BIOS 6150: ECOLOGY  -  Spring 2017

Dr Stephen B. Malcolm

Lecture Schedule

 

 

Week Date                                   Topic                                                                   Text

I.            INTRODUCTION

   1.     Jan.    9/11      Introduction to ECOLOGY (Varley et al. ppt.)

II.           SINGLE-SPECIES POPULATIONS

   2.     Jan.        16      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

   2.     Jan.        18      Defining Populations: Birth, Death & Movement

   3.     Jan.  23/25      Intraspecific Competition & Populus Introduction

   4.     Jan.    30/1      The Logistic Equation and population modelling

III.          INTERSPECIFIC INTERACTIONS

   5.     Feb.      6/8      Interspecific Competition

   6.     Feb.  13/15      Predation and Predatory Behavior

   7.     Feb.  20/22      Dynamics of Predation

   8.     Feb.    27/1      Parasitism and Herbivory (Apparency/Optimal Defense table)

 

   9.         [SPRING BREAK, 6-10 March]

10.     Mar.  13/15      Decomposers, Detritivores & Mutualists

 

IV.         SYNTHESES & APPLICATIONS OF POPULATION ECOLOGY

11.     Mar.  20/22      Life History Variation

12.     Mar.  27/29      Abundance & Metapopulations

13.     Apr.       3/5      Manipulating Abundance & Risk Assessment

14.     Apr.   10/12      Community Structure

15.     Apr.   17/19      Roles of Competition, Predation & Disturbance