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Ecology Syllabus Spring 2012Revised

Ecology Syllabus Spring 2012Revised - dragonfly0257 Ecology...

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Ecology Syllabus Spring 2012 1/23 What is ecology and why is it useful? 1144-45 1/25 Who lives here? Who isn’t here? 1150-52, 1157-58, 1163-1167 1/27 Is it really getting warmer? What are the implications? 1149-50 1/30 Eating and not being eaten? What are the trade-offs? 1128-29 2/1 Courtship, mating and sneaky males? 1129-32 2/3 There are too many kids in the tub… 1170-75 2/6 Can populations grow indefinitely? 1175-80 2/8 7 billion and counting to 8?, 9?, 10? … 1187-91 2/10 Fire, floods, hurricanes and volcanoes – bad or good? 1207-10 2/13 Pleasures and perils of living on an island. 1211-12 2/15 Why are there so few large carnivores? 1194-98, 1200-06 2/17 What limits energy in ecosystems? 1219-26 2/20 Ecosystems don’t necessarily behave linearly? 1227-32 2/22 Protecting species vs protecting landscapes. 1238-47 2/24 When is too much too much? And how much is enough? 1260-61 Office hours 10-11 AM Tuesdays B9 445 Henry Mall 830-10 PM Skype (Skype Name -
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Unformatted text preview: dragonfly0257) Ecology Section 16% Mid-term I and 4% frequent on-line moodle questions. There are 4 Video Cast that we will be using during the course. These are between 3 and 16 minutes and should be viewed by the due date before class. Exam, clicker and moodle questions will be drawn from these. Complexity isn’t always Complicated – Eric Berlow due 1/23 watch before first class http://jstorplants.org/2010/11/29/how-complexity-leads-to-simplicity-in-ecology-a-ted-talk/ Patterns and Migration – Charles Anderson due 2/1 http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_anderson_discovers_dragonflies_that_cross_oceans.ht ml World Population Change – Hans Rosling due 2/8 http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/hans_rosling_on_global_population_growth.html Sustainability and Urban Ecology – Majora Carter due 2/24 http://www.ted.com/talks/majora_carter_s_tale_of_urban_renewal.html...
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