Fall 2021 - BISC 360W D100
Techniques in Ecology and Evolution (3)
Class Number: 1627
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
778 782 4063
Prerequisites:BISC 202, BISC 204 (or GEOG 215), and STAT 201, all with C- or better.
A practical lab- and field-based introduction to techniques in ecology and evolution. Students will collect, analyze, and interpret data, using appropriate experimental design and statistical methods. Specific topics include: sampling and describing communities, evaluating spatial patterns, investigating animal behaviour, population estimation, estimating competition, and phylogenetic inference. Students who have taken BISC 404 Plant Ecology may not take BISC 360 for further credit. Writing.
This course is writing-intensive and some labs include an outdoor component, rain or shine.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
|This course aims to foster the following skills and qualities in students:||At a minimum, students should be able to:|
|Interpretation of data||
- Worksheets and quizzes: 45%
- Papers (write-ups of labs/experiments): 55%
This course outline is tentative and subject to change.
Delivery Method: Lecture: Synchronous (recorded), Remote; Lab: Synchronous, in-Person.
Final Exam: none
LAB1 - Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 7222, Burnaby
LAB2 - Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 7222, Burnaby
Note: Labs are in person
Effective immediately, the Department of Biological Sciences is adopting a mandatory mask policy for all areas under Biology’s control and in spaces elsewhere where Biology faculty teach, applying to everyone regardless of vaccination status.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Webcam and microphone, Computer
laptop computer with Microsoft Excel
Students will be required to purchase access to an online software package for one lab (estimated cost of $6 USD). Details will be provided by the instructors.
No textbook required. Readings from the primary literature will be made available on Canvas, and lab handouts will be provided as part of your course registration fee.
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