I will be teaching the following courses in the 2013-2014 academic year:
Bio 16 (Ecology)
Course description: We will explore the ecological mechanisms governing patterns in the distribution and abundance of plants and animals, the population dynamics of complex species interactions, and the transformation and flux of energy and matter. We will also investigate the ecological basis of environmental issues, such as biological control of invasive species and human-induced changes in nutrient cycling. Laboratories focus on experimental and quantitative analyses of local ecosystems, with an emphasis on field studies.
Bio 133 (Foundations of Ecological and Evolutionary Biology)
Course description: This course is a reading seminar in which graduate students will read and discuss a series of contemporary papers taken from the primary literature on various topics in ecology and evolutionary biology.