Evolution & Ecology
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Fall Semester 2007
14:00-15:15, Tues/Thur, Biology 1119
Instructor: C. Ray Chandler

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Evolution & Ecology (Biology 3133, 3 credits) is offered every semester in the Department of Biology. I teach the course during the fall semester.
 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FALL 2007 (exact dates are subject to change)

 DATE

 TOPIC

 TEXT CHAPTER

 16 Aug

 introduction; why study evolution and ecology?  1 (pp. 8-19); review 16

 18 Aug

 cell division, sexual life cycles  12, 13

 21 Aug

 mendelian inheritance  14, 15

 23 Aug

 complications to mendelian inheritance  

 28 Aug

 linkage and sex linkage  15

 30 Aug

 chromosome problems  15

 4 Sep

 population genetics  23 (pp. 446-449)

 6 Sep

 population growth  52 (pp. 1151-1153, 1158-1163)

 11 Sep

  LECTURE TEST 1  

 13 Sep

limits on population growth  52 (pp. 1163-1168)

 18 Sep

 Darwin and natural selection  22, 23

 20 Sep

 causes of evolution  23

 25 Sep

 the ecological stage  50

 27 Sep

abiotic and biotic limiting factors  50

 2 Oct

 competition  53 (pp. 1176-1186)

 4 Oct

 predation  53 (pp. 1176-1186)

 8 Oct

 LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WITHOUT PENALTY  

 9 Oct

 parasitism; mutualism  53 (pp. 1176-1186)

 11 Oct

 LECTURE TEST 2  

 16 Oct

 life histories; demography  52 (pp. 1153-1158, 1168-1171)

 18 Oct

 speciation  24 (pp. 464-476)

 23 Oct

 isolating mechanisms  24 (pp. 464-476)

 25 Oct

 diversification  24 (pp. 476-481)

 30 Oct

 diversity in geologic time  25

 1 Nov

 communities  53 (pp. 1176-1195)

 6 Nov

 diversity in ecological time  53 (pp. 1176-1195)

 8 Nov

 ecosystems  54

 13 Nov

 LECTURE TEST 3  

 15 Nov

 productivity  54

 20 Nov

 trophic structure  54

 27 Nov

 energy flow  54

 29 Nov

 nutrient cycles  54

 6 Dec

 FINAL EXAM (12:30-14:30)  

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