Biology of the Algae Lab
EEB 3250/5250 Lab
TA: Karolina Fučíková
Office hours: Monday 1-2 in TLS 115 and by appointment
The labs will follow the syllabus outlined on the Biology of the Algae website. The handouts will be posted here by Friday before each lab. It will save you some time and stress if you read the handout at least superficially before the lab.
Not all, but most of the labs will likely take the full 3 hours they are scheduled for. FYI.
Lab 1 - August 25th
We are going outside, so dress accordingly (including footware).
Here are the handouts we will be using in the first lab:
1st Field Trip - September 6th
In spite of the weather threat, we've collected algae at Harkness Memorial State Park - yay! I will bring them to lab on Monday. We have extras for those who didn't come out with us, so everyone will be able to get a few specimens pressed. I WILL BE IN LAB FROM 1 PM (office hour). YOU CAN COME PRESS YOUR ALGAE THEN IF YOU ARE WORRIED YOU WON'T HAVE TIME DURING OR AFTER LAB.
Lab 2 - September 8th
- Some terms you should look at before you go to lab on Monday
- Handout for labs 2 and 3. This is the minimum you need to know for the upcoming quiz, including specified parts of the supplemental handouts I will bring to lab on Monday. There may be some optional material for you to look at, but you will not be quizzed on that.
Some cool links
If you'd like to explore the amazing world of algal diversity, here's a couple of links I personally find cool.
The Tree of Life is a nice one to start with. Can you locate algae on the tree of life? Are they in a single place, all neatly together? Well, look and see.
This is a nice gallery of algae images, sorted by phylum.
If you know what organism you are looking for, you will likely find it here. No pictures though.
Some info on macroscopic marine algae.
Here you can find information on some of the morphologically most impressive algae - diatoms and desmids.
More about desmids here.