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Unformatted text preview: When emailing instructors, please use a subject line. The subject should begin with BIO 373: and include an informative statement about the topic of your email. For example: BIO 373: Question about lecture 8. You also must include your name in the body of your email. This will helps us prioritize your messages from all the other correspondence received. We will attempt to answer all email in a timely manner. Be aware that some email may trigger spam filters and therefore not get delivered. Check with the instructor if you do not receive a reply. University policies Justified absences: University policy requires that students give two weeks prior written notice before an approved absence. This includes absences for any purpose, including religious holidays, etc. Academic misconduct: We expect you to behave with integrity and to follow University policies regarding academic honesty. Scholastic dishonesty on any exam or assignment will result in a failing grade (F) which you may not drop, and will be reported to the Dean of Students. Students with disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), 471-6259, VP: 232-2937, Student Services Building Suite 4.104. Important dates Jan 17th: last day to add/drop a course Jan 30th: last day to drop a course without penalty March 11th-16th: Spring Break Lecture schedule Lecture topics are shown in the following table. The schedule may change, so please keep up to date with the course. We will post announcements on blackboard as needed. Week Date Topic Readings to be completed before lecture Ch 1 Schoener 2009 (blackboard) Ch 2 1 15-Jan 17-Jan Introduction Ecological niche 2 22-Jan Physical environment 24-Jan Ch 4 Ch 5: 119-130 Travis 2009 (blackboard) Ch 7 Case Study 1 (blackboard) Weekly Discussion activities Prior knowledge Evaluation Biomes and marine biological zones Discussion Climate and graphing Discussion Scientific method Discussion Exam 1 review Case study 1; Discussion Math review Exam 1; Discussion Population dynamics Discussion Predation reading Discussion 3 29-Jan Coping with temperature and water variation Coping with energy variation 4 31-Jan 5-Feb Animal behavior Phenotypic plasticity 5 7-Feb 12-Feb Life history Case study 1 6 14-Feb 19-Feb Practice Exam 1 Exam 1 7 21-Feb 26-Feb Simple population dynamics Density dependence and other complex dynamics Spatial population dynamics Competition Predation and herbivory No classes Ch 9: 199-210 Ch 9: 211-215; Ch 10: 221-228 Ch 10: 229-237 Ch 11 Ch 12 Ch 13 and 14 Species ranges Discussion Ch 8 Case Study 2 (see blackboard) Exam 2 review Discussion Humans as microcommunities Exam 2; Discussion Food webs Case study 2 Hot topic reading Exam 3 Discussion Ecological footprint Discussion 10 28-Feb 5-Mar 7-Mar 11-16 Mar 19-Mar 11 21-Mar 26-Mar Parasitism, mutualism and commensalism Distribution and abundance Case Study 2 12 28-Mar 2-Apr Practice exam 2 Exam 2 13 4-Apr 9-Apr 14 11-Apr 16-Apr The nature of communities Species diversity and food webs in communities Change in communities Production and energy flow Ch 5: 106-119 8 9 15 16 18-Apr 23-Apr 25-Apr 30-Apr 2-May Nutrient supply and cycling Global ecology Landscape ecology and ecosystem management Practice exam 3 Exam 3 Ch 15 Ch 18 and Ch 20: 442-448 Ch 16 Ch 19 and Ch 20: 430-442 Ch 21 Ch 24 Ch 23 Exam 3 review Exam 3...
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