Fall 2022 - BISC 360W D100
Techniques in Ecology and Evolution (3)
Class Number: 1638
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
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||
This course outline is tentative and subject to change.
Delivery Method: Lecture: Synchronous (recorded), in-Person; Lab: Synchronous, in-Person.
- Worksheets and quizzes: 45%
- Papers (write-ups of labs/experiments): 55%
"Masks are required in lectures and recommended in labs."
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
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.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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