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LSC 322 — Fund. of Ecology Laboratory

Updated 27 June 2017

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Description: A laboratory course designed to introduce students to the basic techniques of scientific research in the discipline of ecology. 3 hours lab. Fee. Pre or corequisite: BIO 320.

Current Section: I am not teaching LSC 322 this semester

The Instructor: Udo M. Savalli

Text: McMillan, V.E. 2012. Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences, 5th ed. Bedford/St. Martin’s.
You are also expected to review relevant chapters in the text for the lecture class (BIO 320 or similar)

General Handouts:

  • Course syllabus (Summer 17)
  • Assumption of Risk Form
  • Field Safety Agreement

  • Excel workbook for statistical analyses

  • Some General Information About Writing Lab Reports
  • ASU Writing Centers
  • Guidelines for Written Assignments & Worksheets
  • Checklist for Writing Papers

  • Lab Schedule
    (Summer 2017)

    Dates:
    Topic:1
    Location:
    Additional Info:
    Assignment:2
    May 17 — Course Introduction & Lab Safety CLCC 356 Meet at 8:30 am
    May 19 — Hypothesis Testing & Statistics CLCC 356 Worksheet
    May 22 — A Walk in the Park Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area
    Directions: Google | BIng
    Guide to Writing Field Notes
    Annotated Sample Field Notes
    Field Notes
    May 24 — Plant allelopathy (part 1) CLCC 356
    May 26 — Plant allelopathy (part 2); Review Scientific Article CLCC 356 Worksheet: Allelopathy
    May 29 — Memorial Day — No Classes
    May 31 — Size Allometry and Temperature CLCC 356 Writeup: Methods & Results
    Jun 2 — Populations: Mark-recapture & life tables CLCC 356 Worksheet
    Jun 5 — Foraging Strategy & Predation Risk CLCC 356 (Outdoor lab on campus) ID Guide to Campus Birds Writeup: Introduction
    Jun 7 — Trophic Structure of an Aquatic Ecosystem CLCC 356 Plankton Identification: 1 | 2 | 3 Worksheet: Foraging & Trophic Structure
    Jun 9 — Pollination ecology CLCC 356 (Outdoor lab on campus) ID Guide to Flowers & Pollinators Writeup: Results & Discussion
    Jun 12 — Plant Diversity Piestewa Peak Preserve — North
    Directions: Google | Bing
    Guide to Local Plants Writeup: Full Paper (due Jun 15, 2 pm)
    Jun 14 — Present Independent Project Proposals CLCC 356 Project Proposal due
    Jun 16 — Work on Independent Project CLCC 356 or field None
    Jun 19 — Work on Independent Project CLCC 356 or field None
    Jun 21 — Final consultation with instructor on independent project CLCC 213 By individual appointment None
    Jun 23 — Independent Project Presentations CLCC 356 Project Abstract, Powerpoint, and References due
    Jun 26 — No Lab Today

    Notes:
    1. Links go to Lab Handouts: You must print and bring them with you to lab or field! (All handouts in PDF format acrobat)
    2. Due on the following lab unless indicated otherwise on the assignment

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