BIO 266 - ECOLOGY LABORATORY
Office Hours M-Th 10:30-11:30; W 5-6 PM
Texts: EcoBeaker 2.5 lab packet, Eli Meir.
Any field guide to birds.
Any field guide to woody plants and/or
Any field guide to herbaceous plants
Any field guide to local (Eastern U.S.
Labs will meet weekly, but four field trips will be conducted
on weekends. Attendance on three of these trips is required. Students
will be excused from field trips only in the most exceptional cases (as determined
by the instructor) and the instructor must be notified prior to the trip.
Unexcused absence from a field trip will result in a grade of 'F' on the
corresponding lab report. Make-up exams will not be given except in
the most exceptional cases (as determined by the instructor). Written
evidence to support the reason for absence from the examination will be required.
Cheating or any other form of academic dishonesty will
not be tolerated. Persons involved in academic dishonesty will receive
the grade of zero for the quiz or assignment and may be subject to expulsion
from the university. The Chairperson of the Department of Biology and
the Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences will be notified in writing of
all actions taken.
9/1, 9/2 Introduction
9/8, 9/9 Community Diversity
TRIP - Forest Community Diversity
9/15, 9/16 Diversity Analysis: Ecological Succession
FIELD TRIP - Ecological Succession
9/22, 9/23 Succession Analysis
9/26* FIELD TRIP
- Aquatic Ecology
9/29, 9/30 Aquatic Analysis; Keying
FIELD TRIP – Ornithology
10/6, 10/7 Bird Taxonomy, Songs; Keying
10/13, 10/14 LAB PRACTICAL
10/20, 10/21 Evolution & Natural Selection
MID-SEMESTER GRADES AVAILABLE
10/27, 10/28 Dogwhelk Microevolution
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW WITH DEAN'S PERMISSION WITH
A GRADE OF 'W' (5PM)<<<
11/3, 11/4 Oil Spills & Logistic Bacteria
11/10, 11/11 Competitive Exclusion
*Note: 9/12 and 9/26 are Sundays.
Grading will be based on lab write-ups and the laboratory practical.
The lab practical will be worth two lab write-ups. Lab write-ups are
due at the beginning of each lab period. Write-ups will be reduced by
10 pts for every day or fraction thereof that they are late.