BIO 256 tentative schedule

Week of

TOPIC/ASSIGNMENT/PROJECT

NOTES/READINGS

Jan 12
  • Decide on projects and secondary responsibilities
  • Begin literature search relevant to your project
  • Discuss syllabus and expectations
  • Read/discuss applied ecology papers
We will schedule work times for everyone; break up into small groups.

 

Jan 19

  • Cankerworm moth counts
  • Begin selection of parks – site visits
  • Weekly literature discussion

Jan 26

  • Cankerworm moth counts
  • Selection of parks – site visits
  • Weekly literature discussion
Include discussion of literature of digitization in science

 

Feb 2

  • Cankerworm data mining
  • Selection of parks – site visits
  • Weekly literature discussion
Begin reading and discussing the plant-pollinator literature

Feb 9

  • Cankerworm data mining
  • Introduction to GPS and GIS
  • Weekly literature discussion

Feb 16

  • Cankerworm data mining
  • Introduction to statistical analysis
  • Weekly literature discussion

Feb 23

  • Cankerworm moth counts
  • Introduction to digital macrophotography
  • Weekly literature discussion

Mar 2

  • Spring Break

Mar 9

  • Monitor trees for cankerworms
  • Monitor parks for flowering and pollinators
  • Weekly literature discussion

Mar 16

  • Monitor trees for cankerworms
  • Monitor parks for flowering and pollinators
  • Weekly literature discussion

Mar 23

  • Monitor trees for cankerworms
  • Monitor parks for flowering and pollinators
  • Weekly literature discussion
Annotated bibliographies DUE (Friday)!

Mar 30

  • Monitor trees for cankerworms
  • Collect data on flowers and pollinators
  • Weekly literature discussion
Samples collected must be processed for identification and curation

Apr 6

  • Monitor trees for cankerworms or count them!
  • Collect data on flowers and pollinators
  • Prepare and submit poster abstract
This is Easter Break (6 and 7)

Apr 13

  • Monitor trees for cankerworms or count them!
  • Collect data on flowers and pollinators
  • Analyze data

Apr 20

  • Monitor trees for cankerworms or count them!
  • Collect data on flowers and pollinators
  • Analyze data
  • Work on posters and presentations
Blogs will be assessed throughout but final product due this week!

Apr 27

  • Work on posters and presentations
Poster must be completed by mid-week for printing.

May 4

  • Joint Science Symposium
Wrap up, clean up laboratory, turn in laboratory notebook

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Here are the PROJECTS that we will all work on together

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