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Justin D. Yeakel

Assistant professor at UC-Merced; Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute

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The Foundations of Ecology (Spring, 2017)


Info

  • Class time/location: MW 10:30-11:45 in SSB 120
  • Section BIO/ESS-148-02D: W 5:30-6:20 in CLSSRM 279
  • Section BIO/ESS-148-03D: W 6:30-7:20 in CLSSRM 276
  • Section BIO/ESS-148-04D: M 4:30-5:20 in CLSSRM 127

  • Office hours: JD Yeakel (M 2-3, W 9-10 in SE1 288)
  • Office house: Taran Rallings (M 2-4 in SE1 258)
  • Syllabus

Homework 2: due in section during the week of March 20. Print and turn in.
Homework 3: due the day of the final exam!


Natural History Field Report Instructions


Lecture materials

  • Week 1: The web of life. Required reading: Cain chap. 1 (slides)
  • Week 2: Scales in ecology. Required reading (slides)
  • Week 3: Biomes. Required reading: Cain chap. 3 (slides)
  • Week 4: Energy & Evolution. Required reading: Cain chap.5,6 (slides)
  • Week 5: Evolution cont. Required reading: Cain chap. 6,7 (slides)
  • Exam I (2/15/2017): Covers Cain 1,3,5,6; section papers, lecture notes on those topics

  • Week 6: Life cycles and behavioral ecology. Required reading: Cain chap. 8
  • Week 7: Behavioral Ecology cont. Required reading: Cain chap. 8 & A bit about Game Theory
  • Week 8: Population Ecology. Required reading: Cain chap. 10
  • Week 9: Population Ecology (cont.) Required reading Cain chap. 11 up to (but not including) the Delayed Density Dependance material.
  • Exam II (3/29/2017): Covers Cain 8,9,10,part of 11; section papers, lecture notes

  • Week 10: Species Interactions: Competition. Required Reading Cain chap. 12
  • Week 11: Competition continued
  • Week 12: Predation and herbivory: Required Reading Cain chap. 13
  • Week 13: Parasitism and disease: Required Reading Cain chap. 14
  • Week 14: Mutualisms and commensalisms: Required Reading Notes. See Cain chap. 15 for additional details/extensions of concepts
  • Week 15: Communities Required Reading Cain chap. 16
  • Week 16: Metapopulations Notes. See Cain Chaps. 17/18 for additional details/extensions of concepts
  • Exam III (5/6/2017): Covers Notes + Cain 12,13,14,16

Discussion section materials