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| Nov 7 || Origin of mammals; monotremes and marsupials || Chapter 18 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_19_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 19 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_19_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 19 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_19_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 19 (Part 2)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_19_.287_November_2013.29 Study Questions 19''']
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| Nov 7 || Origin of mammals; monotremes and marsupials || Chapter 18 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_19_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 19 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_19_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 19 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_19_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 19 (Part 2)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_19_.287_November_2013.29 Study Questions 19''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrOezQis4Ts Evolution of Mammals]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kZVPpMxyI8 Meet the Synapsids]<br>
 
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| Nov 12 || Mammalian diversity || Chapter 20 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_20_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 20 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_20_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 20 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_20_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 20 (Part 2)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_20_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 20 (Part 3)<br><br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/Mammal%20Diversity.pdf}} Mammal Diversity<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_20_.2812_November_2013.29 Study Questions 20''']
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| Nov 12 || Mammalian diversity || Chapter 20 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_20_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 20 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_20_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 20 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_20_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 20 (Part 2)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_20_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 20 (Part 3)<br><br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/Mammal%20Diversity.pdf}} Mammal Diversity<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_20_.2812_November_2013.29 Study Questions 20''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7_l_FdIuLs Platypus Hunts with "Sixth Sense"]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH3tG3URi_s Sabre Tooth ruling South America: One of many in the Great American Interchange (Minute 2)]<br>
 
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| Nov 14 || Mammalian feeding adaptations || Chapter 21 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_21_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 21 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_21_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 21 (Part 2)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_21_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 21 (Part 3)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_21_.2814_November_2013.29 Study Questions 21''']
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| Nov 14 || Mammalian feeding adaptations || Chapter 21 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_21_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 21 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_21_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 21 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_21_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 21 (Part 2)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_21_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 21 (Part 3)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_21_.2814_November_2013.29 Study Questions 21''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VejLXTsJrJc Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore teeth]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtnLNmB3ZNE Herbivore running and avoiding predators]<br>
 
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| Nov 19 || Mammalian mating systems || Chapter 21 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_22_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 22 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_22_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 22 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_22_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 22 (Part 2)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_22_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 22 (Part 3)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_22_.2819_November_2013.29 Study Questions 22''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm1q-V2b1Sc Monkey harems and defense] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyRP09L8bPo Topi lekking and predation]<br>
 
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| Nov 21 || Physiology of endotherms || Chapter 21 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_23_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 23 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_23_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 23 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_23_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 23 (Part 2)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_23_.2821_November_2013.29 Study Questions 23''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tqjITi8S8s Counter-current exchanger (Minute 1)] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8g3CpjtHHg Black bear NOT hibernating]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNOKW8NkAVM Hummingbird in torpor]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q92situvqXM Sandgrouse bringing water to his chicks (Minute 1)]<br><br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/Independent_study.pdf}} Independent Study opportunity for next semester
 
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| Dec. 3 || Primate societies  || Chapter 23 || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_24_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 24 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_24_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 24 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_24_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 24 (Part 2)<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_24_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 24 (Part 3)<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_24_2013_Part4.pdf}} Lecture 24 (Part 4)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_25_.28December_5.2C_2013.29 Study Questions 24''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UERhZvtjZUQ Touched by wild mountain gorillas] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eubDSQrFako Human characteristics of chimps]<br><br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/Internship.pdf}} Conservation and Land Management Internship Program for next semester
 
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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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Placoderm with JAWS! 25 Sept 2013

Predators in the 'Hood 20 Sept 2013

New legless lizards found in California 19 Sept 2013

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)
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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)
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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)
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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 19 Fish reproduction, mating systems, parental care Chapter 6 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 7 Outline

Pdficon small.gif Lecture 7 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 7 (Part 2)

Study Questions 7

Egg Care in Triggerfish
Weedy seadragons dance into the night
Flying fish
Fringeheads fighting
Convict Fish
Mudskippers
Fish laying eggs in mussel
Salmon spawning run
Stickleback courtship and display

Sept 24 Origin of tetrapods
Review Session BPB 130 at 5 pm, bring questions!
Chapters 7, 8, 9 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 8 Outline

Pdficon small.gif Lecture 8 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 8 (Part 2)

Study Questions 8

Tiktaalik
"Your Inner Fish" Song
Ichthyostega
Water to land (minute 18)
Carboniferous

Pdficon small.gif Review Session PPT

Sept 26 EXAM 1
Bring a #2 pencil

Lectures dating from Aug 27 - Sept 24 Pdficon small.gif 1st Exam Key
Oct 1 Diversity, morphology, feeding, reproduction and mating systems of amphibians Chapter 10 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 9 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 9 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 9 (Part 2)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 9 (Part 3)

Study Questions 9

Giant Salamander
Amphibian skin and waxy frog
Frog vs. Snake
Alpine newt courtship
Salamander tongue
Caecilian Feeding
Oct 3 Amniote evolution, morphology, and reproduction Chapter 11 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 10 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 10 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 10 (Part 2)

Study Questions 10

Dragons of the dry: Monitor lizard eggs in termite nest (Minute 4)
Dragons of the dry: Chameleons (Minute 12)


Oct 8 Lepidosaur biology Chapter 13 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 11 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 11 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 11 (Part 2)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 11 (Part 3)

Study Questions 11

Dragons of the dry: Geckos (21:30)
Sophisticated serpents: Locomotion and hunting (Starting in minute 1)
Sophisticated serpents: Snake tongue functioning
Sophisticated serpents: Feeding
Sophisticated serpents: King cobras fighting
Oct 10 Physiological adaptations of ectotherms Chapters 4, 13, 14 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 12 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 12

Study Questions 12

Turtle hatchlings supercooling
Frog popsicles
Countercurrent heat exchange (Minute 1)
Marine Iguanas Thermoregulation
Part II: Oct 15 - Dec 5, Instructor Susan Herrick
Oct 15 Turtles and Crocodilians Chapter 12 Hundreds of Turtles Arrive on Mexican Beach

Putting Time in Perspective

Pdficon small.gif Lecture 13 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 13 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 13 (Part 2)
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Study Questions 13

Paleobiology with Evolutionary Milestones Across Geological Time
Evolution of the Turtle Shell
Box turtle vs. Raccoon
Long fingernailed turtle display
Turtle eating jellyfish
Turtles would eat plastic thinking it's jellyfish
Be responsible using plastic!

Oct 17 Dinosaurs and other Mesozoic diaspids Chapter 16 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 14 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 14

Study Questions 14

Liopleurodon (first minute, and minute 22)
Ophthalmosaurus
Pterosaurs
Coelophysis
Sauropods
Allosaurus
Ankylosaurus
Stegosaurus
Oct 22 Evolution and structure of birds Chapter 16 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 15 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 15 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 15 (Part 2)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 15 (Part 3)

Study Questions 15

Musical bird feathers
Countercurrent exchange and lung function in birds
Eagle owl
Oct 24 Feeding adaptations of birds Chapter 17 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 16 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 16 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 16 (Part 2)

Study Questions 16

Acorn woodpeckers and larders
Hummingbird migration
Hummingbird bill lengths (Minute 23)
Owl hearing and hunting
Kestrel vision exploiting voles urine (Minute 10)
Oct 29 Mating systems of birds
Review Session BPB 130 at 5 pm, bring questions!
Chapter 17 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 17 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 17 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 17 (Part 2)

Study Questions 17

The Life of Birds : Finding Partners

Pdficon small.gif Review Session 2 PPT
Oct 31 EXAM 2
Lectures dating from Oct 1 - Oct 29 Pdficon small.gif 2nd Exam Key
Nov 5 Cooperative breeding of birds Chapter 17 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 18 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 18 (Part 1)
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Study Questions 18

Florida Scrub- Jay (Minute 8)
Kidnapping helpers (Minute 34:30)
Nov 7 Origin of mammals; monotremes and marsupials Chapter 18 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 19 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 19 (Part 1)
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Study Questions 19

Evolution of Mammals
Meet the Synapsids
Nov 12 Mammalian diversity Chapter 20 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 20 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 20 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 20 (Part 2)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 20 (Part 3)

Pdficon small.gif Mammal Diversity

Study Questions 20

Platypus Hunts with "Sixth Sense"
Sabre Tooth ruling South America: One of many in the Great American Interchange (Minute 2)
Nov 14 Mammalian feeding adaptations Chapter 21 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 21 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 21 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 21 (Part 2)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 21 (Part 3)

Study Questions 21

Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore teeth
Herbivore running and avoiding predators
Nov 19 Mammalian mating systems Chapter 21 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 22 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 22 (Part 1)
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Pdficon small.gif Lecture 22 (Part 3)

Study Questions 22

Monkey harems and defense
Topi lekking and predation
Nov 21 Physiology of endotherms Chapter 21 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 23 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 23 (Part 1)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 23 (Part 2)

Study Questions 23

Counter-current exchanger (Minute 1)
Black bear NOT hibernating
Hummingbird in torpor
Sandgrouse bringing water to his chicks (Minute 1)

Pdficon small.gif Independent Study opportunity for next semester
Dec. 3 Primate societies Chapter 23 Pdficon small.gif Lecture 24 Outline
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 24 (Part 1)
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Pdficon small.gif Lecture 24 (Part 3)
Pdficon small.gif Lecture 24 (Part 4)

Study Questions 24

Touched by wild mountain gorillas
Human characteristics of chimps

Pdficon small.gif Conservation and Land Management Internship Program for next semester
Dec 5 Review Bring questions!
Dec 13 FINAL EXAM
Pdficon small.gif Marine Fisheries and Conservation course for Spring 2014
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