BIO2011 Timetable of Topics

Week

Lecture Date

Lectures

Laboratory

1

03/03

1

What is Ecology?(Ch.1*)

RClarke

Online – 2 hours

Welcome, introduction to projects. Basics of ecological survey. Introduction to Excel.

RC/FS

2

Ecology in Action: Invasion Ecology

RClarke

2

10/03

3

Life on Land & Water (Ch. 2/3)

RClarke

Jock Marshall Reserve labs – 3 hours

Community project: Project introduction, followed by sampling and data entry

RT/FS

4

Ecology & Evolution (Ch.4)

RClarke

3

17/03

5

Adaptations to the Environment: Temperature & Water Relations (Ch. 5/6)

CLee

Jock Marshall Reserve labs – 3 hours

Community project: Summarising data

RT/FS

6

Adaptations to the Environment: Energy & Nutrient Relations (Ch. 7)

CLee

4

24/03

7

Adaptations to the Environment: Behavioural Ecology (Ch.8)

CLee

Jock Marshall Reserve labs – 3 hours

Community project: Report consultation session.

Rocky shores project: Introduction & pre-field learning

RT/FS

8

Populations: Distribution & Abundance (Ch.9)

CLee

 

26/03 OR

27/3

 

Rocky shores field trip (Sat 26th/ Sun 27th March). Each student only attends 1 day.

 

Rocky shores fieldtrip - Flinders

RC/FS

5

31/03

9

Population Ecology: Dynamics (Ch.10)

CLee

NO LAB THIS WEEK

(in lieu of weekend fieldwork)

RC/FS

6

07/04

10

Population Ecology: Growth (Ch.11)

CLee

Jock Marshall Reserve labs – 3 hours

Rocky shores project: Post-field data work up

RC/FS

11

Population Ecology: Life Histories (Ch.12)

CLee

7

14/04

12

Interactions: Competition (Ch.13)

CLee

Jock Marshall Reserve labs – 3 hours

Rocky shores project: Report consultation session. Introduction to Forest structure and composition project.

RC/FS

13

Interactions: Predation (Ch.14)

CLee

Mid-semester break Fri 15th April – Fri 22nd April

8

28/04

14

Interactions: Mutualism (Ch.15)

CLee

NO LAB THIS WEEK

(ANZAC Day holiday)

 

15

Communities: Diversity & Abundance (Ch.16)

CLee

9

05/05

16

Communities: Food Webs (Ch.17)

RTingley

Dandenong Ranges – 4 hours (within lab session + 1 hr)

Forest structure & composition project: FIELD TRIP to the Dandenong Ranges (Mon 2nd/Tues 3rd May).

FS

17

Communities & Ecosystems: Production & Energy Flow (Ch.18)

RTingley

10

12/05

18

Communities & Ecosystems: Nutrient Cycling & Retention (Ch.19)

RTingley

Jock Marshall Reserve labs – 3 hours

Forest structure & composition project: Post-field data work up

RC/FS

19

Communities & Ecosystems: Succession & Stability (Ch.20)

RTingley

11

19/05

20

Communities & Ecosystems: Disturbance (Ch.16)

RTingley

Jock Marshall Reserve labs – 3 hours

Forest structure & composition project: Report consultation

FS

21

Large-scale: Landscape Ecology (Ch.21)

RTingley

12

26/05

22

Large-scale: Geographic & Global Ecology (Ch. 22/23)

RClarke

Online – 2 hours

Exam revision

RC/FS

23

Ecology in Action: Marine Systems

RClarke

Lecture and Prac times and locations: Refer to your Class Timetable.

RClarke – Dr Rohan Clarke (Unit Coordinator), CLee – Dr Chris Lee, RTingley – Dr Reid Tingley, FS – Flossy Sperring (Lead TA)