Syllabus Lecture Schedule

TENTATIVE LAB SCHEDULE (SPRING 2014)

Wk  Date  Lab Readings/Pre-labs* Notes
1 1/28, 1/30 Intro; Describing a Population B:5-9; Handout  
2 2/4, 2/6 Hypothesis Workshop; Scientific Literature; Research Project B:10-14, 69-76; Pre-lab Form project teams
3 2/11, 2/13 Simulation of Natural Selection B:15-21, 49-50; Pre-lab  
4 2/18, 2/20 Project Work: Develop Methods, Exp. Design   Hypothesis due
5 2/25, 2/27 Population Density & Dispersion B:22-27; Pre-lab Proposal due
6 3/4, 3/6 Project Work: Set-up Experiments    
7 3/11, 3/13 Population dynamics TBD Lab Quiz
8 3/18, 3/20 Project Work: Sample Collection, Processing  
  3/25, 3/27 SPRING BREAK: NO LABS
9 4/1, 4/3 Measuring Biodiversity I - Sample Collection and Data Entry B:34-38 Draft Methods
10 4/8, 4/10 Measuring Biodiversity II - Analysis and Interpretation B:52-56, 57-65; Pre-lab  
11 4/15, 4/17 Project Work: Data Analysis   Draft Introduction
12 4/22, 4/24 FIELD TRIP: Mather Field Vernal Pools    
13 4/29, 5/1 Community Interactions; Project Work B:39-44; Pre-lab Draft Results
  Sat. 5/3 FIELD TRIP: Sierra Nevada    
14 5/6, 5/8 Carbon Cycle; Project Work   Lab Quiz
15 5/13, 5/15 Project Presentations    
  5/20 Final Report due IN LECTURE   Due at Final Exam
* B = Baxter Course Manual (online); S = Smith & Smith, 8th Edition (2012)
† Submission of draft sections of the project report are optional.