Fall 2016 lecture schedule for BIOS 3010 - ECOLOGY

 

 

Date

 

Class

 

Topic

Text

reading1

Sep 7

lecture 1

Habitat: Conditions & constraints

ch 2

12

lecture 2

Habitat: Resources

ch 3

14

lecture 3

Birth and death

ch 4

19

lecture 4

Distribution and movement (paper topic due)

ch 6

21

lecture 5

Processes: Intraspecific competition

ch 5

26

lecture 6

Processes: Interspecific competition

ch 8

28

lecture 7

Processes: Predation

ch 9

Oct 3

EXAM 1

lectures 1-6

 

5

lecture 8

Predator foraging & prey defense

ch 9

10

lecture 9

Dynamics of predation

ch 10

12

lecture 10

Processes: Parasitism & disease

ch 12

17

lecture 11

Processes: Herbivory          (bibliography due)

plant defense table link

ch 9 & 12

19

lecture 12

Processes: Decomposition & detritivory

ch 11

24

EXAM 2

lectures 7 - 12

 

26

lecture 13

Processes: Symbiosis & mutualism

ch 13

31

lecture 14

Life histories

ch 4

Nov 2

lecture 15

Abundance & metapopulations

ch 6 & 14

7

lecture 16

Manipulating abundance

ch 15

9

lecture 17

Communities

ch 16

14

lecture 18

Community matter and energy flux

ch 17 & 18

16

lecture 19

Community structure & competition     (paper)

ch 19

21

lecture 20

Community structure & predation

ch 19

2 3

EXAM 3

lectures 13-20

 

28

lecture 21

Food webs

ch 20

30

lecture 22

Island biogeography

ch 21 & 22

Dec 5

lecture 23

Biodiversity & conservation     (final paper due)

ch 21 & 22

7

lecture 24

Abundance or catastrophe?

 

 Dec. 12

FINAL

EXAM

Monday, December 12, 8-10 a.m., Room 1710, Wood Hall