Syllabus - Tropical Ecology EEB 151A Spring 2018 Tropical...

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1 Tropical Ecology EEB 151A Spring 2018 Tropical Ecology Syllabus Time and Place : Monday and Wednesday 3:30pm-4:45pm in Haines Hall 39 Text Book : Kricher, J. 2011. Tropical Ecology. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. Reading : Forsyth, A. and Miyata, K. 1984. Tropical Nature Life and Death in the Rain Forest of Central and South America. Simon & Schuster New York, NY You must read this book on your own time. There will be one short answer exam question on the midterm and one on the final that covers the book. You are expected to read the first half of the book for the midterm (chapters 1-8) and the second half for the final (chapters 8-17). Course Description : This is an introduction to the biodiversity, community structure, dynamics and ecosystem function of tropical forest habitats. This course will cover such themes as biogeography, forest structure, plant growth forms, animal communities, herbivory, forest dynamics and disturbance regimes. Instructor : Dr. Leryn Gorlitsky Hershey Hall 320 Office Hours: Wednesday 11am -12 pm Email: [email protected] Contact information of two students in the class: 1) 2) 3)
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2 Tropical Ecology EEB 151A Spring 2018 Teaching Assistants : Name: Emilie Tarouilly Section: 1F & 1G Email: [email protected] Name: Ian McFadden Sections: 1A & 1B Email: [email protected] Name: Winnie Promise Sections: 1C & 1E & 1H & 1J Email: [email protected] Evaluation: 1st Exam 100 Points 2nd Exam (Final) 150 Points Discussion 100 Points Literature Review 100 Points Research Proposal 100 Points Participation in Lecture 50 Points Total 600 Point Extra Credit: Tropical Herbarium 30 Points You will put together a booklet of 4 0 tropical plants including images, descriptions of interesting features and morphology. This project can be done in groups of 2-3 students, or 4 students , but include 60 plants . Be creative! Please do not include UID numbers on the project so that I can return them to you at the end of the course. Due the last day of class. Final Grades : A (+/-) = >90% B (+/-) = 80-89% C (+/-) = 70-79% D (+/-) = 60-69% F(+/-) = < 59%
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3 Tropical Ecology EEB 151A Spring 2018 Attendance policy : Attendance is required. We will do in class quizzes that are based on your attendance and give you credit for coming to class. The only excuses for missed quizzes are illnesses with a doctor’s
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