BIO2011 2019 - Timetable and Topics

Week

Lecture Date

Lectures

Practical

1

06/03

1

What is Ecology?(Ch.1*)

RClarke

Welcome, introduction to projects. Basics of ecological survey and pre-field learning for the Forest structure and composition project.

RClarke/NDeal

07/03

2

Ecology in action: Invasion ecology

RClarke

2

13/03

3

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

ANance

Forest structure and composition project: FIELD TRIP to the Dandenong Ranges

NDeal

14/03

4

Ecology and evolution (Ch.4)

MMcGeoch

3

20/03

5

Adaptations to the environment: Temperature and water relations(Ch. 5/6)

RClarke

Forest structure and composition project: Post-field data work up and basics of excel session

Quiz 1 opens Friday: Online assessment of lectures/reading

RClarke/NDeal

21/03

6

Adaptations to the environment: Energy and nutrient relations (Ch. 7)

RClarke

4

27/03

7

Adaptations to the environment: Behavioural ecology (Ch.8)

RClarke

Forest structure and composition project: Post-field data work up II

RClarke/NDeal

28/03

8

Populations: Distribution and abundance (Ch.9)

MMcGeoch

5

03/04

9

Population Ecology: Dynamics (Ch.10)

MMcGeoch

NO LAB THIS WEEK

(in lieu of upcoming weekend fieldwork)

Quiz 2 opens Friday: Online assessment of lectures/reading

RClarke/NDeal

04/04

10

Population Ecology: Growth (Ch.11)

MMcGeoch

6

10/04

11

Populations: Life histories (Ch.12)

MMcGeoch

Rocky shores project: Introduction and pre-field learning

RClarke/NDeal

11/04

12

TBC

MMcGeoch

   

Rocky shores fieldtrip (Sat 13/Sun 14 April)

 

Rocky shores fieldtrip

 

7

17/04

13

Interactions: Competition (Ch.13)

MMcGeoch

Rocky shores project: Post-field data work up

RClarke/NDeal

18/04

14

Interactions: Predation (Ch.14)

MMcGeoch

Mid Semester Break: Friday 19th April to Friday 26th April

 

8

01/05

15

Interactions: Mutualism (Ch.15)

MMcGeoch

Rocky shores project: Report consultation session

RClarke/NDeal

02/05

16

Communities: Diversity and abundance (Ch.16)

MMcGeoch

9

08/05

17

Communities: Food webs (Ch.17)

MMcGeoch

Community project: Sampling and data entry

Quiz 3 opens Friday: Online assessment of lectures/reading

RClarke/NDeal

09/05

18

Communities & ecosystems: Production and energy flow (Ch.18)

RClarke

10

15/05

19

Communities & ecosystems: Nutrient cycling and retention (Ch.19)

RClarke

Community project: Summarising data

RClarke/NDeal

16/05

20

Communities & ecosystems: Succession and stability (Ch.20)

RClarke

11

22/05

 

Communities & ecosystems: Disturbance (Ch.16)

RClarke

Community project: Report consultation session

Quiz 4 opens Friday: Online assessment of lecures/reading

RClarke/NDeal

23/05

 

Large-scale: Landscape ecology (Ch. 21)

RClarke

RClarke/NDeal

12

29/05

 

Large-scale: Geographic and global ecology (Ch. 22/23)

RClarke

Exam revision (Monday 10-11am OR Tuesday 10-11am, Blue Laboratory)

RClarke/NDeal

30/05

 

Ecology in Action: Marine systems

Special optional session after lecture- Ecology careers Q&A (2-3pm, Sanson Room)

RClarke

RClarke/NDeal

Lectures: Wednesday 1- 2PM (CL_21Col/E1) and Thursday 1 – 2PM (CL_21Col/E1)

Pracs: Monday 10 AM – 1 PM OR Monday 2 PM – 5 PM OR Tuesday 10 AM – 1PM (all pracs held in CL_50Col Jock Marshall Reserve Labs)

RClarke – Dr Rohan Clarke (Unit Coordinator), MMcGeoch  – Prof Melodie McGeoch, NDeal – Nick Deal (Lead Demonstrator), ANance - Alexandra Nance

*Recommended textbook readings