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Bio 141L Winter 2013

Instructors: Barry Sinervo  and Bruce Lyon

       Email Sinervo: lizardrps <AT> gmail.com, Email Lyon: lyon <AT> biology.ucsc.edu

Papers to start the Eseal search:

SinervoLively1996.pdf

ShusterWade1991.pdf

Lebeouf1972.pdf

 

Grade is based on (subject to modification):

3 long lab write-ups (6-8 pp text + figures) on (20 points each):

• Elephant Seals, Ensatina (color evolution), Independent project

2 medium lab write-ups (3-4 pp text + figures) on (15 points each):

  social flocking in sparrows, coot foraging

Independent project presentation (10 points)

 

General Tips:

         Tips for Reading Papers

         Tips for Writting Papers

 General Instructions for writing papers:

  1” margins all sides

  12 pt. Times New Roman font

  Double spaced

  Pages numbered

  References formatted according to instructions in “Tips for Writing Papers”

  Email with file name “Last name first name, Assignment”.doc (example: Rogers Ashley, sparrow.doc)

Introduction to statistics and data analysis example files:

Jmpexamples2.doc

Solubility.jmp

Analgesics.jmp

Dogs.jmp

AttributeGage.jmp

Sparrow report instructions and data:

Sparrow_report.doc

Caraco 1979 flock size Ecol.pdf

Improving_papers.doc

Date

Topic

Goals

 

 

 

T Jan 8

Instructional

  Writing scientific manuscripts

  Data Management: Excel use and Data Sheet Template

  Introduction to statistics and data analysis

 

 

 

Th Jan 10

Sparrows

Social Foraging in the UCSC Arboretum

 

 Fri Jan 11

 

 

T Jan 15

Sparrows

Signaling and social dominance

Wed Jan 16

 

 Email TA your sparrow data

Th Jan 17

 

 

Ensatina Mullerian mimicry, Trip 1 on campus

Fri Jan 18

 

 Email your TA the Ensatina data

T Jan 22

Coots

Coots and the ideal free distribution at Westlake Pond First sparrow report due (2 pages)-email to  TA AND email TA your coot data

 

 

 

Th Jan 24

Sparrows

Signaling and social dominance

Fri Jan 25

 

Email TA your sparrow Data

Mon Jan 28

 

T Jan 29

Instructional

Video: DV Camera, iMovie, Tape Logging

Images: Video stills, Photoshop, slide scanning

       Audio: Tape recording, Digitizing, Analysis      (Raven)

 

 

 

Th Jan 31

Instructional

Help with writing and analysis

Possible ideas for independent projects

 Fri Feb 1

 

 Coot Report due (3-4 pages)-email to TA

T Feb 5

Eseal/Ensatina

½ the class to Año Nuevo to observe Eseals

Time budget analysis of male mating tactics

Acoustic recording (body size and sound frequency)

Video movie of fighting behavior and tactics

Harem mapping

½ the class free to work on data in lab

 

 

 

Th Feb 7

Eseal/Ensatina

½ the class to Año Nuevo to observe Eseals

½ the class free to work on data in lab

Independent study ideas due

Fri Feb 8

Ensatina paper due (6-8 pages)-email to TA

T Feb 12

Eseal II

and In class

Same as Eseal, see above (1/2 class)

In class time for 1/2 the class 

 

 

 

Th Feb 14

 

Eseal II

and In class

Same as Eseal, see above (1/2 class)

In class time for 1/2 the class

 

 

 

T Feb 19 

Eseal Data

In lab analysis of Eseal data 

 

 

 

Th Feb 21

Frogs

Dynamics of chorusing at Natural Bridges State Park – with Bruce

 

 

 

T Feb 26

Independent study projects

Discuss Independent Project ideas

 

 

 

Th Feb 28

Independent projects

Either meet in class for tutorial or travel to lizardland or locally to conduct independent projects

Eseal report due (6-8 pages)-email to Barry

 

 

 

T Mar 5

Independent projects

 Either meet in class for tutorial or travel to lizardland or locally to conduct independent projects

 

 

 

Th Mar 7

Independent projects

Either meet in class for tutorial or travel to lizardland or locally to conduct independent projects

 

 

 

T Mar 12

Independent projects

Either meet in class for tutorial or travel to lizardland or locally to conduct independent projects

 

 

 

Th Mar 14

Independent projects

Present papers (Powerpoint presentations)!

6-8 page report also due to Bruce

 

 



CLASSES: [Bio20C: EEB Intro] [Bio140L: Field Behavioral Ecology] [Bio140: Behavioral Ecology] [Bio143: Herpetology]

OTHER: [Reprints] [Curriculum Vitae] [Lizardland] [Sinervo Home] [EEB Home]


 

This page last updated 11/13/2002sinervo@biology.ucsc.edu