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Population and Community Ecology (BSC 441/541)

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Lecture and Laboratory Schedule

Week
Lecture
Lab
Aug. 19 Course introduction, basic evolutionary and ecological principles, broad patterns in biodiversity
ch. 1-3

 

Aug. 24-26 Course introduction, basic evolutionary and ecological principles, broad patterns in biodiversity
ch. 1-3
Lab Introduction, Class project 1
Aug. 31-Sept 2 Population Growth, Demographics, and Intraspecific Competition
ch. 4-6
Class project 1
Sept. 7-9 Population Growth, Demographics, and Intraspecific Competition
ch. 4-6

Labor Day, no lab

Sept. 14-16 Population Growth, Demographics, and Intraspecific Competition
ch. 4-6
Class project 1
Sept. 28-30 Exam 1 (Wednesday 30th)
Interspecific interactions: competition, mutualism and facilitation
ch. 7-9

Class project 2, first paper due, start peer review

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 Interspecific interactions: competition, mutualism and facilitation
ch. 7-9

Class project 2, first peer review due

Oct.5-7 Interspecific interactions: competition, mutualism and facilitation
ch. 7-9
Class project 2, receive first peer review
Oct. 12-14 Food Webs and Ecological Networks
ch. 10-11
Class project 2, first paper due
Oct. 19-21 Food Webs and Ecological Networks
ch. 10-11
Exam 2 (21st)
Class project 2
Oct. 26-28 Spatial Ecology
ch. 12-13
Group project
Nov. 2-4 Spatial Ecology
ch. 12-13

Group project, second paper due, peer review 2

Nov. 9-11 Evolutionary Community Ecology and Synthesis
ch 13-16

Group project, second peer review due

Nov. 16-18 Exam 3 (23rd)

Group project, receive second review

Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Break 25-27) Evolutionary Community Ecology and Synthesis
ch 13-16

Group project, second paper due

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

Evolutionary Community Ecology and Synthesis
ch 13-16

Group presentations Wednesday Dec. 2

Group Presentations, third paper due

Dec. 7-11 Final Exams - Final is Monday Dec 7 1:30-4:00