BIO 360Ecology

Dr. Nick Haddad, Professor
David Clark Labs 237
Office Hours: MW 10-11:30
Email: nick_haddad@ncsu.edu
 

Syllabus (.pdf file)
Frequently Asked Questions

Exams
Exam 1 key
Exam 2 key
Exam 3 key

Review Questions
Exam 1 , Exam 2 , Exam 3, Exam 4

Problem Sets
Problem Set 1; Key
Problem Set 2; Key
Problem Set 3; Key
Problem Set 4; Key

Extra Credit Answers
EC 1 , EC 2 , EC 3 , EC 4 , EC 5 , EC 6 , EC 7 , EC 8

Website for text: The Economy of Nature

Skeletal Lecture Notes:

Lecture 1: Introduction (no notes)
Lecture 2: Structuring principles
Lecture 3: Predator-prey behavior
Lecture 4: Physiological ecology
Lecture 5: Plant and animal distributions
Lecture 6: The carbon cycle and global climate change
Lecture 7: How are ecological communities (biomes) distributed?  (.docx file)
Lecture 8: Evolutionary ecology (.docx file)
Lecture 9: Life histories
Lecture 10: Sex, behavior, and evolution
Lecture 11: Social behavior

Lecture 12: Dispersal behavior and migration
Lecture 13: Population size and growth
Lecture 14: Population demography
Lecture 15: Human population growth
Lecture 16: Population regulation and dynamics
Lecture 17: Maximum sustainable yield in fisheries
Lecture 18: Genetics of small populations
Lecture 19: Spatial ecology and conservation biology

Lecture 20: Extinction and conservation
Lecture 21: The ecology, evolution, and behavior of disease
Lecture 22: Biological control of pests (predation)
Lecture 23: Predator-prey interactions, concepts
Lecture 24: Competition
Lecture 25: Competition, concepts
Lecture 26: Speciation
Lecture 27: Mutualism and coevolution (.docx file)
Lecture 28: Human biological and cultural evolution
Lecture 29: Food webs and community structure

Lecture 30: Landscape ecology (.docx file)
Lecture 31: Patterns of biodiversity
Lecture 32: Habitat loss and biodiversity
Lecture 33: Succession and disturbance
Lecture 34: Ecosystem production and decomposition (.docx file)
Discussion:  primate conservation
Lecture 35: Invasion by non-native species (.docx file)
Lecture 36: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Lecture 37: The nitrogen cycle and impacts of pollution
Lecture 38: Environmental factors and the spread of human civilization