Fall 2016 Laboratory Schedule for BIOS 3010 – ECOLOGY

 

 

 

Date

 

Class

 

Topic

 

Lab exercise

Sep. 8/9

lab 1

Literature research - Waldo library

Library

Sep. 15/16

lab 2

Scientific methods & conditions

Lab

Sep. 22/23

lab 3

Life tables

Lab computer

Sep. 29/30

lab 4

Competition

Lab computer

Oct. 6/7

lab 5

Mark and recapture

Field

Oct. 13/14

lab 6

Lotka-Volterra, the logistic equation

Lab computer

Oct. 20/21

lab 7

Goldenrod gall density (data template)

Field

Oct. 27/28

lab 8

Term paper plan – 10 min. presentations

Lab

Nov. 3/4

lab 9

Density dependence (data spreadsheet)

Lab

Nov. 10/11

lab 10

Dispersion analysis (tree information)

Field

Nov. 17/18

lab 11

Metapopulation dynamics

Field

Nov. 24/25

No lab

Thanksgiving recess

Feast

Dec. 1/2

lab 12

Stream diversity (species identification)

Field

Dec. 8/9

lab 13

Review

Course review

 

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