||Application of scientific method and research techniques, including design of experiments
and use of appropriate statistical procedures.
||Nutrient metabolism of Domestic Animals
||Energy and protein utilization, emphasis on how energy and protein requirements are
||Advanced Ruminant Nutrition
||Physiological and microbial aspects of ruminant digestion and their influence on the
metabolism of extraruminal tissues.
||Advanced Physiology of Reproduction
||Study of the basic concepts of reproductive process of mammals with special emphasis
on the application of recent techniques in solving reproductive problems associated
with fertility and infertility.
||Advanced Animal Breeding
||Quantitative genetics applied to the improvement of animals. Biometrical relationships
among relatives, methods of estimating genetic parameters, application of crossbreeding
systems and selection techniques.
||Muscle and Growth Biology
||Growth and development of muscle, muscle structure and how growth is controlled by
hormones and DNA will be studied. The impact growth manipulation has on the final
product, meat, will also be evaluated.
||Yellowstone Wildlife Habitat Ecology
||This course will describe the native communities of the internationally prominent
northern Yellowstone winter range for wild ungulates. The ecology of many organisms,
both plant and animal will be studied. Plant identification skills will be incorporated
with an emphasis on the recognition of the Yellowstone northern range's flora and
its importance as wildlife habitat. Ecosystem interrelationships will form the basis
for understanding the ecology of the range and interpreting the consequences of management
||Lectures and selected readings on the response of range plants and animals to daily
and seasonal changes in their environment, including physiology, animal behavior,
and plant population biology.
||Riparian Processes and Function
||This course involves an in-depth investigation of the geomorphological physical and
biological parameters unique to riparian areas of the Northern Rocky Mountains and
Great Plains. Emphasis will be placed on how these parameters interact to create the
biotic communities associated with riparian areas.
||Advanced Grazing Management and Ecology
||Review of management principles for livestock grazing grasslands and shrublands and
their ecological relationship to other areas. Study design and scientific results
will be examined to critically review information.
||Research or Professional Paper/Project
||A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The
topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor
and graduate committee.
||This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework
(and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or
||Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need,
or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting
a regular course number.
||Directed research and study on an individual basis.
||Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students
participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.