BIO 360Ecology

Dr. Nick Haddad, Professor
David Clark Labs 237
Office Hours: MW 10:30-12:00

Syllabus (.pdf file)
Frequently Asked Questions

Review Questions
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3
Exam 4

Exam Keys
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3

Problem Sets
Problem Set 1   (KEY)
Problem Set 2   (KEY)
(Excel spreadsheet shown in class and in Tables 12.2-12.5 in text)
Problem Set 3 (KEY)
Problem Set 4 (KEY)

Extra Credit Opportunities
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

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?
Lecture 8: Evolutionary ecology
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 16: Population regulation and dynamics
Lecture 15: Human population growth
Lecture 17: Maximum sustainable yield in fisheries
Lecture 18: Genetics of small populations
Lecture 19: Extinction and conservation

Lecture 20: Spatial ecology and conservation biology
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: Mutualism and coevolution
Lecture 36: Invasion by non-native species (.doc file)
Lecture 27: Speciation

Lecture 29: Food webs and community structure
Lecture 28: Human biological and cultural evolution
Lecture 30: Patterns of biodiversity
Lecture 33: Habitat loss and biodiversity
Lecture 34: Landscape ecology
Lecture 35: Succession and disturbance
Lecture 37: Ecosystem production and decomposition
Lecture 38: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Lecture 39: The nitrogen cycle and impacts of pollution
Lecture 40: Environmental factors and the spread of human civilization

Likely cancelled due to three class cancellations (snow)
Lecture 31: Tropical ecology
Lecture 32: The rarest butterflies in the world