EECB Course Requirements and Approved Courses

Please scroll down below EECB Fellowships.

 

 

Courses Fulfilling EECB requirements - Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022

EECB course requirements consist of one course each in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology at the 600 or 700 level, at least 2 credits. For additional information please scroll down.

 

Fall 2019

 

BOT 612 Advanced Botanical Problems: The Beak of the Finch - fulfills Evolution

BOT 612 Advanced Botanical Problems: Plant-animal Interactions on Islands: Past, Present, and Future (Drake) - fulfills Conservation Biology or Ecology (not both)

PEPS 662 Systematics and Phylogenetics (Rubinoff) – fulfills Evolution

TPSS 711 Quantitative Genomics and Evolution (Kantar) - fulfills Evolution

ZOOL 606 Animal Behavior (Tricas) - fulfills Ecology or Evolution

ZOOL 750 Special Topics in Conservation: Models and Inference in Conservation Biology (Thomson) – fulfills Conservation Biology

 

Spring 2020

 

BOT 661 Hawaiian Vascular Plants (Morden) - fulfills Evolution

MBIO 715 Marine Conservation Biology (Hixon) - fulfills Conservation Biology

ZOOL 719 Macroevolution (Butler) - fulfills Evolution

 

Fall 2020

 

BOT 603 Darwin's Origin of Species (Drake) - fulfills Evolution

BOT 690 / NREM 690 Conservation Biology (Ticktin / Litton) - fulfills Conservation Biology

OCN 628 Benthis Biological Oceanography (Craig Smith) - fulfills Ecology

TPSS/SLS 615 Quantitative Genomics and Evolution (Kantar, Chong) - fulfills Evolution

ZOOL 606 Animal Behavior (Tricas) - fulfills Ecology or Evolution

ZOOL 652 Population Biology (Ferguson) - fulfills Ecology

ZOOL 780 Foundations of Evolution and Ecology, part 1 (Thomson, Wright, Reed) - fulfills Evolution and Ecology when taken with Zool 781

(must commit to both ZOOL 780 and ZOOL 781 - cannot take just one or the other)

 

Spring 2021

 

BOT 612 Ecology of Microbial Symbiosis (Amend) -fulfills Ecology

BOT 661 Hawaiian Native Plants (Morden) - fulfills Evolution

BOT 669 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Heyduk) – fulfills Evolution

TPSS 604 Advanced Soil Microbiology (Nguyen) - fulfills Ecology

ZOOL 781 Foundations of Evolution and Ecology, part 2 (Reed, Thomson, Wright) - fulfills Evolution and Ecology when taken with Zool 781

(must have committed to both ZOOL 780 and ZOOL 781 - cannot take just one or the other)

 

Summer I 2021

 

NREM 691 Advanced Topics in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. Botanical Conservation: Collections From Discovery to Restoration (Rønsted) – fulfills Conservation Biology

 

Summer II 2021

 

NREM 691 Advanced Topics in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. Terrestrial and Marine Mammal Regulation, Science, and Management (Brodsky) - fulfills Conservation Biology

 

Fall 2021

 

BOT 612  Plant Reproductive Ecology (Sugiyama) - fulfills Ecology
BOT 682 Plants in Marine Environments (Celia Smith) - fulfills Ecology
GEO 639 Community-based Natural Resource Management (Suryanata) - fulfills Ecology
OCN 626 Marine Microplankton Ecology (Steward) - fulfills Ecology
OCN 628  Benthic Biological Ocean (Craig Smith) - fulfills Ecology
PEPS 662 Systematics and Phylogenetics (Rubinoff) - fulfills Evolution
PEPS 675/L Biological Control of Pests (Mark Wright) - fulfills Conservation Biology
ZOOL 606/L Animal Behavior (Tricas) - fulfills Ecology or Evolution

ZOOL 690 Conservation Biology (Amber Wright & Bob Thomson) - fulfills Conservation Biology

 

Spring 2022

 

BIOL 650 Population Genetics (Reed) - fulfills Evolution (3 credits)

BOT 661 Hawaiian Native Plants (Morden) - fulfills Evolution (3 credits)

OCN 621 Biological Oceanography (White) - fulfills Conservation Biology (3 credits)

OCN 627 Ecology of Pelagic Marine Animals (Drazen) - fulfills Ecology (4 credits)

OCN 628 Benthic Biological Oceanography (Edwards) - fulfills Ecology (4 credits)

ZOOL 631 Intro to Statistical Modeling (Ferguson) - fulfills Ecology (4 credits)

 

Summer 2022

 

NREM 691 Botanical Conservation (Rønsted) - fulfills Conservation Biology (3 Credits)

 

Fall 2022

 

BOT 601 Foundations in Island Plants (Barton) - fulfills Ecology or Evolution (2 credits)

BOT 612 Ecology of Microbial Symbiosis (Hynson) - fulfills Ecology (3 credits)

BOT 669 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (Heyduk) - fulfills Evolution (4 credits)

BOT 682 Plants in Marine Environments (Smith) - fulfills Ecology (3 credits)

MBIO 715 Marine Conservation Biology (Hixon) - fulfills Conservation Biology (2 credits)

BOT 603 Darwin's Origin of Species (Drake) - fulfills Evolution (2 credits)

BOT/NREM/ZOOL 690 Conservation Biology (Litton & Ticktin) - fulfills Conservation Biology (3 credits)

OCN 626 Marine Microplankton Ecology (Steward) - fulfills Ecology (4 credits)

ZOOL 606 & 606L Animal Behavior (Tricas) - fulfills Ecology or Evolution (3 credits lecture, 1 credit lab)

ZOOL 780 Foundations of Evolution and Ecology, part 1 (Reed, Thomson, Wright) - fulfills Evolution and Ecology when taken with Zool 781 (4 credits) (must commit to both ZOOL 780 and ZOOL 781 - cannot take just one or the other)

 

 

EECB Fellowships

Each spring semester EECB offers the Maybelle Roth Fellowships, the Watson T. Yoshimoto Fellowships and the Hampton and Meredith Carson Fellowships. The Maybelle Roth Fellowships are administered though the ARCS Foundation, while the Yoshimoto and Carson Fellowships are administered through EECB. All are considered as EECB Fellowships. Applications are reviewed by the EECB Grants and Fellowships Committee. Funds from the fellowships must be used in support of the research and related academic purposes outlined in the application. They are not stipends, and may not be used for tuition or other, non-academic purposes. Each fellowship is awarded only once during a student’s tenure as an EECB student.

 

The deadline for applications to be recieved is 15 February (or, if this falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the following Monday or the day after the holiday). Submit your application materials using this application form. Please instruct your references to submit letters of recommendation using this form.


Criteria the Committee will use in evaluating fellowship applications include relevance of the research to the EECB goals, importance/originality of the proposed research, feasibility of the project, etc. Involvement of students in the EECB program will also be taken into consideration. Also, students must have completed some of the required EECB coursework to be considered (2 of 3 for the Roth fellowship; 1 of 3 for Yoshimoto and Carson fellowships). Look at the form the Committee uses to guide its reviews of applications (it is available by clicking on the link below), as this form outlines the criteria in more detail. Make sure that you address each criterion appropriately.


If your application includes a request for funding to travel to a conference, it must involve a presentation representing work done while you were in the EECB program.

 

You would probably find it useful to take a look at the Fellowship Application Review Form as this is what the committee uses to evaluate the applications.

Maybelle Roth Fellowships

The Maybelle Roth Fellowship is a $5,000 award. Generally two are awarded each year. These fellowships are generally awarded to a relatively senior graduate student (but consult with the EECB Grants and Fellowships Committee for more information and advice). Only doctoral students who are US citizens are eligible. They are awarded in part on the basis of an application for research support, but a major additional criterion on which applications are assessed is the student’s academic accomplishments. A student who is awarded an EECB Maybelle Roth Fellowship is then eligible for the ARCS Student of the Year Award (this is not an EECB award), an additional award based on the merits of her/his accomplishments. The $5,000 award is given directly to the student.

Watson T. Yoshimoto Fellowships

Mr. Yoshimoto, the benefactor of the Yoshimoto Fellowships, gave EECB an endowment that supports up to four fellowships annually (valued at up to $5000) depending on availability of funds. These fellowships are open to any EECB student (you need not be an US citizen) who is doing research on “the conservation of wildlife existing on earth, including the preservation of the habitats where they live”. The quote is taken from the Memorandum of Understanding between Mr. Yoshimoto’s Foundation and UH. They are awarded on the basis of an application for research support and an evaluation of how the proposed research will benefit wildlife conservation. It is important to note that Mr. Yoshimoto’s idea of “wildlife” was lions, bears, elephants, etc. However, while most research projects within EECB can be argued as having some bearing on this, perhaps related to general and/or theoretical principles, your specific Yoshimoto Fellowship statement (see the application form) must make this connection explicit – it is recommended that you ask the Grants Committee or especially Dr. Kaneshiro if you are unsure about this. The award is given directly to the student.

 

Hampton and Meredith Carson Fellowships

 

Hamp Carson (1914-2004) was one of the great pioneers of modern evolutionary biology. He was a professor at the University of Hawaii from 1971. Most of his work was on Drosophila and he was a founding member of the "Hawaiian Drosophila Project", pioneering the use of cytogenetics in the study of evolution in this spectacular radiation. He was a great synthesizer, bringing his research in cytology, ecology and genetics to bear on big evolutionary questions. His body of research was extremely influential and highly regarded and in 1979 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, winning the Academy's pretigious Leidy Medal in 1985 for his work on Hawaiian Drosophila. Also a committed educator and member of the EECB faculty, he and his wife Meredith, on their passing, left their Big Island retreat to the University and endowed the Hampton and Meredith Carson Fellowships. They are awarded on the basis of an application for research support, with up to four fellowships available annually (valued at up to $5000) depending on availability of funds. As a reflection of Hamp's broad interests in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, most research in EECB is eligible for support, although ideally this should be within an evolutionary context. The award is given directly to the student.

 

Melanie F. G. Brose Eco-Policy Fellowships

 

This fund provides fellowships up to $1000 to students in the EECB program for research that examines 1) the biology of a species (potentially any life form including algae, birds, fungi, insects, mammals, plants, etc.) or ecosystem, 2) how the perception of the species or ecosystem in the indigenous culture or the international community shapes species or ecosystem well-being, and 3) how the results of the study may influence future policy (conservation or political) related to the species or ecosystem. The fund's benefactor had research interests relating not only to the biology, ecology and diversity of species, but also how they were viewed symbolically by different cultures, how that symbolism shaped indigenous, national, or international norms and conservation policies, and the extent to which symbolic roles actually impact the protection, or exploitation, of a species. Research supported by this fund must articulate how such symbolism influences the preservation of species and associated ecosystems.

EECB Course Requirements

EECB course requirements consist of one course each in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology at the 600 or 700 level, at least 2 credits. Courses taken at other universities cannot be used to fulfill EECB course requirements but approved courses taken at the University of Hawaii prior to admission to EECB can count towards the EECB requirements.


In addition, students must complete all degree requirements of the home academic department and participate in EECB activites, particularly the "Evoluncheon" seminar series held weekly.

 

 

EECB Approved Courses

Ecology Evolution Conservation Biology

BOT 601 Foundations in Island Plants (Barton) (2)

ANTH 604

Physical Anthropology (3)

BOT 690 / NREM 690 / ZOOL 690

Conservation Biology (3)

BOT 612

Plant Reproductive Ecology (3)

BIOL 650

Population Genetics (Reed) (3)

MBIO 715

Marine Conservation Biology (3/2)

BOT 612 Ecology of Microbial Symbiosis (Hynson) (3)

BOT 601 Foundations in Island Plants (Barton) (2)

NREM 691

Botanical Conservation Collections (3)

BOT 682

Plants in Marine Environments (4/3)

BOT 603

Origin of Species (2)

NREM 691

Terrestrial and Marine Mammal Regulation, Science, and Management (3)

GG 639

Community-based Natural Resource Management (3)

BOT 661

Hawaiian Native Plants (Morden) (3)

PEPS 675 & 675L

Biological Control (3)

OCN 626

Marine Microplankton Ecology (4)

BOT 664

Hawaiian Vascular Plants (3)

OCN 621

Biological Oceanography (White) (3)

OCN 627

Ecology of Pelagic Marine Animals (3)

BOT 669

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (3/4)

OCN 627 Ecology of Pelagic Marine Animals (Drazen) (4)

OCN 628

Benthic Biological Oceanography (4)

PEPS 662

Systematics and Phylogenetics (3)

OCN 628 Benthic Biological Oceanography (Edwards) (4)

PEPS 671

Insect Ecology (3)

TPSS 615 / SLS 615

Quantitative Genomics and Evolution (3)

ZOOL 690

Conservation Biology (3)

Wright & Thomson (Fall 2021)

TPSS 604

Advanced Soil Microbiology (4)

ZOOL 606 & 606L

Animal Behavior (3 Lec, 1 Lab)

ZOOL 606 & 606L

Animal Behavior (3 Lec, 1 Lab)

ZOOL 610

Larval Biology (3)

ZOOL 610

Larval Biology (3)

ZOOL 780

Foundations of Evolution and Ecology (4)

(to be taken with ZOOL 781)

ZOOL 620

Marine Ecology (3)

ZOOL 781

Foundations of Evolution and Ecology, part 2 (4)

(to be taken with ZOOL 780)

ZOOL 631

Introduction to Statistical Modeling

Ferguson (4)

ZOOL 780

Foundations of Evolution and Ecology (4)

(to be taken with ZOOL 781)

ZOOL 781

Foundations of Evolution and Ecology, part 2 (4)

(to be taken with ZOOL 780)

 

In addition, several special topics courses are routinely approved for EECB credit. These offerings change year to year and are not always relevant to EECB, so not all sections of these classes are approved for credit. EECB approved sections of the courses below are routinely offered. This list is not exhaustive and special topics courses from other program are also occasionally approved. In general, approved courses must be two credits or more, and be relevant to graduate level work in our three topical areas.

ANTH 620H Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

BOT 612 Advanced Botanical Problems

BOT 750 Topics in Conservation Biology

MBIO 715 Topics in Marine Conservation Biology

NREM 691 Advanced Topics in Natural Resources and Environmental Management

PEPS 691 Special Topics

ZOOL 739 Topics in Ecology

ZOOL 750 Topics in Conservation Biology

ZOOL 714 Topics in Animal Behavior

ZOOL 739 Topics in Ecology

This page last modified by Robert Cowie 13 April 2022

 

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