CHEMICAL ECOLOGY - COURSE SCHEDULE Spring 2006

Week

Date

Chapter

Chapter

A.  INTRODUCTION

1.

January 11

Introduction to CHEMICAL ECOLOGY

Foreword

B.  CHEMICAL ECOLOGY OF PLANT-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS

2.

January 16

Martin-Luther King Day

 

2.

January 18

Research – room 1106 Wood Hall

 

C.  COMMUNICATION

3.

January 23

The abiotic environment

Chapter 1

3.

January 25

Plant-animal communication.

Chapter 2

4.

January 30

Animal-animal communication.

Chapter 8

4.

February 1

Research

 

D.  COMPETITION

5.

February 6

Animal competition.

Chapter 8

5.

February 8

Research

 

6.

February 13

Plant competition.

Chapter 9

6.

February 15

Research (mid-term exam available)

 

E.  TROPHIC INTERACTIONS

7.

February 20

Plant-pathogen.

Chapter 10

7.

February 22

Research (mid-term exam due)

 

SPRING BREAK

9.

March 6

Plant-insect.

Chapters 4 & 5

9.

March 8

Research

 

10.

March 13

Plant-vertebrate.

Chapters 4 & 6

10.

March 15

Research

 

11.

March 20

Animal-animal.

Chapter 8

11.

March 22

Research

 

12.

March 27

Tritrophic interactions.

Chapters 3 & 7

12.

March 29

Research

 

13.

April 3

Defense and natural enemy foraging.

Chapter 7

13.

April 5

Research

 

F.  COMPARISONS OF CHEMICALLY MEDIATED INTERACTIONS

14.

April 10

Terrestrial and aquatic systems.

Fenical, 1982

14.

April 12

Research

 

15.

April 17

Research Symposium

 

15.

April 19

Research Symposium

 

16.

April 24

FINAL EXAM 2:45-4:45 pm

1106 Wood hall

Text:  Harborne, J.B. 1993. Introduction to Ecological Biochemistry. Fourth Edition. Academic Press, London & San Diego, 318 pp.

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