Bio 366 - Population Ecology and Evolution


CATALOG DESCRIPTION

366 Population Ecology and Evolution
Full course for one semester. The basic concepts of population ecology and population genetics are explored to provide an in-depth understanding of evolutionary biology and conservation biology. Topics include population growth and regulation, demography, interspecific interactions, population genetics, quantitative genetics, evolution of phenotypic plasticity, evolution of life histories, and basic molecular evolution. Examples are chosen primarily from the vertebrate literature. Laboratories emphasize the ecology of amphibian development, experimental design, and computer simulation. These skills are then put to use in both field and laboratory independent projects. The course is supplemented by field trips and video presentations. Prerequisite: Biology 101/102. One upper division biology course is recommended. Lecture-laboratory.


COURSE STAFF

The course is taught by Robert H. Kaplan.


LECTURE HANDOUTS - SPRING, 2014

Lecture syllabus (posted 01/25/14)
Laboratory syllabus (posted 01/25/14)
Laboratory philosophy (posted 01/25/14)


USEFUL LINKS - SPRING, 2014

Bio 366 Courses Server

Reed College Canyon
Ecology
Global Population Dynamics Database
Human Population Reference Bureau: Global and Country

International Data Base US Census Bureau: Pyramids & Country Summaries

Population Pyramids

Evolution
The Encyclopedia of Life
Animal Genome Size Data base
Complete Works of Charles Darwin
Tree of Life - (enters at Eukaryotes)
Amphibians / Sticklebacks / Diversity
AmphibiaWeb
Tadpole Tutorial and Key
FishBase
Global Amphibian Assessment
IUCN Red List


biology menu bar

Maintained by the Reed College Biology Department
Last Modified 01/19/14
Questions/Comments to Robert.Kaplan@directory.reed.edu