Organismal and Population Biology Biological diversity and organismal biology. Principles of evolution, transmission genetics, population biology, community structure, ecology. Nature and process of organismal biology including experimental design, statistical methods, hypothesis testing in genetics, ecology, and evolution.
Frequent tutoring topics Chi-squared test, t-test, inheritance, research project design, data collection, data analysis, and data interpretation.
Tutoring in ecological and environmental ecology with emphasis on understanding how human actions impact the environment. Lab focused on applied analytical skills using, fieldwork, and simulations.
Ecology Tutoring in the study of organisms interacting with each other and their environment at individual, population, community, and ecosystem levels of organization. Includes human interaction with ecological systems.
Frequent tutoring topics Chi-squared test, t-test, research project design, data collection, data analysis, and data interpretation.
Plant Biology Tutoring in basic concepts in the biology of plants from the perspective of structure and function, ecology and evolution, and diversity.
Frequent tutoring topics Plant structure defecation, proposing hypotheses, designing and conducting experiments and interpreting data.
Botany Tutoring in botanical field techniques, the vegetation and the flora of North America. Terminology of description, use of taxonomic keys, techniques of specimen preservation, field recognition of plant taxa and communities and controlling ecological factors, economic and wildlife significance of dominant taxa, principles of classification and nomenclature.
Frequent tutoring topics Strategies for memorizing flora, natural history, occurrence
Comparative Vertebrate Zoology/Comparative morphology Tutoring in comparative morphology of representative vertebrates with emphasis on phylogeny and ontogeny and consideration of histology and function. Dissection of representatives of most vertebrate classes. (lamprey, mudpuppy, shark, cat, pigeon)
Frequent tutoring topics Strategies for memorizing osteological and soft tissue parts, how morphology has evolved over time, identification of structures
Mammalogy Analysis of the behavior, ecology, evolution, and systematics of mammals. Emphasis on diversity of form and function, life history patterns, and identification. Taxonomy, identification, evolution, zoogeography, life history traits, and techniques of study of wild mammals.
Frequent tutoring topics Strategies for memorizing and identifying specific and higher order taxa, natural history, evolutionary histories
Ornithology Tutoring in classification, evolution, distribution, identification, life histories, and morphological, ecological, and behavioral adaptations of birds.
Frequent tutoring topics Strategies for memorizing and identifying specific and higher order taxa and song, natural history, evolutionary histories
Herpetology/ Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles Tutoring in the biology of amphibians and reptiles with an emphasis on evolutionary relationships and comparative morphology, physiology, ecology, and natural history
Frequent tutoring topics Strategies for memorizing and identifying specific and higher order taxa and anurans calls, natural history, evolutionary histories
Ichthyology/ Biology of Fishes Tutoring in the ecology and evolution of fishes with particular emphasis on physiology, morphology, behavior, and taxonomy
Frequent tutoring topics Strategies for memorizing and identifying specific and higher order taxa, natural history, evolutionary histories, Techniques and principles involved in management of fishes
Animal Behavior Tutoring in the theory and application in basic and applied animal behavior. Interdisciplinary analysis of animal behavior in the field, captive settings and laboratories. Advanced topics in the ecology and evolution of animal behavior. Evolution
Evolution Tutoring in the development of the evolutionary concept; speciation evolutionary mechanisms and phylogenetic concepts.
Biogeography Tutoring in geographical distributions of plants and animals; biogeographic realms. Ecological and evolutionary mechanisms determining distributional patterns. Application of biogeography to conservation problems.
Marine biology Tutoring in analysis of marine and estuarine systems. Integration of biology, chemistry, and physics. Life histories of marine organisms. Biology of special marine habitats including rocky intertidal zones, upwellings, coral reefs and deep sea.