Welcome to BIL 161

Labs start the week of MONDAY JANUARY 14, 2019.
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  • Syllabus - Spring 2019

    Week of:Topic:
    January 14Session 1 ~ BIODIVERSITY: Introduction
    Recommended Reading:
    January 21Week 2: No labs this week (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance)
    • Use the extra time to complete the readings assigned in Session 1.
    January 28Session 2 ~ BIODIVERSITY: Systematics and Taxonomy DUE THIS WEEK: Literature search assignment from Session 1
    February 4Session 3 ~ BIODIVERSITY: Sampling Tools and Techniques
    February 11 Session 4 ~ BIODIVERSITY: First Data Set
    February 18 Session 5 ~ BIODIVERSITY: Second Data Set
    February 25 Session 6 ~ BIODIVERSITY: Analyzing Biodiversity Data

    March 4 Session 7 ~ BIODIVERSITY: Research Symposium

    March 11 - 15SPRING BREAK

    March 18Session 8 ~ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Introduction

    March 25 Session 9 ~ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Learning to Use the Tools of Ethology

    DUE THIS WEEK: Literature search assignment from Session 1

    April 1 Session 10 ~ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Developing Your Research Protocol
    April 8Session 11 ~ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: First Data Set
    April 15Session 12 ~ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Second Data Set
    • Activity: Data Collection Instructions
      • Assignment (research team): Completed Data Spreadsheet (due at end of lab)
        No template: Your team will create and submit its own, original spreadsheet.
    April 22Session 13 ~ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Data Analysis and Poster Preparation
    May 1 - 8Session 14 ~ ANIMAL BEHAVIOR: Research Symposia


    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