Courses:

BIOL 204 - Introduction to Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity
This course provides an introduction to evolutionary and ecological processes involved in the generation of our planet's biodiversity, including a review of the patterns and processes that influence the origin, evolution, distribution, and abundance of living things.
Syllabus 204 Winter 2018

BIOL 325 - Ecology and BIOL - 326 Ecology Lab
Ecology is the scientific study of the interactions of organisms with each other and with their physical environment.  In this class, we will explore the different spatial and temporal scales of ecology, focusing on the chemical, physical, and biological processes that influence ecological interactions, as well as how the different scales are linked. 
Syllabus 325 Fall 2014
Syllabus 326 Fall 2013

BIOL 432 - Evolutionary Biology
As distinguished biologist T. Dobzhansky said, "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution." Through this course, students will appreciate the significance of this statement as they become familiar with the principles, patterns, processes and mechanisms of evolution.
Syllabus Fall 2015

BIOL 433/533 - Quaternary Biogeography
The Quaternary is a fascinating period of climatic upheaval, marked by recurring ice ages, an abundance of now-extinct megafauna, and the migration of humans across the globe.This course examines the impact that climatic changes during the past 2 million years had on the distribution of biological diversity, with an emphasis on the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest.
Syllabus Fall 2013

BIOL 452 - Systematic Botany
This course examines the principles of systematics through the taxonomy of land plants with emphasis on the characteristics and phylogeny of flowering plant families. Through collections and identification using dichotomous keys, students will become familiar with species native to the Pacific Northwest.
Syllabus Spring 2018

BIOL 453 - Mycology
This course examines the biology of the true fungi, including cellular biology, physiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Though mycology is traditionally taught as a progression from lower to higher fungi, we will cover the diversity of mushrooms first so that students will have the opportunity to develop identification skills while the fruiting bodies are abundant in nature.
Syllabus Fall 2014