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Day Topic Readings

Unit 1 - Natural History and Ecology of Individuals
 
1 Introduction
Chapter 1
2 Natural History
Chapter 2 - 3
3 Temperature Relations
Chapter 4
4 Water Relations
Chapter 5
5 Energy and Nutrient Relations
Chapter 6
6 Exam Review - Case Study #1

7 Exam #1 (100 points)
Ch. 1 - 6
   Unit 2 - Populations  
 8  Population Genetics and Natural Selection  Chapter 8
 9  Population Distribution and Abundance  Chapter 9
 10  Population Dynamics  Chapter 10
 11  Population Growth  Chapter 11
 12  Life Histories  Chapter 12
 13  Exam Review - Case Study #2 Due  
 14  Exam # 2 (100 points)  Ch. 8 - 12
  Unit 3 - Community Ecology
 
 15  Interactions - Competition  Chapter 13
 16  Interactions - Exploitation  Chapter 14
 17  Mutualism  Chapter 15
18   Species Abundance and Diversity  Chapter 16
 19  Food Webs  Chapter 17
 20  Biogeography  Chapter 22
 21  Exam Review - Case Study #3 Due  
22
Exam #3 (100 points)
Ch. 13 - 17, 22

Unit 4 - Ecosystems, landscapes and Global Change

23
Primary Production and Energy Flow
Chapter 18
24
Nutrient Cycling
Chapter 19
25
Succession and Stability
Chapter 20
26
Landscape Ecology
Chapter 21
27
Global Ecology
Chapter 23
28
Global Change
Chapter 23
29
Exam Review - Case Study #4 Due

30
FINAL Exam #4 (150 points)
Ch. 1 - 23
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