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Lecture 1_9-02-10 - Animal Physiological Ecology 704:360...

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Unformatted text preview: Animal Physiological Ecology 704:360 Animal Physiological Ecology 704:360 Loree 020 Mon/Th 12:35 – 1:55 ¡ Prof. Henry John-Alder ¢ Room 152 ¢ Environmental & Natural Resource Science Bldg. ¢ 14 College Farm Road ¢ Cook Campus ¢ [email protected] ¢ Office hours by appointment only ¡ Description and Organization ¡ Syllabus ¡ ¡ Introduction to Physiology Today’s Lecture Organization of this Course Restricted web site (for registered students) https://sakai.rutgers.edu ¢ Use Rutgers e-mail Username as Sakai ID and Rutgers e-mail password as Sakai password ¢ Course description ¢ Syllabus ¢ Class announcements and policies ¢ Abbreviated lecture notes, figures, supplemental material ) Note: full lecture notes will NOT be posted ¢ Exam keys and results Sakai Web Site Textbook Textbook Textbook Textbook Textbook Textbook upplemental readings, both required and optional, will be posted as PDF files on the Sakai site. Bartholomew, G.A. 1986. The role of natural history in contemporary biology. BioScience. 36(5): 324-329. Feder, M.E. 2005. Aims of undergraduate physiology education: a view from the University of Chicago. Adv. Physiol. Educ. 29: 3-10. To do your best in this course, attend all lectures, listen to all lectures, learn all lecture material, read relevant sections of the textbook, and develop an outline of pertinent sections of the textbook. Examination questions will be taken from material covered in lectures. I will not write questions based on textbook information not covered in lectures. Without a doubt, however, you will enhance your understanding of lecture material and improve your performance on examinations by studying relevant sections of textbooks. Most of all, think about what your are studying. ive yourself some down time – without electronic (or other) distractions – so that your brain can process and form memories of what you have studied. See Matt Richtel’s recent articles in The New York Times (e.g., “Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime”) Listen to Terry Gross interview Matt Richtel on her radio show, “Fresh Air” (“Digital Overload: Your Brain on Gadgets”; http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundow n.php?prgId=13&prgDate=08-24-2010 ) DATE TOPIC READINGS September 2, 8 (2 lectures) Introduction; Approaches to the Study of Physiology; Animals and Environments; Adaptation HWA: Ch. 1, 3; WSJ: Ch. 1, 2; Feder-“Aims of Undergraduate Physiology Education; Bartholomew-“The Role of Natural History in Contemporary Biology” September 9 – 30 (7 lectures) Food, Energy, and Temperature HWA: Ch. 5 – 10; WSJ: Ch. 6, 8, and selections from Ch. 13-15. OCTOBER 4 FIRST MID-TERM EXAMINATION October 7 – November 1 (8 lectures) Integrating Systems & Excitable Tissues (nervous systems, endocrine system, muscle) HWA: Ch. 11-15, 17-19; WSJ: Ch. 9,10....
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