BIL 160 - EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY


Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Workshops
Policies and Grading


Instructor - Dr. Dana Krempels

Office Hours:

Required Texts



This following syllabus is a tentative guide to what we'll be covering this semester, and is subject to constant revision
as circumstances require and as time permits.

SYLLABUS

Date

Topic

Text Readings

Jan 17

Introduction: Why Study Evolution and Biodiversity?

Jan 19

Descent with Modification: A History

Chapter 22

 

 

 

Jan 24

The Darwinian Revolution

Chapter 22

Jan 26

The Darwinian Revolution, continued

Chapter 22

 

 

 

Jan 31

Evidence for Evolution in the Earth

Chapter 22

Feb 2

Evidence for Evolution in Living Things

Chapter 23

 

 

 

Feb 7

Evolution of Populations: Sources of Variation

Chapter 23

Feb 9 Evolution of Populations: Forces of Change
Chapter 23

 

 

 

Feb 14 The Origin of Species, Part I
Chapter 24
Feb 14 EXAM I Review - 5:00 - 6:15pm in Cox 126 Cox 126

Feb 16

The Origin of Species, Part II

Chapter 24

Feb 16 EXAM I - 5:00 - 6:15pm in Cox 126 Cox 126

 

 

 

Feb 21

The Origin of Life

Chapter 25

Feb 23

Systematics and Taxonomy

Chapter 26

 

 

 

Feb 28

Prokaryotes to Eukaryotes: The Evolution of Complexity

Chapter 27, 28

Mar 2

Plantae

Chapter 30, 35

 

 

 

Mar 7

And Still More Plantae

Chapter 30, 35

Mar 7

Exam II Review - 5:00-6:15pm in Cox 126

Cox 126

Mar 9

Fungi

Chapter 31

Mar 9

Exam II 5:00 - 6:15pm in Cox 126

COX 126

 

 

 

Mar 13-17 SPRING BREAK! WOOOO!  
     

Mar 21

Animalia: Symmetry and Body Plans

Chapter 32, 33, 40

Mar 23

Animalia: Radiata and Basal Bilaterians`

Chapter 32, 33

 

 

 

Mar 28

Animalia: The Protostomes I

Chapter 33

March 30

Animalia: The Protostomes II

Chapter 33

 

 

 

Apr 4

Animalia: Deuterostomes I

Chapter 33, 34

Apr 6

Animalia: Deuterostomes II

Chapter 34

 

 

 

April 11 Animalia: Deuterostomes III Chapter 34, 40, 41
April 13 Animalia: Deuterostomes IV Chapter 52

 

 

 

April 18

Ecology, Climate, and Biomes

Chapter 52

April 18 EXAM III Review - 5:00 - 6:15pm in Cox 126 Cox 126

Apr 20

Organisms and Ecosystems

Chapter 54, 55

April 20

Exam III - 5:00 - 6:15pm in Cox 126

Cox 126

 

 

 

Apr 25

Community Interactions: Symbiosis

Chapter 54, 56

Apr 27

Population Ecology

Chapter 53

 

 

 

Thursday
May 4
5:00pm

FINAL EXAM

Cox 126


WORKSHOP SURVEYS - End of Semester

After you have done your last workshop at the end of the semester, please be sure to complete the
Surveys must be completed no later than Friday, May 5 for you to receive two points of extra credit.



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