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Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity

The minor in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity offers the student a broad background in the theoretical and empirical basis of our understanding of the diversity and distribution of living organisms.

Requirements: 

18 units

Complete the following two courses (8 units)

  • EVE 100 Introduction to Evolution (4 units)
  • EVE 101 Introduction to Ecology (4 units)

Choose one course (3-5 units)

  • ENT 103 Insects Systematics (3 units)
  • EVE 105 Phylogenetic Analysis of Vertebrate Structure  (4 units)
  • EVE 108 Systematics and Evolution of Angiosperms (5 units)
  • EVE 112 Biology of Invertebrates (3 units)
  • EVE 112L Biology of Invertebrates Laboratory (2 units)
  • EVE 114 Experimental Invertebrate Biology (3 units)
  • EVE 140 Paleobotany  (4 units)
  • PLB 116 Plant Morphology and Evolution (5 units)
  • PLB 148 Introductory Mycology  (4 units)
  • PLS 147 California Plant Communities (3 units)
  • WFC 110 Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (3 units)
  • WFC 110L Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Wild Mammals (3 units)
  • WFC 111 Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (3 units)
  • WFC 111L Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds (3 units)
  • WFC 120 Biology and Conservation of Fishes (3 units)
  • WFC 120L Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Fishes (2 units)
  • WFC 134 Herpetology (3 units)
  • WFC 134L Herpetology Laboratory (3 units)
  • MIC 105 Microbial Diversity (3 units)
  • MIC 105L Microbial Diversity Laboratory  (3 units)
  • NEM 110 Introduction to Nematology (2 units)

Choose two courses (6-9 units)

  • EVE 102 Population and Quantitative Genetics (4 units)
  • EVE 103 Phylogeny, Speciation and Macroevolution  (4 units)
  • EVE 107 Animal Communication (4 units)
  • EVE 115 Marine Ecology (4 units)
  • EVE 117 Plant Ecology  (4 units)
  • EVE 119 Population Biology of Invasive Plants and Weeds (3 units)
  • EVE 120 Global Change Ecology (3 units)
  • EVE 131 Human Genetic Variation and Evolution  (3 units)
  • EVE 138 Ecology of Tropical Latitudes (5 units)
  • EVE 141 Principles of Systematics (3 units)
  • EVE 147 Biogeography (4 units)
  • EVE 149 Evolution of Ecological Systems (4 units)
  • EVE 150 Evolution of Animal Development  (3 units)
  • EVE 161 Microbial Phylogenomics - Genomic Perspectives on the Diversity and Diversification of Microbes (3 units)
  • EVE 180A Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field  (4 units)
  • and EVE 180B Experimental Ecology and Evolution in the Field (4 units)
  • EVE 181 Ecology and Evolution of Animal-Plant Interactions (4 units)

Laboratory or field course

  • At least one of the courses taken to fulfill these requirements must include a 6-hour-per-week laboratory or field component or two courses with a 3-hour-per-week laboratory or field component.

Total = 18 units

Minor Advisor

Joyce Fernandez
jfernandez@ucdavis.edu