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 23, 2017.
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BIL 161 Syllabus - Spring 2017

With links to the Online Lab Manual

Week of:Topic:
January 16Weeks 1: No labs this week
January 23Session 1: Orientation and Literature Search: Biodiversity
January 30

Session 2 ~ Systematics and Taxonomy

February 6Session 3 ~ Collection and Identification Techniques
  • Proper Use of the Compound Microscope
  • A Key to Common Pond Life

  • February 13 Session 4 ~ Research Project: Data Collection I

    February 20 Session 5 ~ Research Project: Data Collection II

    February 27 Session 6 ~ Data Analysis

    March 6 Session 7 ~ Research Symposium

    March 13 - 17SPRING BREAK

    March 20Session 8 ~ Orientation and Literature Search: Behavior in Betta splendens

    March 27 Session 9 ~ Learning the Tools of Ethology; Developing Your Protocol

    April 3Session 10 ~ Data Collection
    April 10Session 11 ~ Data Collection
    April 17Session 12 ~ Data Analysis and Poster Presentation Guidelines
    April 24Session 13 ~ Research Poster Symposium


    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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