Welcome to the BIL 161 Laboratory
Evolution and Biodiversity Information Center.

Below you'll find links to keep you on schedule and easily able to contact your instructors should you need assistance during the semester.

Labs start the week of MONDAY JANUARY 22, 2018.
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BIL 161 Syllabus - Spring 2018

With links to the Online Lab Manual

Week of:Topic:
January 15Weeks 1: No labs this week
January 22Session 1: Orientation and Literature Search: Biodiversity
January 29

Session 2 ~ Systematics and Taxonomy

February 5Session 3 ~ Collection and Identification Techniques
  • Proper Use of the Compound Microscope
  • A Key to Common Pond Life

  • February 12 Session 4 ~ Research Project: Data Collection I

    February 19 Session 5 ~ Research Project: Data Collection II

    February 26 Session 6 ~ Data Analysis

    March 5 Session 7 ~ Research Symposium

    March 12 - 16SPRING BREAK

    March 19Session 8 ~ Orientation and Literature Search: Behavior in Betta splendens

    March 26 Session 9 ~ Learning the Tools of Ethology; Developing Your Protocol

    April 2Session 10 ~ Data Collection
    April 9Session 11 ~ Data Collection
    April 16Session 12 ~ Data Analysis
    April 23Session 13 ~ Poster Presentation Preparation: Instructions and Guidelines
    May 2 - 9Research Symposia ~ Research Poster Symposium
    Research Symposium Schedule


    Appendices

  • Appendix 2 - Statistics Primer
  • Appendix 3 - Scientific Paper Format
  • Appendix 4 - Creating Figures and Tables
  • Appendix 5 - Proper Use of the Compound Microscope
  • Appendix 6 - Scientific Notation and Conversions

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