BIO 360Ecology

Dr. Nick Haddad, Professor
David Clark Labs 237
Office Hours: MW 10-11:30

Syllabus (.pdf file)
Frequently Asked Questions

Review Questions
Exam 1
Exam 2

Exam Keys
Exam 1 Key

Problem Sets

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

Extra Credit Opportunities
#1, #2, #3,

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 15: Human population growth
Lecture 16: Population regulation and dynamics
Lecture 17: Maximum sustainable yield in fisheries
Lecture 20: Spatial ecology and conservation biology

Lecture 19: Extinction and conservation
Lecture 18: Genetics of small populations
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
Lecture 28: Human biological and cultural evolution
Lecture 29: Food webs and community structure
Lecture 30: Patterns of biodiversity

Lecture 31: The rarest butterflies in the world
Discussion:  primate conservation
Lecture 32: Habitat loss and biodiversity
Lecture 33: Landscape ecology
Lecture 34: Succession and disturbance
Lecture 35: Invasion by non-native species
Lecture 36: Ecosystem production and decomposition
Lecture 37: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Lecture 38: The nitrogen cycle and impacts of pollution
Lecture 39: Environmental factors and the spread of human civilization