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Bruce Heyer - Biology

Bio 6C (Tentative) Schedule Summer 2017

BIOL-6C: Ecology & Evolution

BIOLOGY–006C:  CRN 00079 Lecture/Lab/Field*

Mon–Thu 9:30–2:20*

SC 2108

*Note: actual hours scheduled for Lecture/Lab/Field within 9:30–2:20 class time will vary.


Instructor: Bruce Heyer

 

Email: heyerbruce @ deanza.edu

Office: SC 1212

Office Hours:

 by arrangement

 (408) 864-8933

BIOL 6C class homepage: http: // www.deanza.edu/faculty/heyerbruce/bio6c.html
BIOL 6C course syllabus:  http: // www.deanza.edu/faculty/heyerbruce/bio6csyllabus.html

Week

Date

Day

Lecture Topic

Chapter

Lab/Field Topic

Homework

1

Jul 03

Mon

 Introduction to ecology  52  Ex. 1A & 1B: Scientific Investigation  Finish 1A & 1B 

Jul 04

Tue

 holiday – no class 

 

Jul 05

Wed

 Biogeography "

 Ex. 1C: Statistical Analysis, part A

 Cheeseman ESA tour.

 Finish 1C. pt. A

Jul 06

Thu

 Population dynamics & Life history strategies  53

 Ex. 2A & 2B: Vegetation transects

 Ex. 1C: Statistical Analysis, part B

 Finish 1C. pt. B

 Ex. 2A/B class data

 Ex. 3A pre-lab

2

Jul 10

Mon

  Community ecology 54 

 Ex. 1C: Statistical Analysis, part C

 Ex. 2A+B Report due.

 ¤ EcoBeaker: [pre-lab] Understanding Population Growth Models

 Finish 1C. pt. C

Jul 11

Tue

 Biodiversity  "  Ex. 3B & 3C: Population size & dispersal.

  Ex. 1C. pt. D

  Project pitches

Jul 12

Wed

   Field Day: Villa Montalvo  Montalvo worksheet

Jul 13

Thu

 EXAM 1  

  Ex. 1C. pt. D Report due

  Montalvo worksheet due.

  Project pitches

  Project proposal

  Ex. 4A pre-lab.

3

Jul 17

Mon

 Ecosystems  55

  Project proposal

  Ex. 3B / 3C report due.

 ¤ EcoBeaker: Isle Royal
 Finish project prospectus

Jul 18

Tue

 Landscape & succession  "

 Project prospectus due.

 Ex. 4B: Biodiversity–pitfalls

 Bug hunt

 Work on field book.

 Start projects.
Jul 19

Wed

   Field Day: Stevens Creek Watershed

 Creek worksheet

 Work on field book, parts 1–3.

Jul 20

Thu

 CA ecological provinces Atlas of the Biodiversity of California

  SPECIES QUIZ 1

  Field Book, parts 1–3 due.

  Work on projects.

4

Jul 24

Mon

 Conservation & restoration  56

  Creek worksheet due

  Ex. 5A: Behavioral Ecology.

  Start Ex. 5B: Behavior & Dispersal.
 ¤ EcoBeaker: Keystone Predator

 Ex. 4B: Group data

 Work on projects.

Jul 25

Tue

 Behavioral biology  51

  Finish Ex. 5B

  Ex. 4B: Class data

  Ex. 4C: Biodiversity–birds

 Work on projects.

Jul 26

Wed

   Field Day: SF Bay Refuge / Charleston Slough / Baylands + Ex. 4C  Baylands worksheet

Jul 27

Thu

 EXAM 2     Ex. 4C: Biodiversity–birds

 Ex. 4C: group data

 Work on reports & projects.

5

Jul 31

Mon

 Origins & paradigms  22

 Baylands Report due.

 Ex. 5A+B Report due.

 Ex. 4C: Class data – habitats 1 & 2

 ¤ EvoBeaker: Darwinian Snails

 Ex. 4C: class data

 Work on projects.

Aug 01

Tue

 Mechanisms of evolution  23

 Ex. 4B Report due.

 Ex. 6: Predator–Prey Interactions

 ¤ EvoBeaker: Experimenting with Snails

 Work on reports & field book.

 Work on projects.

Aug 02

Wed

   Field Day: SF Zoo (9:45 am) + Ex. 5C: Ethogram

 Finish Ex. 5C

 Work on field book.

 Work on projects.

Aug 03

Thu

 Reproductive ecology & Sexual selection  "

 SPECIES QUIZ 2

 Field Book, parts 4–7 due.

 Ex. 5C Report due. (In Field Book.)

 Ex. 6 Report due
 

 Finish Ex. 4C

 Work on projects.

6

Aug 07

Mon

 Speciation & diversity  24

 Ex. 4C Report due

 Project draft consultations
 ¤ EvoBeaker: Sickle Cell Alleles
 Final work on project & presentation.

Aug 08

Tue

   Final research reports / class presentations  

Aug 09

Wed

   Field Day: Monterey Bay Aquarium (9:45 am)  Subtidal ecology worksheet

Aug 10

Thu

 EXAM 3    Subtidal ecology worksheet due  

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