Ecology Syllabus 2008

Ecology Syllabus 2008 - BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 303 ECOLOGY...

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Spring Quarter 2008 Instructors : Dr. Guy Cameron Office: 810 Rieveschl; phone: 556-9740; email: [email protected] Office hrs: W 2-3 pm or by appointment. Cory Christopher Office: 812A Rieveschl; phone 556-9730; email: [email protected] Office hrs: by appointment Laboratory: Greg Klein, Head TA [email protected] Ashley Allemang [email protected] Heather Farrington [email protected] Sara Hyams [email protected] Jessi Lawrence [email protected] Ninnia Lescano [email protected] Hannah Lubbers [email protected] Course Texts Smith, T. M. and R. L., Smith. Elements of ecology. 2006. Benjamin Cummings. Ecology Lab Manual. Available from UC Bookstore For a guide to writing lab reports, consult: Pechenik, J. A. 2001. A short guide to writing about biology. Fourth ed. Longman. Available on reserve in Chemistry-Biology Library (503 Rieveschl; call number QH304.P43) A Personal Response System (PRS) transmitter is required to record lecture quizzes (available from UC bookstore) Registering your PRS clicker. To receive credit for in-class quizzes, you will need to purchase a PRS transmitter (Turning Point ResponseCard RF) from the bookstore. It looks like a small remote control for a television set and will be used to answer questions in class. To register your transmitter for the lecture go to Blackboard (blackboard.uc.edu), hit the "Student Tools" button on the left of the screen. Within "Tools" click the "PRS Registration" link at the bottom of the screen and follow the instructions for registering your PRS transmitter number. After registering your number, remember to bring your transmitter to class. Once in class you will have to set the channel number for the classroom by pressing “GO”, “79”, followed by “GO” again. If you use the transmitter in a different class you will have to reset the channel number each day you come to class. Objectives of the Course The primary objective of this course is to introduce basic concepts of ecology in the context of evolution. Lectures will emphasize the historical background in the development of major ecological concepts, provide theoretical and practical importance of each concept, and emphasize experimental and quantitative studies in the development of each concept. An additional objective is to discuss
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