Curriculum - Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology

Effective Fall 2011

GDPE's supplemental GS6 and GS25 Form

Course Title Cr
I. REQUIRED COURSES (7 Credits)1
ECOL 505P Foundations of Ecology 2
ECOL 571P Distinguished Ecologists Lecture Series
(must select 2 credit option)
2
ECOL 592P Interdisciplinary Seminars in Ecology
(two separate courses)
2
ECOL 693P Research Seminar 1
Min. of 7
II. ECOLOGY COURSES (minimum of 6 credits from Groups A + B)
Select one of the following Group A Organism / Population courses:
BZ 526P/
BSPM 526P
Evolutionary Ecology 3
BZ 548P Theory of Population and Evolutionary Ecology 4
FW 662P Wildlife Population Dynamics 3
Select one of the following Group B Community / Ecosystem courses:
ECOL 600P Community Ecology 3

ECOL 610P

Ecosystem Ecology 3
ESS 660P Biogeochemical Cycling in Ecosystems 3
Min. of 6

III. RESEARCH TOOLS (minimum of 6 credits)
Select a minimum of 6 credits from Group C Quantitative Tools from the GDPE Cafeteria List below
Min. of 6

IV. DIRECTED ELECTIVES (minimum of 6 credits)
Select a minimum of 6 additional credits from any course listed in Groups A, B, C from GDPE Cafeteria List below
Min. of 6
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDITS FOR REQUIRED AND DIRECTED ELECTIVES 25
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES, INDEPENDENT STUDY, RESEARCH, and DISSERTATION 1,2 Min. of 47
PROGRAM TOTAL = Minimum of
72 credits
P This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Courses of Instruction section of the catalog or http://catalog.colostate.edu/front/courses-of-instruction.aspx to see the course prerequisites.
1 Students in the Human-Environment Interactions specialization must choose from courses listed in the specialization program of study.
2 Students should consult the Graduate and Professional Bulletin for requirements for transfer of credits from other institutions and completion of courses toward a graduate degree. Select a combination of elective courses, ECOL 695, ECOL 698, and ECOL 799 with approval of advisor and committee. All students in the Ph.D. program must complete a dissertation.

GDPE Cafeteria List (subject to change)

This list contains suggestions for appropriate courses and is not a complete list. Other graduate level (500 and above) courses that fit within these categories may be taken to satisfy the credit requirement with approval of advisor, committee and GDPE Director.

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
GROUP A Organism / Population
BSPM 509 Herbicide Selectivity and Action 3
BSPM 523 Evolution and Classification of Insects 4
BSPM 528 Invasive Plants and Weeds: Ecosystems to Molecules 3
BSPM 556 Biological Control of Plant Pests 3
BSPM 570 Chemical Ecology 3
BZ 505 Cognitive Ecology 3
BZ 510 Zoophysiological Ecology 3
BZ 525 Molecular Ecology 4
BZ 526 / BSPM 526 Evolutionary Ecology 3
BZ 530 Ecological Plant Morphology 2
BZ 535 Behavioral Ecology 3
BZ 548 Theory of Population and Evolutionary Ecology 4
BZ 555 Reproductive Biology of Higher Plants 3
BZ 572 Phytoremediation 3
BZ 578 / MIP 578 Genetics of Natural Populations 4
BZ 580 The Biological Basis of Behavior 4
BZ 616 Vertebrate Marine Physiological Ecology 4
F 510 Ecophysiology of Trees 3
FW 544 Ecotoxicology 3
FW 565 Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts 3
FW 567 Wildlife Disease Ecology 3
FW 581 Evolutionary Concepts in Conservation 3
FW 605 Advanced Physiological Ecology of Fishes 4
FW 662 Wildlife Population Dynamics 3
HORT 571 Soil Plant Water Relations 3
HORT 576 Advanced Environmental Plant Stress Physiology 4
HORT 601 Current Topics in Root and Rhizoshpere Biology 2
SOCR 540 Soil-Plant-Nutrient Relationships 3
GROUP B Community / Ecosystem
ANTH 530 Human Environment Interactions 3
ATS 760 Global Carbon Cycle 2
ECOL 600 Community Ecology 3
ECOL 610 Ecosystem Ecology 3
ECOL 620 Applications in Landscape Ecology 4
BZ 561 Landscape Ecology 3
ESS 660 Biogeochemical Cycling 3
F 624 Fire Ecology 3
FW 540 Fisheries Ecology 3
FW 555 Conservation Biology 3
FW 567 Wildlife Disease Ecology 3
FW 580 Biological Invasions and Animal Conservation 3
MIP 624 Advanced Topics in Microbial Ecology 2
NR 578 Ecology of Disturbed Lands 3
NR 580A3 Ecosystem Services: Theory and Practice 3
NR 678 Advanced Ecological Restoration 4
RS 580 Riparian Ecology and Management 3
RS 630 Ecology of Grasslands and Shrublands 3
SOCR 755 Advanced Soil Microbiology 3
GROUP C Quantitative Tools
AREC 505 Agricultural Production Economics 3
AREC 535 Applied Econometrics 3
AREC 540 Economics of Natural Resources 3
AREC 541 Environmental Economics 3
AREC 635 Econometric Theory I 3
AREC 735 Econometric Theory II 3
CIVE / WR 524 Modeling Watershed Hydrology 3
ECON 501 Quantitative Methods for Economists 3
ECON 635 Econometric Theory I 3
ECON 735 Econometric Theory I 3
FW 551 Design of Fish and Wildlife Studies 3
FW 552 Applied Sampling for Wildlife/Fish Studies 3
FW 663 Sampling and Analysis of Vertebrate Populations 5
FW 680A1 Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology 3
GEOL 551 Groundwater Modeling 3
GR 503 / NR 503 Remote Sensing and Image Analysis 4
MATH 530 Math for Scientists and Engineers 4
MATH 540 Dynamical Systems 3
MIP 570 Functional Genomics 3
NR 504 Computer Analysis of Remote Sensing Data 4
NR 505 Concepts in GIS 4
NR 506 GIS Methods 4
NR 512 Spatial Statistical Modeling 3
NR 523 / STAT 523 Quantitative Spatial Statistics 3
NR 575 Systems Ecology 4
NR 580A2 / ANTH 580A2 Ecological and Social Agent-Based Modeling 3
NR 621 Design of GIS 3
NRRT 765 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3
SOCR 522 Plant Canopy Meteorology 3
SOCR 550 Advanced Soil Genesis 3
SOCR 567 Environmental Soil Chemistry 4
SOCR 620 Modeling Ecosystem Biogeochemistry 3
SOCR 670 Terrestrial Ecosystem Stable Isotope Ecology 3
SOCR 770 Advanced Soil Physics 4
STAT 511 Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I 4
STAT 512 Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II 4
STAT 520 Introduction to Probability Theory 4
STAT 521 Stochastic Processes 3
STAT 530 Mathematical Statistics 3
STAT 540 Data Analysis and Regression 3
STAT 544 Biostatistical Methods for Quantitative Data 3
STAT 560 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3
STAT 580A2 Design and Data Analysis for Bioinformatics 3
STAT 675 Bayesian Statistics 1-3
WR 574 Advanced Snow Hydrology 4
WR 575 Snow Hydrology Field Methods 1
WR 674 Data Issues in Hydrology 3