Wednesday, December 7, 2022
BIO 103/Ecology Course
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LECTURE SCHEDULE- BIO 103 K1: “Elements of Ecology,” 9th Smith and Smith

Meeting

Textbook Chapters and Titles

1   

Lecture:         Ch.1: The Nature of Ecology

                        Ch. 2: Climate

2   

Quiz 1:          Chapters 1 & 2

Lecture:         Ch. 3: The Aquatic Environment

                        Ch. 4: The Terrestrial Environment

3   

Quiz 2:          Chapters 3 & 4

Lecture:         Ch. 6: Plant Adaptations to the Environment

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Quiz 3:           Chapter 6

Lecture Exam 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

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Lecture:         Ch. 7: Animal Adaptations to the Environment

6    

Quiz 4:           Chapter 7

Lecture:         Ch. 20: Ecosystem Energetics

                        Ch. 21: Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling

7    

 

Quiz 5:          Chapters 20 & 21

Lecture:         Ch. 22: Biogeochemical Cycles

           

8    

Quiz 6:          Chapters 22 & 23

Lecture Exam 2: Chapters 7, 20, 21, 22, and 23.

*Students PPT final due Oct. 31_draft date will be given in class

9    

Lecture:         Ch. 24: Aquatic Ecosystems

                        Ch. 25: Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems

10  


Quiz 7:          Chapters 24 & 25

Lecture:         Ch. 14: Predation (p. 294-305)

                        Ch. 15: Parasitism and Mutualism

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Quiz 8:          Chapters 14 & 15

Lecture:         Ch. 26: Large-Scale Patterns of Biological Diversity

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Quiz 9:          Chapter 26

Lecture:         Ch. 27: The Ecology of Climate Change

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Quiz 10:         Chapter 27: The Ecology of Climate Change

Lecture:        Ch 9: Population Growth & Review

14

Lecture Exam 3: Chapters 24, 25, 14, 15, 26, and 27.

15

Lecture Exam 4: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 20, 21, 22, 23,

                                                24, 25, 14, 15, 26, and 27.

 Laboratory Schedule: Bio103K1

Date

Laboratory Chapters and Titles

1

 

Lab 1: Introduction to Grassland Ecology

 

2

Lab 2: Energy and Matter in Ecosystems

Introduction to Field Trips_ On NCC Campus Field Trip

3

Lab 3: Energy Flow in Ecosystems (Soil Testing Lab)                         

4

Lab 4: Lab Exam 1 – Labs 1, 2, and 3

Lab Report with all the steps of Scientific Method Due

5

Lab 5: Field Trip to Garvies Point Preserve Part 1 & 2:

Ecology of a Temperate Deciduous Forest

(In-class: Water Testing Lab & Flora Identification)

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Lab 6: Field Trip to Garvies Point Preserve Part 1 & 2:

Ecology of a Temperate Deciduous Forest

7

 

Lab 7: Field Trip to the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside: Ecology of an Estuary and Salt Marsh

Student final PPT Slides are Due Oct. 31

8

Lab 8: Field Trip to Hempstead Plains Preserve:

Ecology of a Grassland Ecosystem

 

9

Lab 6: Field Trip to Norman Levy Park, Merrick

 

10

 

Lab 9: Student Presentation of Research Papers

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Lab 10: Student Presentation of Research Papers

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Lab 11:  Symbiotic Relationships in Ecosystems

 

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Lab 12: Population Ecology

Constructing Report on Field Trips (Bonus Points)

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Lab 14: Lab Exam 2 – Labs 11, 12, and 13

15

Make-up Quizzes & Climate Change Colloquium

  
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