Bio 114 lecture schedule

Week

Big Idea

Chapter

Section/Topic/Notes

16 Jan

Info

0, 16

  • M: MLK, Jr. Day – no class
  • W: Introduction to course; Chapter 0
  • F: 16.1 What causes individual variation?; BME 16.1

23 Jan

17

  • M: 16.2 How can population genetics information be used to predict evolution?; BME 16.2
  • W: 17.1 What is information at the population level?; 17.2 How is information transmitted between members of animal species?; BME 17.1 and BME 17.2
  • F: 17.3 Does group living require more derived mechanisms of information transfer?; BME 17.3

30 Jan

17, 18

  • M: 17.4 How do plants of the same species recognize one another?
  • W: 18.1 Have organisms evolved to exploit communication between individuals of other species?
  • 18.2 How do organisms assess their environment when searching for resources?; BME 18.1 and BME 18.2

6 Feb

Evo

18, 19

  • M: Finish 18.1, start 18.2
  • W: Finish 18.2 (lizards only); start 19.1
  • F: 19.1 How does selection act on individuals with variable characteristics?; BME 19.1; Pass out first test

13 Feb

19

  • M: TURN IN TEST; Discussion of ELSIs, Chapters 16-18
  • W: 19.2 How will communities respond to climate change?
  • F: 19.3 When are two isolated populations not isolated?; BME 19.2 and BME 19.3

20 Feb

19, 20

  • M: 19.4 Do populations evolve in the absence of natural selection?; BME 19.4
  • W: 20.1 Can you observe descent with modification?; BME 20.1
  • F: 20.4 Can you observe evolution in your lifetime?; ELSI 20.3

27 Feb

21

  • M: 20.3 Where, when, and from what ancestors did humans evolve?; ELSI 20.1 or ELSI 20.2
  • W: 21.1 How have species evolved as a consequence of their interactions with other species?; BME 21.1
  • F:  21.1 How have species evolved as a consequence of their interactions with other species?; BME 21.1

6 Mar

  • Spring Break

13 Mar

Cell

22

  • M: 21.1 How have species evolved as a consequence of their interactions with other species?; BME 21.1
  • W: 21.2 Why are corals dying around the world?; BME 21.2
  • F: 22.1 How do genetic diseases affect cells and organisms?; BME 22.1; ELSI 22.1

20 Mar

23

  • M: turn in test; ELSI discussions
  • W: 22.2 How do pathogens affect cells and organisms?; ELSI 22.2; pass out second test
  • F: 22.3 Can parasites survive in more than one host species?

27 Mar

24, 25

  • M: 22.4 How do diseases spread?
  • W: 23.1 How do you break down and absorb nutrients from the food you eat?; BME 23.1;
  • F: 23.1 How do you break down and absorb nutrients from the food you eat?; BME 23.1;

3 Apr

E P

25, 26

  • M: 24.1 How do populations of unicellular organisms increase in number?; BME 24.1
  • W: 24.2 How are soil microbes involved in nutrient cycling?; ELSI 24.1
  • F: 25.1 What is an individual?; BME 25.1;

10 Apr

26

  • M: 25.2 What is the source of emotions?; ELSI  25.1
  • W: 26.2 Does isolation increase the likelihood of extinction?; BME 26.1; ELSI 26.2
  • F: 26.3 How does a flock respond to a predator?;

17 Apr

E P / Hom

26, 27

  • M: No Class – Easter Break
  • W: 27.1 Why did more trees grow when wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park?; BME 27.1; ELSI 27.1; pass out 3rd test
  •  F: ELSI discussions

24 Apr

 Hom

27, 28

  • M: 27.1 Why did more trees grow when wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park?; BME 27.1; ELSI 27.1; turn in test;
  • W: 27.2 What determines the outcomes of competition for a resource?; BME 27.2
  • F: 27.3 How does energy flow through food webs?

1 May

29, 30

  • M: 27.4 How efficient are ecological systems at transferring energy from the sun and carbon dioxide from the air to predators?
  • W: 29.1 How does death of an individual affect a population?
  • F: 29.2 Are populations regulated through feedback mechanisms?; BME 29.1

8 May

30

  • M: 30.3 How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems?; ELSI 30.3
  • W: 30.1 Is nutrient cycling a mechanism of homeostasis for ecological systems?; ELSI 30.1; pass out 4th test

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