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.


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. 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.

 

Fellowship Application Form

 

Fellowship Application Review Form

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.

EECB Course Requirements

EECB course requirements consist of one course 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.

Generic Course Titles

Generic course titles such as BOT612 Advanced Botanical Problems. or ZOOL 739 Topics in Ecology, the content of which may differ each time it is offered, require evaluation by the EECB curriculum committee each time a new course is offered. For such courses please submit the syllabus to the EECB chair who will pass it to the curriculum committee to determine whether it will fulfill one or more of the three course requirements. If, after the fact, you wish to know whether a course you took previously will fulfill one of the EECB requirements, please also submit a syllabus to the EECB chair who will again pass it to the curriculum committee for evaluation.

Courses no longer offered

Some of the courses listed below are no longer offered or were 'one-off' courses. They remain on the list for now so that students who took these courses in the past can see which ones fulfill which requirements. However, the course designations for these courses are enclosed in brackets, at least those that are known to be no longer offered.

 

 

EECB Approved Courses

Ecology Evolution Conservation Biology
ANTH 606

Anthropology of Infectious Disease (3)

ANTH 604

Physical Anthropology (3)

ANTH 620H

Human Ecology (3)

[BOT 612/ANTH 750B]
Ecological impact of alien rats

Drake/Hunt

 

[BOT 610]
Seed Ecology
BOT 612

IUCN Red List assessments (2)

Morden (Spring 2016)

[BOT 612]
Seed Ecology

[BOT 612]
Plants, Animals and Islands

BOT 612

Ecology and conservation of coastal terrestrial plant and animal communities (2)

Drake & Morden (Spring 2014)

[BOT 612]
Plants, Animals and Islands

[BOT 612]
Biology and Evolution of Ferns and
Lycophytes (2)

Ranker (Spring 2009)

BOT 651
Invasion Biology (3)

BOT 612

Coastal Restoration Ecology (2)

Barton (Spring 2016)

[BOT 612]
Plant-animal Interactions (2)

Drake (Spring 2011)

BOT 690
Conservation Biology (3)

[BOT 612]
Plant-animal Interactions (2)

Drake (Spring 2011)


[BOT 612]
Pacific Biogeography (2)

Keeley/Funk (Spring 2012)

BOT 750
Seamount Ecology and Fisheries (2-4)
Watling (Spring 2009, Spring 2011)

[BOT 612]
The Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Defense (2)

Barton (Spring 2013)

[BOT 612]
The Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Defense (2)

Barton (Spring 2013)

GEOG 750
Research Seminar: Biogeography

BOT 612
Ecology of Microbial Symbioses (2)

[was BOT 612 Ecology of Fungal Symbioses, Hynson, Fall 2014]

Hynson (Fall 2015)

BOT 612
Origin of Species (2)

Ranker (Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)

GEOG 752
Research Seminar: Biogeography


BOT 612
Modeling Population Dynamics in R (3)

Gaoue (Fall 2016)

BOT 620
Advances in Plant Eoclogy

Drake (Fall 2008)
Pollination Ecology (2)

GEOG 758
Research Seminar: Conservation (3)

[BOT 620]
Disturbance Ecology (2)
Walker (Spring 2010)

BOT 661
Hawaiian Vascular Plants (3)

MBIO 715

Marine Conservation Biology (3)

Hixon (Fall 2015)

Bot 620

Advances in Plant Ecology: Pollination Ecology (2)

Drake (Fall 2008)

BOT 662
Advanced Systematics (4)

NREM 611

Resource and Environmental Policy (3)

Oleson (Fall 2013)

BOT 644
Ethnoecological Methods (3)

BOT 661
Hawaiian Vascular Plants (3)

NREM 690
Conservation Biology (3)

BOT 650
Ecology Seminar (2)

BOT 669 [was BOT 675]
Molecular Systematics and Evolution (3)

[NREM 691 (002)]
Foundations of Conservation and
Natural Resources (3)
Lepczyk (Spring 2010)

 

BOT 651
Invasion Biology (3)

CMB 604
Evolutionary Genetics (2)

 

[NREM691]

Advanced Topics in NREM: Ecology of Game Animals in Hawaii (2-3)

Lepczyk (with Conant) (Spring 2012)


BOT 652
Population Biology (3)

[CMB 625]
Advanced Topics in Genetics (2)

Cann (Spring 2013)

NREM 691

Advanced Topics in NREM: Research Methods in Population Management and Conservation (3)

Price (Fall 2015)


BOT 676
Environmental Physiology Seminar

CMB650
Population Genetics (3)

PEPS 675/675L
Biological Control (3)

GG 639

Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (3)

Popp (Spring 2015)

CMB 680
Molecular Genetics (3)

OCN 621
Biological Oceanography (3)

IS 650
Applied Evolutionary Ecology

[IS 650]
Applied Evolutionary Ecology

OEST/SOCS 735

Ocean Policy Seminar: Coral Reef Conservation (2)

Rieser (Spring 2008)

MICR 680
Advances in Microbial Ecology (3)
MICR 671
Advanced Microbial Genetics (3)

[UH Hilo TCBES 600]
Principles of tropical conservation biology and environmental science

NREM 612
Degredation of Ecosystems (3)

Crow (Spring 2015)

PEPS 633
Insect Genetics (3)

ZOOL 690
Conservation Biology (3)

NREM 680
Ecosystem Ecology (3)
[was NREM 691 (002) Litton, Spring 2008]

PEPS 662
Systematics and Phylogenetics (3)

[ZOOL 739]

Topics in Ecology: Ecology of Game Animals in Hawaii (2-3)

Conant (with Lepczyk) (Spring 2012)

NREM 682 (002)
Restoration Ecology (3)
[was NREM 691 (002) Litton, Spring 2008]

[PEPS 691]
Biogeography Seminar (2)

ZOOL 750

Seamount Ecology and Fisheries (2-4)

Watling (Spring 2009, Spring 2011)

[NREM 685]

Landscape Ecology (Fall 2008)

[was NREM 691 (001)]

TPSS 615
Quantitative Genetics (3)

ZOOL 750

Protected Areas in the Ocean, Rationale, Ecology, and Performance (2)

Watling (Spring 2012)

[NREM 691 (002)]
Foundations of Conservation and
Natural Resources (3)

Lepczyk (Spring 2010)

TRMD 705
Introduction to Bioinformatics for Life Scientists (2)

ZOOL 750

Marine Conservation Biology and Policy (3)

Hixon (Spring/Fall 2013)

[NREM 691]

Advanced Topics in NREM: Ecology of Game Animals in Hawaii (2-3)

Lepczyk (with Conant) (Spring 2012)

ZOOL 487 (previously ZOOL 497)
Molecular Ecology
 

NREM 691

Advanced Topics in NREM: Forest Nutrition and Biogeochemistry (2-3)

Idol (Spring 2013)

ZOOL 606/606L
Principles of Animal Behavior (2/1)

 

NREM 691

Advanced Topics in NREM: Research Methods in Population Management and Conservation (3)

Price (Fall 2015)

ZOOL 610

Larval Biology (3)

Moran (Spring 2014)

 

OCN 626
Marine Microplankton Ecology (4)

ZOOL 621
Evolutionary Ecology (4)

 

OCN 627
Ecology of Pelagic Marine Animals (3)

ZOOL 714
Topics in Animal Behavior (variable)

 

OCN 628
Benthic Biological Oceanography (4)

[ZOOL 719]
Molecular Ecology (3)
Carlon (Fall 2012)

 

OCN 629
Molecular Methods in Marine Ecology (2)

Wang and Steward

ZOOL 719

Evolution in Marine Systems (3)

Marko (Fall 2015)

 

PEPS 671
Insect Ecology (3)

[ZOOL 739]

Theoretical Population Genetics (2-4)

Karl (Fall 2007)

 

PEPS 691-004
Insect Outbreaks(2)

Haines (Fall 2013)

ZOOL 739

Evolutionary Ecology and Macroevolution (2)

Butler (Spring 2014)

 

ZOOL 606/606L
Principles of Animal Behavior (2/1)

ZOOL 650

Population Genetics (3)

Reed

 
ZOOL 610

Larval Biology (3)

Moran (Spring 2014)

ZOOL 780

Foundations of Evolution and Ecology (4)

(to be taken in conjunction with ZOOL 781)


 

ZOOL 620
Marine Ecology (3)

ZOOL 781

Foundations of Evolution and Ecology (4)

(to be taken in conjunction with ZOOL 780)

 
ZOOL 621
Evolutionary Ecology (4)
   

ZOOL 623
Quantitative Field Ecology (3)

   

ZOOL 652
Population Biology (3)

   

ZOOL 714
*Topics in Animal Behavior (variable)

   

[ZOOL 739]
Fukami

   

[ZOOL 739]
Foundations of Ecology (2)

Cowie (Fall 2009)

   

[ZOOL 739]

Topics in Ecology: Ecology of Game Animals in Hawaii (2-3)

Conant (with Lepczyk) (Spring 2012)

   

ZOOL 739

Evolutionary Ecology and Macroevolution (2)

Butler (Spring 2014)

   

ZOOL 780

Foundations of Evolution and Ecology (4)

(to be taken in conjunction with ZOOL 781)

 

 

ZOOL 781

Foundations of Evolution and Ecology (4)

(to be taken in conjunction with ZOOL 780)

   

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