University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Plant Biology

PBIO 109 - Plant Systematics

Collection and identification of ferns and flowering plants; survey of prominent Vermont plant families; plant nomenclature, classification, and phylogeny; species concepts and speciation; floral function. Pre/co-requisites: PBIO 004 or BIOL 002 or BCOR 012.

PBIO 177 - Biology of Fungi

Collect, identify and study major fungal groups, especially basidiomycetes (mushrooms, rusts and smuts), ascomycetes (cup fungi, yeasts and mildews), and affiliated taxa. Extensive field and lab work, with thematic lectures. Prerequiste: A college-level biology course or permission of Instructor.

PBIO 185 - Biochem for Life & Health Sci

Exploring biological processes at the molecular level and how they are controlled. Topics include enzymes, gene expression, and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Prerequisite: CHEM 042; or CHEM 141 and CHEM 142; or other acceptable coursework in organic chemistry. Cross-listed with: ASCI 185, BIOC 185, NFS 183.

PBIO 187 - BiochemLab for Life&Health Sci

Introduction to techniques used to explore fundamental biochemical concepts including enzyme kinetics, lipids, carbohydrate chemistry, and gene expression. Includes Includes spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry. Pre/co-requisite: ASCI 185, BIOC 185, NFS 183, or PBIO 185. Cross-listed with: ASCI 187, BIOC 187, NFS 187.

PBIO 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

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PBIO 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior standing; Department permission.

PBIO 223 - Fundamentals of Field Science

Pattern and process in natural systems. Weekly discussion of unifying questions in science. Field labs teach sampling and analysis of vegetation, soils, and animals. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or several university courses in earth sciences, life sciences, and chemistry.

PBIO 281 - Botany Seminar

Presentations of personal research by faculty, graduate students, and outside guest speakers. Attendance required of plant biology Graduate students and Seniors in botanical research programs. Without credit.

PBIO 294 - Ecological Modeling

Provide an introduction to the modeling of ecological processes and data, emphasizing likelihood and Bayesian approaches to data modeling and analytical and computational models of ecological process. Uses R, Python, and Wolfram programming languages. Prerequisite: BCOR 102 or Instructor permission.

PBIO 295 - Advanced Special Topics

For advanced students within areas of expertise of faculty. Aspects of ecology, physiology, genetics, cytology, bryology, pteridology, paleobotany, photobiology, membrane physiology, and cell biology. Prerequisite: Department permission.

PBIO 298 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior standing; Department permission.

PBIO 333 - Professional Writing Essential

Basics of good writing, essay and report writing, as published in both popular and professional journals in the environment and natural resources. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Cross-listed with: NR 333.