 Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach (OTS)

ENT844 Insect Ecology and Evolution

FW824 Analysis of Wildlife Population

FW840 Landscape Ecology

FW877 Fish Population Dynamics

FOR804 Forest Ecology

ZOL822 Topics in Ethology and Behavioral Ecology

ZOL896 Population and Community Ecology

ZOL897 Ecosystem Ecology & Global Change

Graduate Evolution Course (800 Level - l course)

ZOL/BOT849 Evolutionary Biology

* FW828 Conservation Genetics

* FOR842 Population Genetics

* ZOL855 Molecular Evolution

*These are advanced courses and require prior broad evolutionary biology background.

Many EEBB students will prefer to take the more general broadly based Evolutionary Biology BOT/ZOL 849 course. Those students who already have a strong background in evolutionary biology may elect to take one of the more advanced courses listed above (*), but must receive approval of the instructor(s). Of course, more than one evolution course may be taken upon suggestion by the students’ guidance committee.

Quantitative Methods Course (800 Level - l course)**

EEBB doctoral candidates are required to complete one course from the following list:

ANS870/943 Techniques of Analyzing Unbalanced Research Data

CSS921 Contemporary Statistical Models in Biology

FW850  Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods

FW857 Theoretical Ecology

ZOL851 Statistical Methods for Ecology and Evolution

In preparation for the selected class from the list above, many EEBB students  (particularly those who do not enter MSU with a strong background in statistical analysis of data) elect first to take STT 464 (Statistics for Biologists) and STT 814 (Advanced Statistics for Biologists), or courses that are equivalent to these in topical coverage.

(plus attending EEBB Seminar Series each semester)

Ph.D. candidates must have at least two EEBB faculty members on their guidance committee. One EEBB faculty member must serve as the student's Ph.D. advisor.