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Unformatted text preview: EEMB 120 Introduction to Ecology Outline: I. Structure and Format of Course II. What is ecology? A. Definitions B. Approaches III. Niches A. Physical and Resource Related Variables B. Relationship between Niche and Distribution IV. Determinants of Species Distributions H If you are not enrolled, but want to get into the class Fill out a form at the end of class see TA Christian Balzer-Rogers Please fill out form even if you have already emailed me or Dr. Holbrook H Ecology: Concepts and Applications , by Molles You purchase a custom book at the bookstore Hard copies on reserve H Page numbers on the syllabus match the lower un-circled page number in the custom book https://gauchospace.ucsb.edu/ Powerpoints will be available on the class website in the morning before class, and updated after class to include quiz questions. Print the Powerpoints before class if you want them. They will be handed out in hardcopy today only. This website also contains the materials for section. For questions about the website, email TA Dan Okamoto: daniel.okamoto@lifesci.ucsb.edu H Class Website Sections Attendance for paper discussions is mandatory TAs take attendance Worth 22.5% of your grade + exam questions If you want to permanently switch your section, you must do so by next week 1. Ask the TA if there is space 2. Let your current TA know Discuss research papers and conduct computer exercises in Populus Check the class website for reading assignments or computer work No section this week or holiday weeks H An i>clicker remote is required for this course. You must purchase it through the bookstore if you do not already have one. An i>clicker cannot be simultaneously register to more than one person. You must bring it to class next week, starting on Sept. 28. I will explain its proper use at that time. Email TA Chistian Balzer Rogers with any questions: christian.balzer@lifesci.ucsb.edu H Grading Clicker Score 10 points Section 90 points Midterm 1 (October 19) 100 points Midterm 2 (November 9) 100 points Final (December 7) 100 points You cannot miss a midterm or final Make-ups only for medical or family emergencies, or varsity sports conflicts H Scientific study of the interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms What is Ecology?...
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