BIOS 5970: PLANT-HERBIVORE INTERACTIONS

Lecture schedule

Week

Date

Topic

 

A.  INTRODUCTION

1

January 13

Malcolm lab research on milkweed-herbivore interactions

 

B.  PLANT DEFENSES AND HERBIVORE FEEDING

2

January 20

Plant defenses and herbivore feeding

3

January 25

Coevolution?

4

February 1

Plant defense theory 1: history       (apparency table)

5

February 8

Plant defense theory 2: development

6

February 15

Plant-defense theory 3: current status

7

February 22

Tritrophic interactions

 

C.  EXPLOITATION AND MUTUALISMS

8

February 29

Pollination and fruit dispersal        (Table 6.2)

9

March 14

Ecology and evolution of mutualisms

 

D.  POPULATION & COMMUNITY DYNAMICS

10

March 21

Population models 1

11

March 28

Population models 2

12

April 4

Community dynamics

13

April 11

Herbivory, predation & parasitism

14

April 18

Herbivory and ecological theory

 

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