Fall 2018 - The class is pretty chill and straightforward. Gary is a pretty fun lecturer imo, and the concepts arent too bad. Though he is relatively new so he still had some issues, like not posting slides and talking fast at times. We had random weekly quizzes based on readings. These werent bad if you actually did the readings or paid attention in lecture. Exams were very straightforward and TAs were generous with points. Review the notes and you will be fine most likely.
Fall 2019 - Bucciarelli is a great EEB professor. He has engaging lectures and good sense of humor. The structure of the class was 2 lectures and 1 discussion per week. Although there were 2 lectures per week, one day would be lecture from the prof and the other lecture for that week was actually a discussion format. During the discussion format, everyone bought in articles related to current topic and people would share their articles with the class to discuss. Prof does amazing great facilitating this. This may not spike your interest but some of the articles were very interesting. Also, this was an easy way to get participation points. During lectures, there are weekly quizzes to make sure you did the reading beforehand. Discussion material is not related to the lectures at all. Your discussion grade depends on a group project you are assigned. The group project was to conduct a field study in the botanical gardens. The whole purpose is for you to gain an understanding of how ecology is studied in real life. Not a difficult project overall. Tests were very fair. One midterm and one final (noncumulative). Tip for class: Stay on top of the reading, textbook and articles assigned. Study for the quizzes. Take good notes on textbook and lecture slides.