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<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 2214, Fall 2012</span><br>
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<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 2214, Fall 2013</span><br>
 
<span style="font-size: large">''The evolution of form, function,<br> & diversity of the vertebrates''</span><br>
 
<span style="font-size: large">''The evolution of form, function,<br> & diversity of the vertebrates''</span><br>
<span style="font-size: small">'''Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 in BPB130'''<br>
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<br><span style="font-size: small">'''Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 in BPB130'''<br>
<span style="font-size: large"><font color="#FF3300">''Exam 3 Study guide posted below <br>
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Exam Review, BPB 131, Dec. 12th, 5-7pm''</font></span><br>
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<br><span style="font-size: small">'''Textbook: VERTEBRATE LIFE Pough F. H., C. M. Janis, and J. B. Heiser. 2009. Vertebrate Life, <span style="font-size: large"><font color="#FF3300">''9th Edition.''</font></span><br> Prentice Hall.''' <br><br>
 
==Instructors==
 
==Instructors==
  
'''[mailto:elizabeth.jockusch@uconn.edu Dr. Elizabeth Jockusch]'''<br>
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Office: Biology/Pharmacy 305B<br>
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Phone: (860) 486-4452<br>
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'''[mailto:kentwood.wells@uconn.edu Dr. Kentwood Wells]'''<br>
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Email: kentwood.wells@uconn.edu<br>
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Office: Torrey Life Sciences Building 380<br>
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Phone: (860) 486-4454<br>
 
Office hours: by appointment<br><br>
 
Office hours: by appointment<br><br>
  
'''[mailto:kristiina.hurme@uconn.edu Dr. Kristiina Hurme]'''<br>
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'''[mailto:susan.herrick@uconn.edu Susan Z. Herrick]'''<br>
Office: TLS 379<br>
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Email: susan.herrick@uconn.edu<br>
Phone: (860) 486-5434<br>
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Office: Torrey Life Science Building 470<br>
Office hours: Thursdays 2-3 pm and by appointment<br><br>
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Phone: (860) 486-5662<br>
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Office hours: by appointment<br><br>
  
 
'''[mailto:alejandro.rico@uconn.edu Alejandro Rico]''' (Teaching Assistant)<br>
 
'''[mailto:alejandro.rico@uconn.edu Alejandro Rico]''' (Teaching Assistant)<br>
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Email: a.rico@uconn.edu<br>
 
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 404<br>
 
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 404<br>
 
Phone:(860) 486-0309<br>
 
Phone:(860) 486-0309<br>
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==Grading==
 
==Grading==
'''Exam 1'''                         = 100 points<br>
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'''Exam 2'''                 = 100 points<br>
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'''Exam 1''' = 100 points (25%)<br>
'''Final Exam'''                           = 150 points<br>
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'''Exam 2''' = 100 points (25%)<br>
'''[[#Research Reviews]]'''                           = 30 points<br>
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'''Exam 3''' = 100 points (25%)<br>
'''[[#Tree Quizzes]]'''                           = 15 points<br>
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'''Final - Cumulative''' = 100 points (25%)<br>
'''[[#Collections Tour]]'''         = 5 points<br>
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There will be two one-hour, non-cumulative, exams scheduled during the lecture hour.  The final exam will be cumulative, with an emphasis on material from the final third of the course. <br>
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There will be two one-hour, non-cumulative, exams scheduled during the lecture hour.  During the final exam period, a third one-hour exam will be given covering material from the final third of the course. Additionally a final cumulative exam will be administered at this time.<br><br>
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== Research Reviews ==
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As a research field, vertebrate biology is alive and well, with discoveries being made constantly.  Each week, we will select one paper from the primary scientific literature that describes a study relevant to vertebrate biology. On Tuesdays, class will include a short in-class written exercise, in which we ask you to answer three standard questions about the paper:<br>
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* What was the major new result?<br>
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* How does this change what we think?<br>
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* Why does it matter?<br>
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<span style="font-size: medium"><font color="#FF3300">'''The written exercise will be followed by a brief discussion of the paper, during which we will call on pre-determined, but randomly selected, students to talk about the paper.'''</font></span><br><br>
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In-class assessments are worth 3 points each.  11 will be offered over the course of the semester, and the best 10 counted towards the final course grade.  There will be no paper selected for the first week, or the weeks of the first and second exams.  <br>  <br>
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All papers will be available electronically.  A link to each paper will be posted on the course schedule below, next to the date of the in-class exercise.  While many articles in scientific journals are now made available free to everyone ("open access" articles), access to other articles requires a subscription, which the UConn library buys.  On campus, you should not encounter difficulty accessing the full text of selected articles.  From off-campus, the easiest way to access articles that require a subscription is using the [http://www.lib.uconn.edu/about/ezproxy-blurb.html EZProxy].  If you get a message saying that you may purchase access to the paper, then try again through the proxy.  In some cases, it may also be necessary to quit and restart your browser.  Alternative ways to access the articles via UConn's subscription are to configure the proxy within your web browser and to use the [http://security.uconn.edu/services/vpn/ VPN].  It is your responsibility to test that you have access in a timely fashion.  Course instructors will not respond to requests to provide the article directly to individuals.  <br><br>
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== Tree Quizzes==
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On several of the research response days, we will incorporate additional questions about the phylogenetic tree of vertebrates into the written exercise.  These will be worth a total of 15 points over the course of the semester.  As with the research responses, you must be present to receive credit and no make-ups will be given.  If you have a valid, documented reason for missing class on the day of a tree quiz, and have followed the policy on missed exams, then your quiz score will be prorated.<br><br>
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== Collections Tours ==
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Every student is expected to visit the [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/department/collections/index.html EEB Biological Collections] for a tour that will introduce you to the resources and opportunities in the collection. We will offer 10 different opportunities, on different days and times. You will need to sign in at the collection; at the end of the semester, everyone who has signed in will have 5 points added to their grade. '''Tours will take about 45 minutes; they meet at the south end of the Biology/Physics building lobby on the hour'''. You are responsible for finding a day and time to attend from the options below; if your class schedule prohibits you from attending any of these, you are responsible for letting us know that you will need an alternative opportunity AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FINAL TOUR. If you have already toured the collections (e.g., in a previous class), provide us with documentation to that effect, and we will just add the points to your grade without you needing to tour the collections again.
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'''Available tour days/times:'''<br>
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'''Susan Hochgraf
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(860) 486-8945'''
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Thursday October 18th at 10 am
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Thursday November 1st at 11 am
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Thursday November 8th at 2 pm
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Thursday December 6th at 4 pm
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'''Alejandro Rico
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(860) 486-0309'''
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Monday November 12th at 11 am
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Tuesday November 13th at 9:30 am
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Wednesday November 14th at 12 pm
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Tuesday November 27th at 2 pm
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Wednesday November 28th at 3 pm
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Friday November 30th at 1 pm
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==Course Policies==
 
==Course Policies==
'''Missed Exams'''<br>
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'''Missed Exams:'''<br>
Any student who does not attend an exam and fails to receive permission [[in advance]] will receive a 0 for the exam.  Approval of any request to miss an exam requires, [[but is not guaranteed by]], verifiable written documentation of the reason.  A student who receives approval to miss an exam will have his or her grade for the missed exam prorated based on his or her performance on the remainder of the exams.  We will not give make-up exams.  Every student must take the final.  Permission to reschedule the final can only be obtained through procedures determined by the [http://www.ossa.uconn.edu/ Office of Student Services and Advocacy].
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Any student who does not attend an exam and fails to receive permission in advance will receive a 0 for the exam.  Approval of any request to miss an exam requires, but is not guaranteed by, verifiable written documentation of the reason.  A student who receives approval to miss an exam will have his or her grade for the missed exam prorated based on his or her performance on the remainder of the exams.  We will not give make-up exams.  Every student must take the final (Exam 4).  Permission to reschedule the final can only be obtained through procedures determined by the [http://www.ossa.uconn.edu/ Office of Student Services and Advocacy].
 
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'''Academic Integrity:'''<br>
'''Other Absences'''<br>
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No make-ups will be given for research responses or tree quizzes.  The first research response from which a student is absent will be dropped.  If a student misses a second one, then he or she will receive a zero.  For tree quizzes, the missed exam policy applies. 
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'''Academic Integrity'''<br>
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Plagiarism and cheating are violations of the student conduct code, and may be punished by failure in the course or, in severe cases, dismissal from the University.  For more information, see [http://www.dosa.uconn.edu/student_code_partiv.html Section IV of the Student Conduct Code].<br>
 
Plagiarism and cheating are violations of the student conduct code, and may be punished by failure in the course or, in severe cases, dismissal from the University.  For more information, see [http://www.dosa.uconn.edu/student_code_partiv.html Section IV of the Student Conduct Code].<br>
 
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'''Disabilities'''<br>
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'''Disabilities:'''<br>
 
If you have a disability for which you may be requesting an accommodation, you should contact a course instructor and the [http://www.csd.uconn.edu Center for Students with Disabilities] (Wilbur Cross Building, Room 201) within the first two weeks of the semester.<br>
 
If you have a disability for which you may be requesting an accommodation, you should contact a course instructor and the [http://www.csd.uconn.edu Center for Students with Disabilities] (Wilbur Cross Building, Room 201) within the first two weeks of the semester.<br>
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'''Classroom Conduct'''<br>
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We expect all students to behave in a way that is respectful of others.  The  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214ClassroomConduct.pdf}}''' classroom conduct form''', which describes our expectations in more detail, must be signed and returned to the teaching assistant by the end of the 2nd week of class.<br>
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*Arrive on time and stay until the end.  If you must come late or leave early, sit by the back door. 
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*Turn cell phones OFF and store them out of sight.
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*Use laptops only for taking notes.
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*Recording is prohibited without the written permission of instructors.
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*Course materials are the intellectual property of the course instructors.  Students may not make these materials (including handouts, exams and quizzes) available electronically.
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'''Honors Conversion'''<br>
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:'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Honors_Conversion Can I convert this course to honors?''']<br><br>
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==Help Resources==
 
==Help Resources==
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'''Study Materials:'''<br>
 
'''Study Materials:'''<br>
The textbook for this course is Pough F. H., C. M. Janis, and J. B. Heiser. 2009. Vertebrate Life, 8th Edition. Prentice Hall. Three copies of the textbook are available at the library iDesk.  Ask for call numbers XR5, XR6 and XR7.  We strongly encourage you to read the assigned sections before lecture.<br>
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The textbook for this course is Pough F. H., C. M. Janis, and J. B. Heiser. 2009. Vertebrate Life, 9th Edition. Prentice Hall. We strongly encourage you to read the assigned sections before lecture.<br>
  
 
[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012 Study questions] will be posted online after every lecture.  These are intended to help you think about and synthesize information.  They are not intended to provide a comprehensive study guide. <br>
 
[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012 Study questions] will be posted online after every lecture.  These are intended to help you think about and synthesize information.  They are not intended to provide a comprehensive study guide. <br>
  
{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214F12Exam1studyguide.pdf}}<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300"> '''Exam 1 Study Guide'''</font></span><br>
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<br>'''Phylogenetic Tree Resources:'''<br>
The '''answer key''' for exam 1 is posted outside of Alejandro's office.
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The {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/VertebratePhylogeny.pdf}} '''phylogenetic tree of vertebrates''' provides the backbone for this course.<br>  This {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/Phyl_tut_pptshow2010.ppt}}'''phylogeny tutorial''' is designed to help students review their knowledge of trees.<br>
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'''Phylogenetic Tree Resources:'''<br>
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The {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/VertebratePhylogeny.pdf}} '''phylogenetic tree of vertebrates''' provides the backbone for this course.<br>  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/Phyl_tut_pptshow2010.ppt}}''' This phylogeny tutorial''' is designed to help students review their knowledge of trees.<br>
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Test your ability to interpret phylogenetic trees with this {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB214F06treequiz.pdf}}'''Tree Quiz'''.<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB214F06treequizAnswers.pdf}} '''Tree Quiz Answers'''
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'''Research Reviews:'''<br>
 
Use {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214ReadingScientificLiterature.pdf}}''' this handout''' to help navigate your way through the primary literature.
 
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'''Review Sessions:'''<br>
 
'''Review Sessions:'''<br>
 
A review session will be held before each exam.  Dates and times will be posted once they are set.<br>
 
A review session will be held before each exam.  Dates and times will be posted once they are set.<br>
<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Exam 1 Review session''': Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5-7 pm in BPB 131</font></span>
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<br><span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Exam 2 Review session''': Monday, Oct. 29, 5-7 pm in BPB 131 - CANCELED DUE TO UNIVERSITY CLOSING</font></span>
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<br><span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Exam 3 Review session''': Wednesday, Dec. 12, 5-7 pm in BPB 131</font></span>
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'''Links to External Resources:'''<br>
 
'''Links to External Resources:'''<br>
 
:'''[http://digimorph.org/index.phtml DigiMorph]''' - Excellent source of 2 & 3D images of internal & external structures of various organisms
 
:'''[http://digimorph.org/index.phtml DigiMorph]''' - Excellent source of 2 & 3D images of internal & external structures of various organisms
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==Vertebrates in the News==
 
==Vertebrates in the News==
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[[Image:Pea-sized Frog.jpg|right]]
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'''[http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/352944/description/News_in_Brief_New_fungus_species_found_killing_salamanders New fungus species found killing salamanders '''3 Sept 2013''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/352889/description/Traveling_with_elders_helps_whooping_cranes_fly_straight Traveling with elders helps whooping cranes fly straight '''30 Aug 2013''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.livescience.com/39172-boa-constrictor-eats-howler-monkey.html Boa Constrictor Seen Eating Howler Monkey in a First '''27 Aug 2013''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/a-bird-s-eye-view-of-speed-limits-1.1568022#.Uhs_Q5K1GSo Birds pay attention to speed limits '''26 Aug 2013''']'''<br>
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'''[http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/15/world/americas/new-mammal-smithsonian/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 New cute furry mammal species discovered in Colombia and Ecuador  '''15 Aug 2013''']'''<br>
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'''[http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/serengeti-lion/index.html?utm_source=NatGeocom&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=inside_20130815&utm_campaign=Content The Serengeti Lion  '''Aug 2013''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20497828 Prehistoric rhino!  '''6 Dec 2012''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20594147 New oldest dinosaur  '''4 Dec 2012''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20413665 Diatryma: unequipped to be a carnivore?  '''23 Nov 2012''']'''<br>
  
 
'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18495102 Turtles fossilised in sex embrace  '''19 June 2012''']'''<br>
 
'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18495102 Turtles fossilised in sex embrace  '''19 June 2012''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19909635 Dolphin 'sponging' spans centuries '''22 October 2012''']'''<br>
 
'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19909635 Dolphin 'sponging' spans centuries '''22 October 2012''']'''<br>
  
'''[http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9281000/9281424.stm Lampreys feed on whales]'''<br>
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'''[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061663/Frozen-Planet-Climate-change-episode-wont-shown-US.html Because the alternative title to this course is David Attenborough 101 '''17 Nov 2011''']
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'''[http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/lampreys/1354563 SNL lamprey skit]''' If you were science advisor to the show, which line(s) would you change?<br>
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'''[http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/06/21-foot-monster-crocodile-caught/?iref=NS1 Monster croc! '''6 Sept 2011''']'''<br>
  
'''[http://species.asu.edu/2012_species01 New species of Snub-nose Monkey found in Burma '''30 August 2011''']'''<br>
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'''[http://species.asu.edu/2012_species01 New species of Snub-nose Monkey found in Burma '''30 Aug 2011''']'''<br>
  
'''[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hAZWFUc6F33zcJHk6hP4YcUGRDvgD9HQVM680 Pea-sized frog found in Borneo '''30 August 2010''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.metro.co.uk/news/873827-dolphins-discovered-using-tools-to-catch-dinner Dolphin tool use '''28 Aug 2011''']'''<br>
[[Image:Pea-sized Frog.jpg]]<br>
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'''[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hAZWFUc6F33zcJHk6hP4YcUGRDvgD9HQVM680 Pea-sized frog found in Borneo '''30 Aug 2010''']'''<br>
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==Lecture Schedule & Materials==
 
==Lecture Schedule & Materials==
  
 
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| Aug 28 || Vertebrate Diversity || ---------|| '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_1_.2828_August_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br>[http://www.arkive.org/galapagos-marine-iguana/amblyrhynchus-cristatus/video-06b Marine Iguana Running]<br> [http://www.arkive.org/komodo-dragon/varanus-komodoensis/video-06a Komodo Dragon Walking - Breathing (Buccal pumping)]<br>[http://debanlab.org/movies/ Salamander feeding videos] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oSseAl_dW0 Ballistic tongue salamander: Cold-proof bow and arrow mechanism] ||
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| Aug 27 || Diversity, classification, and origin of vertebrates || Chapters 1, 2 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_1_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 1 Outline<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_1_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 1 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_1_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 1 (Part 2)<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/VertPhylogeny.pdf}} Vertebrate Phylogeny<br><br>
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'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_1_.2827_August_2012.29 Study Questions 1''']
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| Aug 30 || Chordate and Vertebrate Origins || Ch. 1, 2 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_2_.2830_August_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br>
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| Aug 29 || Vertebrate body plan and organ systems || Chapter 2 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_2_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 2 Outline<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_2_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 2 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_2_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 2 (Part 2)<br><br>
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'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_2_.2829_August_2012.29 Study Questions 2''']<br><br>
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''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgNpfKOb1tM Slow motion fish'']<br>
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''[http://www.downvids.net/the-mesmerizing-motion-of-a-blue-ribbon-eel-swimming-amazing--392596.html Elongated swimmer'']<br>
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''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e7rrOfdVPE Fast swimmer'']<br>
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''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCAJR6RSzFU Flatfish lateral undulation'']<br>
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''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_LqQ9Xtww0 Dorsoventral flexion (you don't have to watch it until the end)'']<br><br>
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''[http://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2012/sep/24/sharks-cancer Sharks get cancer'']<br>
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I also recommend:<br>
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''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions#Biology Some common misconceptions'']<br>
 
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| Sept 4 || Chordates and Living Jawless Vertebrates || Ch. 3 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_3_.284_September_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br>
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| Sept 3 || Fossil and living jawless vertebrates || Chapter 3 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_3_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 3 Outline<br>
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh9OOlgrHyA Urochordate heart beat]<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_3_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 3 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_3_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 3 (Part 2)<br><br> '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_3_.283_September_2012.29 Study Questions 3''']<br><br>
[http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/111027/srep00131/extref/srep00131-s1.mov Hagfish defense]<br>
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''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrXAGY1dmE Plate tectonics and subduction zones'']<br>''[http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/111027/srep00131/extref/srep00131-s1.mov Hagfish defense'']<br>
[http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/111027/srep00131/extref/srep00131-s2.mov Predation by hagfish]<br>
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''[http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/111027/srep00131/extref/srep00131-s2.mov Predation by hagfish'']<br> ''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmaal7Hf0WA Hagfish Slime'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=letqkpG3b5Q Hagfish on sea floor'']<br>''[http://jeb.biologists.org/content/vol210/issue22/images/data/3897/DC1/JEB006940Movie1.mov Hagfish feeding'']<br>''[http://www.arkive.org/river-lamprey/lampetra-fluviatilis/video-07.html Lamprey Spawning''] <br><br>[http://www.state.nj.us/dep/seeds/images/gts.jpg Geological Time Scale Quick Reference]
|| McGuire and Ratcliffe (2010) Biol. Lett. 7:233-236 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/7/2/233.full Bat brains]
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| Sept 6 || Living Jawless Vertebrates, cont.|| Ch. 3 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_4_.286_September_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmaal7Hf0WA Hagfish Slime]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=letqkpG3b5Q Hagfish on sea floor]<br>[http://jeb.biologists.org/content/vol210/issue22/images/data/3897/DC1/JEB006940Movie1.mov Hagfish feeding]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/river-lamprey/lampetra-fluviatilis/video-07.html Lamprey Spawning]  
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| Sept 5 || Evolution of jaws; biology of Chondrichthyes || Chapters 3, 5 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_4_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 4 Outline<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_4_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 4 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_4_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 4 (Part 2)<br><br> '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_4_.285_September_2012.29 Study Questions 4''']<br><br>
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''[http://www.arkive.org/sand-tiger-shark/carcharias-taurus/video-09.html Male Sand Tiger Shark Swimming'']<br>''[http://www.arkive.org/whitetip-reef-shark/triaenodon-obesus/video-09.html Whitetip Reef Sharks Mating'']<br>
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''[http://www.arkive.org/leopard-shark/stegostoma-fasciatum/video-09.html Leopard Shark Courtship'']<br> ''[http://www.arkive.org/lemon-shark/negaprion-brevirostris/video-09a.html Lemon shark giving birth'']<br>''[http://www.arkive.org/tiger-shark/galeocerdo-cuvier/video-08.html Shark Feeding on Albatross'']<br>''[http://www.arkive.org/whale-shark/rhincodon-typus/video-08b.html Whale Shark Feeding'']<br>''[http://www.arkive.org/spotted-eagle-ray/aetobatus-narinari/video-08.html Eagle Ray Feeding/Locomoting''] <br>''[http://www.arkive.org/giant-manta-ray/manta-birostris/video-00.html Manta Ray Feeding'']
 
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| Sept 11 || Early Vertebrate Fossils || Ch. 3 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_5_.2811_September_2012.29 Study Questions''']
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| Sept 10 || Evolution of bony fishes; Sarcopterygians || Chapter 6 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_5_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 5 Outline<br>
|| Sansom et al. (2010) Nature 463:797-800 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v463/n7282/full/nature08745.html Interpreting fossils]
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_5_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 5 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_5_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 5 (Part 2)<br><br> '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_5_.2810_September_2012.29 Study Questions 5''']<br><br>
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''[http://www.amnh.org/learn/pd/fish_2/fish_skull/index.html Jaw protrusion animations'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbGILi8p5Y8&feature=related Fish Suction Feeding'']<br>
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''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDU4CQWXaNY&NR=1&feature=endscreen Jaw protrusion champion'']<br> ''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF5Qq9mhrrw Paddlefish Feeding'']<br>''[http://www.arkive.org/coelacanth/latimeria-chalumnae/video-06.html Coelacanth'']<br>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOKlZmVYIAk African lakes formation'']<br>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfd0BQT3Yv4 AFRICAN CICHLID DOCUMENTARY (PART 1 OF 6) You can keep watching by following the sequence'']
 
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| Sept 13 || Chondrichthyans|| Ch. 5 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_6_.2813_September_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/SampleQuestions.pdf}} '''Sample Questions'''<br>[http://www.arkive.org/sand-tiger-shark/carcharias-taurus/video-09.html Male Sand Tiger Shark Swimming]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/whitetip-reef-shark/triaenodon-obesus/video-09.html Whitetip Reef Sharks Mating]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/leopard-shark/stegostoma-fasciatum/video-09.html Leopard Shark Courtship]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/lemon-shark/negaprion-brevirostris/video-09a.html Lemon shark giving birth]
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| Sept 12 || Respiration, feeding, schooling of fishes || Chapters 4 and 6 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_6_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 6 Outline<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_6_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 6 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_6_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 6 (Part 2)<br><br> '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_6_.2812_September_2012.29 Study Questions 6''']<br><br>
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''[http://www.mbari.org/news/homepage/2012/chaunacops/chaunacops.html Anglerfish'']<br>''[http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2009/barreleye/barreleye.html Barreleye video'']<br>
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''[http://www.mbari.org/education/video/bigteeth.html Cool deep sea fish'']<br> ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FswYwyke7cc Hairy Angler and Gulper Eel'']<br>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&list=PLjSucKq0XZiUGVP-rBGJ7Y6rxTO8ALI3M Bait ball feast'']<br>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIgHEhziUxU Fish sphere: Less surface to volume ratio'']
 
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| Sept 18 || <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Tree Quiz 1'''</font></span><br>Chondrichthyans, con't, Diversification of jaws and feeding|| Ch. 5||  '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_7_.2818_September_2012.29 Study Questions''']<br>[http://www.arkive.org/tiger-shark/galeocerdo-cuvier/video-08.html Shark Feeding on Albatross]<br> [http://www.arkive.org/whale-shark/rhincodon-typus/video-08b.html Whale Shark Feeding]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/spotted-eagle-ray/aetobatus-narinari/video-08.html Eagle Ray Feeding/Locomoting]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/manta-ray/manta-birostris/video-08b.html Manta Ray Feeding]<br>[http://www.amnh.org/learn/pd/fish_2/fish_skull/index.html Jaw protrusion animations]<br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbGILi8p5Y8&feature=related Fish Suction Feeding]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDU4CQWXaNY&NR=1&feature=endscreen Jaw protrusion champion]<br>
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| Sept 17 || Fish reproduction, mating systems, parental care || Chapter 6 ||
|| Myers et al. (2007) Science 315:1846-1850 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencemag.org/content/315/5820/1846.full Effects of shark overfishing]
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| Sept 20 || Osteichthyan Origins and Living Actinopterygians|| Ch. 6 (except pp. 125-134)|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/1/12/Quiz1key.pdf}} '''Tree Quiz 1 Key''' <br>  '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_8_.2820_September_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br>
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| Sept 19 || Origin of tetrapods|| Chapters 7, 8, 9 ||
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF5Qq9mhrrw Paddlefish Feeding]<br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utuxlfvlLEQ Moray Eel Feeding (with Pharyngeal Jaw)]<br>[http://www.mbari.org/news/homepage/2012/chaunacops/chaunacops.html anglerfish]<br>[http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2009/barreleye/barreleye.html barreleye video] <br>[http://www.mbari.org/education/video/bigteeth.html deep sea fish]<br>
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| Sept 25 ||Sarcopterygii and Evolution of Tetrapods <br>
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| Sept 24 || Diversity, morphology, and feeding of amphibians<br><span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Review Session TBA''' </font></span> || Chapter 10 ||
<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Exam 1 Review session''': 5-7 pm in BPB131</font></span>
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|| Ch. 6 (pp. 125-134); Ch. 9 (pp. 196-211)
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|| '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_9_.2825_September_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br>  [http://www.arkive.org/coelacanth/latimeria-chalumnae/video-06.html Coelacanth]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/shoebill/balaeniceps-rex/video-08.html Lungfish vs. Bird] <br> [http://tiktaalik.uchicago.edu/meetTik.html Tiktaalik]||None
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| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Sept 27'''</font></span>|| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''EXAM 1'''</font></span> includes material through the origin of tetrapods (but not amphibian diversity)|| --------- ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214F12Exam1studyguide.pdf}}<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300"> '''Study Guide'''</font></span><br>Exam answer key posted outside Alejandro's office||  
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| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Sept 26'''</font></span>|| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''EXAM 1'''<br>'''Bring a #2 pencil'''</font></span><br><span style="font-size: small">|| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Lectures dating from Aug 27 - Sept 24''' </font></span>||  
 
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| Oct 2 || Amphibian Diversity || Ch. 10 ||'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_10_.282_October_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9h1tR42QYA Tiktaalik]<br> [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/extref/nature11124-s2.mov Ichthyostega] ||King et al. (2011) PNAS 108:21146-21151 on the [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.pnas.org/content/108/52/21146.long Origin of tetrapod gaits]
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| Oct 1 || Reproduction and mating systems of amphibians|| Chapter 10 ||
 
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| Oct 4 || Amphibian Diversity|| Ch. 10  || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_11_.284_October_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K6szXrBHwM Caecilian Feeding]<br>[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1983266083446767772#docid=-5359004945508340113 Salamander Pheromone Delivery]<br>[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1983266083446767772# Salamander Sperm Transfer]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/chinese-giant-salamander/andrias-davidianus/video-06.html Giant Salamander]<br>
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| Oct 3 || Amniote evolution, morphology, and reproduction || Chapter 11 ||
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| Oct 9 || Amniote Origins and Diversity || Ch. 9 (pp. 211-218); Ch. 13 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates#Collections_Tours  Collections Tours Schedule'''] <br> '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_12_.289_October_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.arkive.org/tomato-frog/dyscophus-antongilii/video-10.html Frog vs. Snake]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/titicaca-water-frog/telmatobius-culeus/video-10.html Lake Titicaca Frog]  <br>[http://www.californiaherps.com/movies/emmulticarinatatail310.mov Tail Autonomy]|| Vredenburg et al. (2010) PNAS 107:9689-9694 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.pnas.org/content/107/21/9689.long Amphibian extinctions]
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| Oct 8 || Lepidosaur biology || Chapter 13 ||
 
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| Oct 11 || Desert Adaptations & Snakes || Ch. 13 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_13_.2811_October_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.arkive.org/namaqua-chameleon/chamaeleo-namaquensis/video-10.html Namib Chameleon]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEl6TXrkZnk&p=A96C593F525E5B24&playnext=1&index=42 Blood Squirting in Horned Lizards]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-qEt1J5LDU Snake Eating Crab]
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| Oct 10 || Physiological adaptations of ectotherms || Chapters 4, 13, 14 ||
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| || '''Part II: Oct 15 - Dec 5, Instructor Susan Herrick''' ||  ||  
| || '''Part II: Oct 16 - Dec 14, Dr. Kristiina Hurme'''       ||  ||  ||  
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| Oct 16 || <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Tree Quiz 2'''</font></span><br>Turtles || Ch. 12 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_14_.2816_October_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7sSku7uLuo Evolution of shell (go to 4:39)] <br>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p006hg3k Box turtle vs Raccoon] <br>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004h7lz Gopher tortoise burrows]  || Schuyler et al. (2012) PLoS ONE 7(7):7e40884 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0040884 Sea turtles eating trash]
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| Oct 15 || Turtles and Crocodilians ||Chapter 12  ||
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| Oct 18 || Turtles, cont'd; Introduction to Archosaurs & Crocodilians || Ch. 16 || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/a/a7/TreeQuiz2.pdf}}  '''Tree Quiz 2 Key'''  <br> '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_15_.2818_October_2012.29  Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0060vdd Turtle hatchlings supercooling] <br> [http://www.arkive.org/kemps-ridley-turtle/lepidochelys-kempii/video-09a.html Turtles Digging a Nest]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/kemps-ridley-turtle/lepidochelys-kempii/video-09b.html Turtle Laying Eggs]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/kemps-ridley-turtle/lepidochelys-kempii/video-09c.html Turtle Hatchlings Emerging]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/kemps-ridley-turtle/lepidochelys-kempii/video-09d.html Turtle Hatchlings Heading to the Water]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/alligator-snapping-turtle/macrochelys-temminckii/video-00.html Alligator snapping turtle luring prey]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/american-crocodile/crocodylus-acutus/video-06.html Crocodile sprawling and upright locomotion] ||  
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| Oct 17 ||Dinosaurs and other Mesozoic diaspids || Chapter 16 ||
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| Oct 23 || Archosaurs: Crocodiles, cont'd; Pterosaurs and Other Mesosoic Diapsids|| Ch. 15 & 16 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_16_.2823_October_2012.29  Study Questions'''] <br>[http://www.arkive.org/american-alligator/alligator-mississippiensis/video-13.html Alligator Courtship]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/saltwater-crocodile/crocodylus-porosus/video-09b.html Female Crocodile Digging Out Hatchlings]<br> [http://www.arkive.org/nile-monitor/varanus-niloticus/video-11c.html Nile crocodile defending nest from monitor lizards]<br>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p006ffzz Caiman mother babysitting]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PYDk2cxIc0&feature=BFa&list=SP4A28652BE257C2E3 Ichtyosaurs and Plesiosaurs]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrkgGYdlIM4&feature=BFa&list=SP4A28652BE257C2E3 Ichthyosaurs and Plesiosaurs II] || Vergne et al. Zoology 114(2011):313-320 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S094420061100078X Acoustic signals of baby black caimans]
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| Oct 22 || Evolution and structure of birds || Chapter 16 ||
 
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| Oct 25 || Pterosaurs, cont'd; Dinosaurs<br> <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Exam 2 Review session''': Monday, Oct. 29, 5-7 pm in BPB 131 - CANCELED DUE TO UNIVERSITY CLOSING</font></span><br>|| Ch. 16 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_17_.2825_October_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO5mFGMf05c&feature=channel Pterosaur Locomotion] <br> [http://digimorph.org/specimens/Anhanguera_santanae/ Pterosaur Brain studies] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALziqtuLxBQ  Quadrupedal launching] <br> ||  
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| Oct 24 || Feeding adaptations of birds || Chapter 17 ||  
 
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|| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Oct 30'''</font></span>|| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''EXAM 2 - POSTPONED'''</font></span>|| --------- || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/7/7d/Exam2_StudyGuide.pdf}}<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300"> '''Study Guide 2 for Dr. Hurme's part of the exam'''</font></span><br> ||
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| Oct 29 || Mating systems of birds<br><span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Review Session TBA''' </font></span>   || Chapter 17 ||
 
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| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Nov 1'''</font></span> || <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''EXAM 2'''</font></span> includes all material since 1st exam  ||---------  ||
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| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Oct 31'''</font></span> ||<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''EXAM 2''' </font></span><br>|| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Lectures dating from Oct 1 - Oct 29''' </font></span>||  
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| Nov 6 ||Dinosaurs II  || Ch. 16 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_19_.286_November_2012.29  Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBfP-c4lCiI Allosaurus vs. Stegosaurus] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr4n7nnu7q8 Tyrannosaurus vs. Ankylosaurus] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH5TFKohFQ4 Hadrosaurs] <br>[http://trextrying.tumblr.com T-rex trying] || Zelenitsky et al. Science 26 October 2012, Vol. 338 pp. 510-514 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6106/510 Feathered Non-Avian Dinosaurs]
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| Nov 5 || Cooperative breeding of birds || Chapter 17 ||
 
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| Nov 8 || Birds: Avian Origins || Ch. 16 (pp. 439-443) ||  '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_20_.288_November_2012.29  Study Questions'''] <br>[http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/03/pr0308.htm Wing-assisted Incline Running] ||  
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| Nov 7 || Origin of mammals; monotremes and marsupials || Chapter 18 ||
 
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| Nov 13 || Birds: Diversity and Reproduction || Ch. 17 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_21_.2813_November_2012.29  Study Questions'''] <br>  [http://tolweb.org/Aves/15721 Avian Tree of Life] || Taylor et al. PLoS ONE 2011, vol. 6(12) p. e26887 [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0026887 Tool use in New Caledonian crows]
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| Nov 12 || Mammalian diversity || Chapter 20 ||
 
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|Nov 15 || Birds: Feeding and Morphology || Ch. 17 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_22_.2815_November_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br>
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| Nov 14 || Mammalian feeding adaptations || Chapter 21 ||
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqsMTZQ-pmE&feature=relmfu Pheasants funny displays] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI_quJRRGxk Red-capped Manakin moonwalk] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHuH7KaPbLc Common Cranes flying] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z-wiJa2x-I Swallows power strokes] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DoClq5gPxU Hummingbird acrobatics] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfLl26yzpk8 Pelicans feeding] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNTw7GH325U Egret fishing, "what a clever bird"] <br>
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| Nov 27 || <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Tree Quiz 3'''</font></span><br>Bird: Morphology, cont'd.; Mammals: Origins and Radiation  || Ch. 18  || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_23_.2827_November_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.onezoom.org/mammals.htm  EXPLORE the mammalian tree of life (really cool!)] <br>
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| Nov 19 || Mammalian mating systems || Chapter 21 ||
||Meachen and Samuels, PNAS 2012, vol. 109(11) p. 4191-6 [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.pnas.org/content/109/11/4191.full.pdf Coyote evolution after megafaunal extinctions]
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| Nov 29 || Mammals: Mammal Diversity  || Ch. 24 ||  {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/2/2d/Tree_Quiz_3_Key.pdf}}  '''Tree Quiz 3 Key'''  <br> '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_24_.2829_November_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br>
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| Nov 21 || Physiology of endotherms || Chapter 21 ||
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJp2rZMZ-Jk Coelophysis Vs Cynodonts] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-86gpWCsW4g Placerias] <br>
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[http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/life-after-dinosaurs/ Mammal origins (full episode)] <br>
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[http://science.docuwat.ch/videos/david-attenborough/david-attenborough-life-of-mammals-01-a-winning-design/?channel_id=0&skip=0 A winning design (Intro+Platypus & Echidna shown in class)]<br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNoQvjlmGdk Platypus] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDYPxHa33QU Echidna]
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| Dec. 4 || Mammals: Diversity, Feeding and Reproduction  <br> || Ch. 20 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_25_.28December_4.2C_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8mynrRd7Ak&feature=endscreen Monkeys reject unequal pay] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAFQ5kUHPkY Monkey cooperation and fairness] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lCKc8tURtc Marsupial birth]<br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjsx4Rjuvok&feature=plcp Shrews]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TotJ3-kMoww&feature=plcp Water shrew]<br>
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| Dec. 3 || Migration and torpor in birds and mammals || Chapter 22 ||
||Brosnan and De Waal Nature 2003, vol. 425(6955) p. 297-99 [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v425/n6955/abs/nature01963.html Monkeys reject unequal pay]
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| Dec 6 || Mammals: Diversity, Feeding and Social Behavior || Ch. 21 and 25 || '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_26_.28December_6.2C_2012.29 Study Questions'''] <br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJKQdegwjuw Placental birth (poor quality, go to 4:30)]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGoYGUnaDDM Elephant Shrew - Sir David]]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2kUHUfuqWo Elephant shrew] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCB2VT3Nw1I Star-nosed mole]<br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThDsJEzbBg4&feature=plcp Pangolin] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-DkKojyiYs&feature=plcp Armadillo]<br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2cyp8k8uuM Mexican free-tailed bats]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4US_tqLp0Y&list=SPD941E65FBD70DB46&index=11 Opportunists] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndMKTnSRsKM&list=SPD941E65FBD70DB46&index=4 Sir David says BOO to a sloth!] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnKKOTpicTU&feature=plcp Grazers]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtnLNmB3ZNE Herbivores vs. Carnivores (African drum beat!!)]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1yxSXwoXq0 Meat-eaters (poor quality)]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhd8Yr_u_18&list=SPD941E65FBD70DB46&index=12 Sir David swims with manatees]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PntZfZ_37MM Return to water (poor quality)]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFACrIx5SZ0&list=SPD941E65FBD70DB46&index=16 Orangutan intelligence]  <br>
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| Dec 5 || Primate societies || Chapter 23 ||
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|<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Dec 14'''</font></span>||<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''FINAL EXAM 10:30 am-12:30 pm '''</font></span>|| --------- || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/b/b2/Study_guide_for_Exam_3.pdf}}<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300"> '''Study Guide'''<br>Note: You will be responsible for plotting groups, synapomorphies AND traits on the cumulative tree</font></span>||
 
 
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EEB 2214, Fall 2013
The evolution of form, function,
& diversity of the vertebrates


Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 in BPB130


Textbook: VERTEBRATE LIFE Pough F. H., C. M. Janis, and J. B. Heiser. 2009. Vertebrate Life, 9th Edition.
Prentice Hall.


Contents

Instructors

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Dr. Kentwood Wells
Email: kentwood.wells@uconn.edu
Office: Torrey Life Sciences Building 380
Phone: (860) 486-4454
Office hours: by appointment

Susan Z. Herrick
Email: susan.herrick@uconn.edu
Office: Torrey Life Science Building 470
Phone: (860) 486-5662
Office hours: by appointment

Alejandro Rico (Teaching Assistant)
Email: a.rico@uconn.edu
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 404
Phone:(860) 486-0309
Office hours: Tuesdays 2-3 pm and by appointment

Grading

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Exam 1 = 100 points (25%)
Exam 2 = 100 points (25%)
Exam 3 = 100 points (25%)
Final - Cumulative = 100 points (25%)

There will be two one-hour, non-cumulative, exams scheduled during the lecture hour. During the final exam period, a third one-hour exam will be given covering material from the final third of the course. Additionally a final cumulative exam will be administered at this time.

Course Policies

Missed Exams:
Any student who does not attend an exam and fails to receive permission in advance will receive a 0 for the exam. Approval of any request to miss an exam requires, but is not guaranteed by, verifiable written documentation of the reason. A student who receives approval to miss an exam will have his or her grade for the missed exam prorated based on his or her performance on the remainder of the exams. We will not give make-up exams. Every student must take the final (Exam 4). Permission to reschedule the final can only be obtained through procedures determined by the Office of Student Services and Advocacy.

Academic Integrity:
Plagiarism and cheating are violations of the student conduct code, and may be punished by failure in the course or, in severe cases, dismissal from the University. For more information, see Section IV of the Student Conduct Code.

Disabilities:
If you have a disability for which you may be requesting an accommodation, you should contact a course instructor and the Center for Students with Disabilities (Wilbur Cross Building, Room 201) within the first two weeks of the semester.


Help Resources

The secret of success to this course is to not let yourself fall behind. Be sure to fill gaps in your notes and navigate blocks in your understanding as soon as possible. Should you run into trouble with the material, below we have listed some steps for obtaining assistance. While we welcome any and all questions on the material, before you contact us, please first check the resources below to see if your question has already been answered. If/when you do contact us, please understand that we will respond as quickly as we can, but we do have other obligations that might prevent this from happening as urgently as you may need (like 3:00 am the day of an exam...).

Study Materials:
The textbook for this course is Pough F. H., C. M. Janis, and J. B. Heiser. 2009. Vertebrate Life, 9th Edition. Prentice Hall. We strongly encourage you to read the assigned sections before lecture.

Study questions will be posted online after every lecture. These are intended to help you think about and synthesize information. They are not intended to provide a comprehensive study guide.


Phylogenetic Tree Resources:
The Pdficon small.gif phylogenetic tree of vertebrates provides the backbone for this course.
This Pdficon small.gifphylogeny tutorial is designed to help students review their knowledge of trees.


Review Sessions:
A review session will be held before each exam. Dates and times will be posted once they are set.

Links to External Resources:

DigiMorph - Excellent source of 2 & 3D images of internal & external structures of various organisms
ARKive - a unique collection of thousands of wildlife videos, images and fact-files, with a special focus on the world's threatened species
iNaturalist - an online database for logging observations of plants and animals. Go to project UConn Vert Bio!


Vertebrates in the News

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New fungus species found killing salamanders 3 Sept 2013

Traveling with elders helps whooping cranes fly straight 30 Aug 2013

Boa Constrictor Seen Eating Howler Monkey in a First 27 Aug 2013

Birds pay attention to speed limits 26 Aug 2013

New cute furry mammal species discovered in Colombia and Ecuador 15 Aug 2013

The Serengeti Lion Aug 2013

Prehistoric rhino! 6 Dec 2012

New oldest dinosaur 4 Dec 2012

Diatryma: unequipped to be a carnivore? 23 Nov 2012

Turtles fossilised in sex embrace 19 June 2012

Chinese turtle passes WASTE urea through its MOUTH 11 October 2012

Bull sharks have strongest bite of all shark species 12 October 2012

Size matters for 'sex cheat' frogs 15 October 2012

Dolphin 'sponging' spans centuries 22 October 2012

Because the alternative title to this course is David Attenborough 101 17 Nov 2011

Monster croc! 6 Sept 2011

New species of Snub-nose Monkey found in Burma 30 Aug 2011

Dolphin tool use 28 Aug 2011

Pea-sized frog found in Borneo 30 Aug 2010


Lecture Schedule & Materials

Date Topic Readings Materials
Part I: Aug 27 - Oct 10, Dr. Kentwood Wells
Aug 27 Diversity, classification, and origin of vertebrates Chapters 1, 2 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 1 Outline

Pdficon small.gif Lecture 1 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 1 (Part 2)
Pdficon small.gif Vertebrate Phylogeny

Study Questions 1

Aug 29 Vertebrate body plan and organ systems Chapter 2 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 2 Outline

Pdficon small.gif Lecture 2 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 2 (Part 2)

Study Questions 2

Slow motion fish
Elongated swimmer
Fast swimmer
Flatfish lateral undulation
Dorsoventral flexion (you don't have to watch it until the end)

Answer to class question:
Sharks get cancer
I also recommend:
Some common misconceptions

Sept 3 Fossil and living jawless vertebrates Chapter 3 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 3 Outline

Pdficon small.gif Lecture 3 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 3 (Part 2)

Study Questions 3

Plate tectonics and subduction zones
Hagfish defense
Predation by hagfish
Hagfish Slime
Hagfish on sea floor
Hagfish feeding
Lamprey Spawning

Geological Time Scale Quick Reference

Sept 5 Evolution of jaws; biology of Chondrichthyes Chapters 3, 5 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 4 Outline

Pdficon small.gif Lecture 4 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 4 (Part 2)

Study Questions 4

Male Sand Tiger Shark Swimming
Whitetip Reef Sharks Mating
Leopard Shark Courtship
Lemon shark giving birth
Shark Feeding on Albatross
Whale Shark Feeding
Eagle Ray Feeding/Locomoting
Manta Ray Feeding

Sept 10 Evolution of bony fishes; Sarcopterygians Chapter 6 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 5 Outline

Pdficon small.gif Lecture 5 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 5 (Part 2)

Study Questions 5

Jaw protrusion animations
Fish Suction Feeding
Jaw protrusion champion
Paddlefish Feeding
Coelacanth
African lakes formation
AFRICAN CICHLID DOCUMENTARY (PART 1 OF 6) You can keep watching by following the sequence

Sept 12 Respiration, feeding, schooling of fishes Chapters 4 and 6 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 6 Outline

Pdficon small.gif Lecture 6 (Part 1)
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Study Questions 6

Anglerfish
Barreleye video
Cool deep sea fish
Hairy Angler and Gulper Eel
Bait ball feast
Fish sphere: Less surface to volume ratio

Sept 17 Fish reproduction, mating systems, parental care Chapter 6
Sept 19 Origin of tetrapods Chapters 7, 8, 9
Sept 24 Diversity, morphology, and feeding of amphibians
Review Session TBA
Chapter 10
Sept 26 EXAM 1
Bring a #2 pencil

Lectures dating from Aug 27 - Sept 24
Oct 1 Reproduction and mating systems of amphibians Chapter 10
Oct 3 Amniote evolution, morphology, and reproduction Chapter 11
Oct 8 Lepidosaur biology Chapter 13
Oct 10 Physiological adaptations of ectotherms Chapters 4, 13, 14
Part II: Oct 15 - Dec 5, Instructor Susan Herrick
Oct 15 Turtles and Crocodilians Chapter 12
Oct 17 Dinosaurs and other Mesozoic diaspids Chapter 16
Oct 22 Evolution and structure of birds Chapter 16
Oct 24 Feeding adaptations of birds Chapter 17
Oct 29 Mating systems of birds
Review Session TBA
Chapter 17
Oct 31 EXAM 2
Lectures dating from Oct 1 - Oct 29
Nov 5 Cooperative breeding of birds Chapter 17
Nov 7 Origin of mammals; monotremes and marsupials Chapter 18
Nov 12 Mammalian diversity Chapter 20
Nov 14 Mammalian feeding adaptations Chapter 21
Nov 19 Mammalian mating systems Chapter 21
Nov 21 Physiology of endotherms Chapter 21
Dec. 3 Migration and torpor in birds and mammals Chapter 22
Dec 5 Primate societies Chapter 23
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