Population and Community Ecology (BSC 441/541)Syllabus | Lab | Schedule | Files | Printer Friendly
Lecture and Lab Files
|August 19||Notes||No lab this week|
|August 24-26||Notes Aug. 24
Notes Aug. 26
|Design class project 1
Lab notes Aug. 24
|August 31- September 2||Notes Aug. 31
Notes Sept. 1
Paper to read for next week: Limberger, R., and S. A. Wickham. 2012. Disturbance and diversity at two spatial scales. Oecologia 168:785-795.
|Begin class project 1|
|September 9||Notes Sept. 9|
|September 14-16||Notes Sept. 14
Life Table Spreadsheet
Notes Sept. 16
Paper to read for next week: Polis, G. A., and R. D. Farley. 1980. Population biology of a desert scorpion: survivorship, microhabitat, and the evolution of life history strategy. Ecology 61:620-629.
|Daphnia data for papers
Some Daphnia methods
Notes Sept. 21
|First papers due next week, design class experiment 2 today in class.|
Notes Sept. 28 (synthesis and review)
|First papers due, we will be sampling outside today, come prepared.
Reviewer guilelines for papers.
Notes Oct. 5
Notes Oct. 7
Paper to read for next week: Eubanks, M. D., and R. F. Denno. 2000. Health food versus fast food: the effects of prey quality and mobility on prey selection by a generalist predator and indirect interactions among prey species. Ecological Entomology 25:140-146.
|Please bring your reviews to class. Come prepared to do our second sampling trip (non-urban streams), same protocol as last Monday.|
Notes Oct. 12
Notes Oct. 14
Paper to read for next week: Pritchard, J. R., and D. Schluter. 2001. Declining interspecific competition during character displacement: Summoning the ghost of competition past. Evolutionary Ecology Research 3:209-220.
|Sample sorting in lab. Data for experiment 2 available Tuesday or Wednesday.
Notes Oct. 19
Paper for graduate students to read for test: Cameron, T. C., H. J. Wearing, P. Rohani, and S. M. Sait. 2007. Two-species asymmetric competition: effects of age structure on intra- and interspecific interactions. Journal Of Animal Ecology 76:83-93.
Notes Oct. 21
|Please bring papers to class at 2:00 so we can collect them and begin the peer review process.
Start groups projects.
Please turn in your group project summary as soon as possible
|October 27-29||Notes Oct. 29||Group Projects|
Notes Nov. 2
Notes Nov. 4
Reading for Monday: Drake, J. A. 1991. Community-assembly mechanics and the structure of an experimental species ensemble. The American Naturalist 137:1-26.
Notes Nov. 9
Notes Nov. 11
Notes Nov. 16
Notes Nov. 18
Paper for graduate students to read for test:Power, M. E. 1990. Effects of fish in river food webs. Science 250:811-814.
|November 30- December 1||
Notes Nov. 30
Group 3 (updated)
|Group presentations and papers due Wednesday|