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ORGANISMIC AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY Summer 2010 p. 1 of 1 ORGANISMIC AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 2010 BILD 3 Professor David Woodruff Tentative Schedule 6/20/10 Date Lecture Topic MWF in LEDDON AUDITORIUM: 9.00 am & 10.00 am Chapters in Campbell 8 th edn. June 28 Introduction 1, 12, 13, 22 28 Darwinism 14,15, 22 30 Process of microevolution 14,15, 22 30 Evolution in action – natural selection 23 July 2 Species and speciation 24 2 Adaptive radiations, macroevolution 25 5 Holiday 7 Origins, tree of life, microorganisms 25, 26, 27, 28 7 Flowering plants, fungi 29, 30, 31 9 Parasites, plagues & people 28, 31 9 Marine biology 32, 33 12 Insects 33 (684–692) 12 Vertebrates [sharks, mammals] 34 14 Midterm exam 1 (30%) 14 Population growth 52, 53 16 Population regulation 53 16 Predator-prey interactions/Mutualism 53, 54 19 Competition 53, 54 19 Ecological energetics 54, 55 21 Biogeochemical cycles 54, 55 21 Community ecology [biomes, tropical rainforest] 52, 55 23 Physical biogeography and global change ecology 25, 55(1236–1242) 23 Species-level biogeography [island theory] 54, 56 26 Conservation biology 56 26 Simple behaviors 50 (senses), 51 28 Complex behaviors 51 28 Sociobiology 51 30 Human evolution 34 (728–733) 30 Human ecology - Future of life 53 (1190–1195), 56 31 Final exam (70%) Wed. 8 a.m. 3 hours Comprehensive SECTION SCHEDULE: Week of June 28 review on heredity and basic genetics Week of July 5 review of lectures on evolution review of lectures on diversity Week of July 12 review of first midterm exam and basic ecology review of population ecology Week of July 19 review of community ecology review of biogeography & conservation and for Friday’s exam Week of July 26 review of second midterm exam and animal behavior Review for final exam on July 31
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ORGANISMIC AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY Summer 2010 p. 2 of 2 BILD 3 = Bio 3 INSTRUCTOR Professor David Woodruff, Ecology, Behavior and Evolutionary Biology Section (EBE), Division of Biological Sciences Office: Muir Biology room 2258 Office hours: Fridays 1.30-2.30 p.m., or by appointment (see instructor after class or send him an email to schedule). Email address: dwoodruff@ucsd.edu (please put “Bio 3” in the subject line) VENUES Lectures: Leddon Auditorium, MWF at 9.00 a.m. – 10:50 p.m. Sections: Various locations. See Sections (below). Sign up on http://sections.ucsd.edu/ COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course deals with the living world at the level of whole organisms, populations, communities, biomes, ecosystems and the biosphere. It is designed to introduce you to the fields of evolution, biodiversity, ecology, environmental science, behavior and conservation biology. The major focus of the course will be on evolution, since an understanding of the evolutionary process enables us to grasp why there are so many different kinds of living things, how they interact with each other to produce complex ecosystems, the ways in which these interactions may lead to the evolution of complex
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