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Population and Community Ecology (BSC 441/541)

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Lecture and Laboratory Schedule

Week
Lecture
Lab
Aug. 16 Course introduction, basic evolutionary and ecological principles, broad patterns in biodiversity
ch. 1-3

 

Aug. 21-23 Course introduction, basic evolutionary and ecological principles, broad patterns in biodiversity
ch. 1-3
Lab Introduction, Class project 1
Aug. 28-30 Population Growth, Demographics, and Intraspecific Competition
ch. 4-6
Class project 1
Sept. 6 Population Growth, Demographics, and Intraspecific Competition
ch. 4-6

Labor Day, no lab

Sept. 11-13 Population Growth, Demographics, and Intraspecific Competition
ch. 4-6
Class project 1
Sept. 18-20 Exam 1 (20th)
Interspecific interactions: competition, mutualism and facilitation
ch. 7-9

Class project 2, first paper due, start peer review

Sept. 25-27 Interspecific interactions: competition, mutualism and facilitation
ch. 7-9

Class project 2, first peer review due

Oct. 2-4 Interspecific interactions: competition, mutualism and facilitation
ch. 7-9
Class project 2, receive first peer review
Oct. 9-11 Food Webs and Ecological Networks
ch. 10-11
Class project 2, first paper due
Oct. 16-18 Food Webs and Ecological Networks
ch. 10-11
Exam 2 (18th)
Class project 2
Oct. 23-25 Spatial Ecology
ch. 12-13
Group project
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 Spatial Ecology
ch. 12-13

Group project, second paper due, peer review 2

Nov. 6-8 Evolutionary Community Ecology and Synthesis
ch 13-16

Group project, second peer review due

Nov. 13-15 Evolutionary Community Ecology and Synthesis

Group project, receive second review

Nov. 20 (Thanksgiving Break 22-24) Exam 3 (15th)
ch 13-16

Group project, second paper due

Nov. 27-29

Evolutionary Community Ecology and Synthesis
ch 13-16

Group presentations Monday Nov. 29

Group Presentations, third paper due

Dec. 4-8 Final Exams - Final is Monday Dec 7 1:30-4:00