# 16W - OPEN EEB Course: EEB C119B

**WINTER QUARTER 2016**

***** OPEN EEB COURSE: EEB C119B - MODELING IN ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH (4 units) *****

**Note: Students will not need to have the pre-requisite of EEB C119A completed in order to take this course.**

**Interested students should have:**

**- some previous exposure with modeling
- some ability with a computer language or modeling platform
- the desire to do a modeling study (or one already underway)**

**Instructor: Dr. James Lloyd-Smith**

Lecture: TR at 3:30-4:45PM (Geology 4660)

Discussion: F at 9:00-9:50AM (MS 5217)

SRS: 128-418-201

Final Exam: Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 3:00-6:00PM

NEED ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE? Please send your full name and UID to eebundergrad@lifesci.ucla.edu.

http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/schedule/detselect.aspx?termsel=16W&subareasel=EE+BIOL&idxcrs=0119B+C+

For more detailed information about the course, please contact the instructor, Dr. Lloyd-Smith, at jlloydsmith@ucla.edu

*EEB C119B satisfies the following major/minor requirements:*

BIOLOGY: Category 4 (upper division EEB electives) or Category 5 (upper division science electives)

ECOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, AND EVOLUTION (EBE): Category 3 (ecology, behavior, and evolution) or Category 5 (upper division science electives)

MARINE BIOLOGY: Category 4 (ecology or behavior)

CONSERVATION BIOLOGY MINOR: Upper Division Electives

EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE MINOR: Upper Division Electives

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: course C119A. Advanced techniques in mathematical and computational modeling of ecological dynamics and other population dynamic problems. Independent research projects developed by students. Topics include model formulation, stochastic models, fitting models to data, sensitivity analysis, presentation of model results, and other topics from current literature. Concurrently scheduled with course C219B. P/NP or letter grading.