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<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 2214, Fall 2014</span><br><br>
<span style="font-size: x-large">EEB 2214, Fall 2013</span><br>
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<span style="font-size: large">''The evolution of form, function, & diversity of the vertebrates''</span><br>
<span style="font-size: large">''The evolution of form, function,<br> & diversity of the vertebrates''</span><br>
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<br><span style="font-size: small">'''Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 in BPB130'''<br>
 
<br><span style="font-size: small">'''Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 in BPB130'''<br>
  
<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>
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'''Textbook: <font color="#FF3300">Vertebrate Life</font>, by Pough F. H., C. M. Janis, and J. B. Heiser. 2012. ''9th Edition.'' Pearson/Benjamin Cummings ''(8th edition also acceptable)''''' <br>
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==<span style="font-size: large"><font color="#FF3300"> '''Announcements'''</font></span><br>==
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'''10/20/14'''<br>
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Kevin will be leading a review session for Exam II on '''Monday Oct. 27th, from 6 - 8 pm''' in Room 101 in Laurel Hall. Anyone with suggestions for the format of this session, please feel free to email Kevin (unless your suggestion is: "tell us what to study and/or what's going to be on the exam"). <br>
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'''10/16/14'''<br>
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Please email Kevin to sign up for a collections tour! The schedule can be found [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates#Collections_Tour '''here''']<br>
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'''10/7/14''' <br>
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Exams were returned in class today.  Please double check your point totals.  If you find any mistakes in our arithmetic, hand your exam back in with a note explaining the error.  Also, if you believe that any questions were incorrectly graded, you may submit your exam with a written explanation of what you believe the error to be, and we will evaluate it.  All requests for regrading must be received by October 14, 2014.
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'''10/5/14''' <br>
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Course evaluations for Dr. Jockusch are now available through the online course evaluation system.  Your feedback is appreciated!
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'''9/24/14''' <br>
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For a detailed and thorough phylogenetic tree, please check the appendix of your text book! Though, be sure to check it against your notes, as some things have changed since the book has been published (e.g. position of conodonts).<br>
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Kevin produced a short instructional video on phylogenetic tree basics! See it [http://www.screencast.com/t/ycbUEphh48 '''here.''']<br>
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Here is the official {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214F14Exam1studyguide.pdf}}<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300"> '''Exam 1 Study Guide!'''</font></span><br>
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==Instructors==
 
==Instructors==
  
 
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'''[mailto:kentwood.wells@uconn.edu Dr. Kentwood Wells]'''<br>
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'''[mailto:elizabeth.jockusch@uconn.edu Dr. Elizabeth Jockusch]'''<br>
Email: kentwood.wells@uconn.edu<br>
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Office: Pharmacy/Biology 305B<br>
Office: Torrey Life Sciences Building 380<br>
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Phone: (860) 486-4452<br>
Phone: (860) 486-4454<br>
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Office hours: Thursdays 2-3 pm and by appointment <br>
Office hours: by appointment<br><br>
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[http://jockusch.eeb.uconn.edu/ Jockusch Lab Website] <br><br>
  
'''[mailto:susan.herrick@uconn.edu Susan Z. Herrick]'''<br>
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'''[mailto:margaret.rubega@uconn.edu Dr. Margaret Rubega]'''<br>
Email: susan.herrick@uconn.edu<br>
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Office: Pharmacy/Biology 500<br>
Office: Torrey Life Science Building 470<br>
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Phone: (860) 486-4502<br>
Phone: (860) 486-5662<br>
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Office hours: 11:30 - 12:20 a.m., Thurs, IN the BPB cafe, and by appointment <br>
Office hours: by appointment<br><br>
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[http://rubegalab.eeb.uconn.edu/ Rubega Lab Website] <br><br>
  
'''[mailto:alejandro.rico@uconn.edu Alejandro Rico]''' (Teaching Assistant)<br>
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'''[mailto:kevin.burgio@uconn.edu Kevin Burgio]''' (Teaching Assistant)<br>
Email: a.rico@uconn.edu<br>
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Office: Pharmacy/Biology 402<br>
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 404<br>
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Office hours: Tuesdays 2-3 pm and by appointment <br>
Phone:(860) 486-0309<br>
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[http://monkparakeetresearch.org/ Monk Parakeet Research Website] <br><br>
Office hours: Tuesdays 2-3 pm and by appointment<br><br>
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<span style="font-size: medium"><font color="#FF3300">'''Note: All emails must contain "EEB2214" in the subject line to avoid being filtered out and deleted'''</font></span>
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==Grading==
 
==Grading==
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'''Exam 1''' = 100 points (25%)<br>
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'''Exam 1''' (Thursday, Sept. 25) = 100 points <br>
'''Exam 2''' = 100 points (25%)<br>
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'''Exam 2''' (Thursday, Oct. 30) = 100 points <br>
'''Exam 3''' = 100 points (25%)<br>
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'''Final Exam''' (Friday, Dec. 12, TENTATIVE) = 125 points <br>
'''Final - Cumulative''' = 100 points (25%)<br>
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'''[[#Research Reviews]]''' (Tuesdays) = 30 points total<br>
 
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'''[[#Quizzes]]''' = 50 points total<br>
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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'''[[#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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12 research reviews (3 points each) and quizzes (5 points each) will be offered over the course of the semester.  10 of these will count towards the final course grade (the best 5 of 6 from each half of the semester, as determined by the combined quiz + research review grade.)  Because two scores are dropped, '''no make-ups will be given for research reviews or quizzes'''.<br>
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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 (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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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://dos.uconn.edu Dean of Students Office].
 
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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 UniversityFor more information, see [http://www.dosa.uconn.edu/student_code_partiv.html Section IV of the Student Conduct Code].<br>
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'''Other Absences'''<br>
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No make-ups will be given for research reviews or quizzesInstead, the lowest research review/quiz grade from each half of the semester will be dropped.  
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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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'''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://community.uconn.edu/the-student-code-part-iv Section IV of the Student Conduct Code].<br>
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'''Disabilities'''<br>
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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/EEB2214_F2014_ClassroomConduct.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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== 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>
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In-class research review assessments are worth 3 points each.  12 will be offered over the course of the semester, and 10 (of 12) will count towards the final course grade (the best 5 of 6 from each half of the semester, as determined by the combined quiz + research review grade).  There will be no paper selected for the first or eighth week of class.  You must be present to receive credit and no make-ups will be given.  Also, if you are selected for the discussion, but do not participate, you will receive a 0. <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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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214_ReadingScientificLiterature.pdf}}'''This handout''' offers some helpful suggestions for how to navigate your way through the primary literature.<br>
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==Quizzes==
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This course incorporates weekly quizzes which will be completed at the same time as the written portion of the research review, unless another schedule is announced.  The quizzes will use a variety of formats and are designed to help prepare you for exams.  Each quiz will be worth 5 points.  10 (of 12) will count towards the final course grade (the best 5 of 6 from each half of the semester, as determined by the combined quiz + research review grade).  As with the research reviews, you must be present to receive credit and no make-ups will be given.<br><br>
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== Collections Tour ==
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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 8 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. <br><br>
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'''Collection Tour Schedule'''<br><br>
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Mon. Nov. 3: 2:00 - 2:45 pm <br>
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Tues. Nov. 4: 11:30 - 12:15 pm <br>
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Wed. Nov. 5: 1:00 - 1:45 pm <br>
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Thur. Nov. 6: 9:30 - 10:15am <br>
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Mon. Nov. 10: 9:15 - 10:00am <br>
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Tues. Nov. 11: 3:00 - 3:45pm <br>
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Wed. Nov. 12: 2:00 - 2:45pm <br>
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Thur. Nov. 13: 11:00 - 11:45am <br><br>
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'''Please email Kevin ASAP with your preferences! Each slot is limited to ~10 students.'''
  
 
==Help Resources==
 
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'''Study Materials:'''<br>
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'''Study Materials'''<br>
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>
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The textbook for this course is Pough F. H., C. M. Janis, and J. B. Heiser. 2012. Vertebrate Life, 9th Edition. Prentice Hall. (The 8th edition is also acceptable; we have posted readings for both.)  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>
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014 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>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214F14Exam1studyguide.pdf}}<span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300"> '''Exam 1 Study Guide'''</font></span><br><br>
  
<br>'''Phylogenetic Tree Resources:'''<br>
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'''Tree Resources'''<br>
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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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214F14_Phylogeny.pdf}} This is the backbone of the '''vertebrate phylogeny''' we will be using in this class.  Note that it differs from the textbook tree in the placement of turtles and in how lampreys and hagfishes are related to each other.  We will be expanding the terminal taxa and adding fossils to this tree throughout the semester.<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/Phyl_tut_pptshow.pptx}} This '''phylogeny tutorial''' is designed to help students review their knowledge of trees.<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214_TreeTerminology.pdf}} A primer of '''tree terminology'''<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/SampleTreeQuiz.pdf}} An example of a previous '''tree quiz'''<br>
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{{pdf|https://mcdb.colorado.edu/courses/4350/2012/articles/TreeThinkingChallenge.pdf}} the '''Tree Thinking Quiz''' we went over during the study sessions. Make sure you scroll down for the quiz and answers. <br>
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[http://www.screencast.com/t/ycbUEphh48 '''Kevin's "Phylogenetic Tree Basics" Video''']
  
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'''Review Sessions:'''<br>
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'''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>
 
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'''Links to External Resources:'''<br>
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'''Research Reviews'''<br>
:'''[http://digimorph.org/index.phtml DigiMorph]''' - Excellent source of 2 & 3D images of internal & external structures of various organisms
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Use {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214_ReadingScientificLiterature.pdf}}''' this handout''' to help navigate your way through the primary literature.<br>
:'''[http://www.arkive.org/ ARKive]''' - a unique collection of thousands of wildlife videos, images and fact-files, with a special focus on the world's threatened species
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:'''[http://www.inaturalist.org/taxa iNaturalist]''' - an online database for logging observations of plants and animals. Go to project UConn Vert Bio!
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==Vertebrates in the News==
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'''Syllabus'''<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/EEB2214_F2014_Syllabus.pdf}} Syllabus distributed on the first day of class.  The lecture schedule and readings are subject to change, and will be updated below.<br>
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'''[http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/25/226143474/ancient-fish-with-strong-jawline-could-rewrite-history-of-faces Placoderm with JAWS! '''25 Sept 2013''']'''<br>
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==Lecture Schedule & Materials==
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The lecture schedule below will be updated regularly. A link to each research review paper will be posted next to the date of the in-class exercise.  Generally, these will be posted by the weekend prior to the exercise.  After lectures, study questions and links to supplemental materials will be added.<br>
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'''[http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6152/1332.full Predators in the 'Hood '''20 Sept 2013''']'''<br>
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!style="background:#0868AC;" width="300"|<font color="#FFFFFF">Research Review Reading</font>
  
'''[http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/19/us/california-legless-lizards/index.html?hpt=us_c2 New legless lizards found in California '''19 Sept 2013''']'''<br>
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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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| Aug 26 || Vertebrate diversity ||  || [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_1_.2826_August_2014.29'''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]  ||<br>
  
'''[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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| Aug 28 || Chordates and vertebrate origins|| Chapters 1 & 2 || [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_2_.2828_August_2014.29'''Study Questions'''] ||<br>
  
'''[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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| Sept 2 || Chordates, con't.; Living jawless vertebrates || Chapter 3 ||[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_3_.282_Sept_2014.29'''Study Questions'''] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh9OOlgrHyA Urochordate heart beat]<br>
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[http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/111027/srep00131/extref/srep00131-s1.mov Hagfish defense]<br>
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[http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/111027/srep00131/extref/srep00131-s2.mov Predation by hagfish]<br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmaal7Hf0WA Hagfish slime]<br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb2EOP3ohnE&feature=youtu.be Hagfish slime #2--what happened to the water?]
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|| Zintzen et al. (2011) Sci. Rep. 1:131 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.nature.com/srep/2011/111027/srep00131/full/srep00131.html hagfish behavior] <br>
  
'''[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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| Sept 4 ||Living jawless vertebrates, con't.  || Chapter 3 ||
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_4_.284_Sept_2014.29'''Study Questions'''] <br>
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[http://jeb.biologists.org/content/vol210/issue22/images/data/3897/DC1/JEB006940Movie1.mov Hagfish feeding]<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/river-lamprey/lampetra-fluviatilis/video-07.html Lamprey Spawning] <br>
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'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/20497828 Prehistoric rhino!  '''6 Dec 2012''']'''<br>
 
  
'''[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>
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| Sept 9 || Early vertebrate fossils || Chapter 3 || [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_5_.289_Sept_2014.29'''Study Questions'''] <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 biased fossil decay]<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/19883278  Chinese turtle passes WASTE urea through its MOUTH '''11 October 2012''']'''<br>
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| Sept 11 || Early gnathostomes; Chondrichthyans || Chapters 3, 5||[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_6_.2811_Sept_2014.29 '''Study Questions'''] <br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/sand-tiger-shark/carcharias-taurus/video-09.html Male Sand Tiger Shark Swimming]<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/whitetip-reef-shark/triaenodon-obesus/video-09.html Whitetip Reef Sharks Mating]<br>
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[http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1304/logs/july14/media/rhino-video.html Rhinochimera swimming above the ocean floor] <br>
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[http://sharkdevocean.wordpress.com/tag/australia/ Blog entry about Chimaera biology ] <br>
  
'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19869336 Bull sharks have strongest bite of all shark species '''12 October 2012''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19886131 Size matters for 'sex cheat' frogs '''15 October 2012''']'''<br>
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'''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19909635 Dolphin 'sponging' spans centuries '''22 October 2012''']'''<br>
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| Sept 12 || <font color="#7D1B7E">'''Phylogenetic Tree Study Sessions'''</font> || || 10 - 11am: PharmBio Rm 404 <br> 2 - 3pm: Math-Science Building (MSB) Rm 407 <br> ||<br>
  
'''[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://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/06/21-foot-monster-crocodile-caught/?iref=NS1 Monster croc! '''6 Sept 2011''']'''<br>
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| Sept 16 ||Chondrichthyans, con't. ||Chapters 5 ||
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_7_.2816_Sept_2014.29 '''Study Questions'''] <br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/lemon-shark/negaprion-brevirostris/video-09a.html Lemon shark giving birth] <br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/spotted-eagle-ray/aetobatus-narinari/video-08.html Eagle Ray Feeding/Locomoting]<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/manta-ray/manta-birostris/video-08b.html Manta Ray Feeding]<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/tiger-shark/galeocerdo-cuvier/video-08.html Shark Feeding on Albatross]<br>
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||Feldheim et al. (2014) Mol. Ecol. 23:110-117 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12583/full shark philopatry] <br>
  
'''[http://species.asu.edu/2012_species01 New species of Snub-nose Monkey found in Burma '''30 Aug 2011''']'''<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>
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| Sept 18 || Osteichthyan origin and diversification; Actinopterygians || Chapter 6  ||
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_8_.2818_Sept_2014.29 '''Study Questions''']<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/tiger-shark/galeocerdo-cuvier/video-08.html Shark Feeding on Albatross] <br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF5Qq9mhrrw Paddlefish Feeding]<br>
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[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>
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[http://www.amnh.org/learn/pd/fish_2/fish_skull/index.html Jaw protrusion animations]<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==
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| Sept 23 || Sarcopterygii || pp. 125-128 (8th ed.)/153-156 (9th ed.) ||
  
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_9_.2823_Sept_2014.29 '''Study Questions'''] <br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/coelacanth/latimeria-chalumnae/video-06.html Coelacanth]<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/shoebill/balaeniceps-rex/video-08.html Lungfish vs. Bird] <br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0mgFGDEFRM Lungfish locomotion] <br>
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||Dixson and Hay (2012) Science  338:804-807 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6108/804.long coral-fish mutualism]<br>
  
 
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| || '''Part I: Aug 27 - Oct 10, Dr. Kentwood Wells''' || || |
 
  
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| Sept 24 || <font color="#7D1B7E">'''Exam Study Session''' || || 6:00 - 8:00pm: BioPhysics Room 131 ||<br>
| 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_2013.29 Study Questions 1''']
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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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| <span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Sept 25'''</font></span> || <b><span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''EXAM 1'''</font></span> ||  || || <br>
{{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_2013.29 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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Answer to class question:<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 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>
 
{{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_2013.29 Study Questions 3''']<br><br>
 
''[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> ''[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]
 
 
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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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| Sept 30 || Origin of tetrapods || pp. 196-211 (8th edition)/ pp. 189-201 (9th edition)|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_10_.2830_Sept_2014.29 '''Study Questions''']
{{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_2013.29 Study Questions 4''']<br><br>
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||Gerlach et al. Proc. R. Soc. B 281:20140787 on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1787/20140787.long fluorescent signaling in fish]<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>
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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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| Oct 2 || Amphibians ||Chapter 10  ||
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_11_.282_Oct_2014.29 '''Study Questions'''] <br>
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[http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/extref/nature11124-s2.mov Ichthyostega]<br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K6szXrBHwM Caecilian Feeding]<br>
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[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1983266083446767772#docid=-5359004945508340113 Salamander Pheromone Delivery]<br>
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[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1983266083446767772# Salamander Sperm Transfer]<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/chinese-giant-salamander/andrias-davidianus/video-06.html Giant Salamander]<br>
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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>
 
{{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_2013.29 Study Questions 5''']<br><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> ''[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 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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| Oct 7 || Amniotes origins; Lepidosaurs  || Chapter 13; pp. 211-218 (8th ed.)/pp. 201-208 (9th ed.) ||
{{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_2013.29 Study Questions 6''']<br><br>
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_12_.287_Oct_2014.29 '''Study Questions''']<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>
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[http://www.arkive.org/tomato-frog/dyscophus-antongilii/video-10.html Frog vs. Snake]<br>
''[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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||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]<br>
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| Sept 19 || Fish reproduction, mating systems, parental care || Chapter 6 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_7_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 7 Outline<br>
 
{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_7_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 7 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_7_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 7 (Part 2)<br><br> '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_7_.2819_September_2013.29 Study Questions 7''']<br><br>''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrs8JUtO9ac Egg Care in Triggerfish'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MKkr_1Kqcw Weedy seadragons dance into the night'']<br>
 
''[http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/life/videos/flying-fish-fly.htm Flying fish'']<br> ''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjexNXJYblQ Fringeheads fighting'']<br> ''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTlPFG6_Ly8 Convict Fish'']<br>''[http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/mudskippers-walking-fish/ Mudskippers'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oq83fHDBPw Fish laying eggs in mussel'']<br>''[http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/animals/fish-animals/bony-fish/salmon_sockeye/ Salmon spawning run'']<br>''[http://www.arkive.org/three-spined-stickleback/gasterosteus-aculeatus-aculeatus/video-ac09b.html Stickleback courtship and display'']<br>
 
 
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| Sept 24 || Origin of tetrapods<br><span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Review Session BPB 130 at 5 pm, bring questions!''' </font></span>  || Chapters 7, 8, 9 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_8_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 8 Outline<br>
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| Oct 9 || Snakes || pp. 339-349 (8th ed.)/pp. 317-327 (9th ed.) ||
{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_8_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 8 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_8_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 8 (Part 2)<br><br> '''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_8_.2824_September_2013.29 Study Questions 8''']<br><br>''[http://tiktaalik.uchicago.edu/meetTik2.html Tiktaalik'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9h1tR42QYA "Your Inner Fish" Song'']<br>
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''[http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/extref/nature11124-s2.mov Ichthyostega'']<br> ''[http://www.veoh.com/watch/v20035635Sj4sQpnR Water to land (minute 18)'']<br> ''[http://www.veoh.com/watch/v20035634gKKQNFz7?h1=%5BBBC%5D+Walking+With+Monsters+02+of+03 Carboniferous'']<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/Phyl_tut_pptshow2013.ppt}} Review Session PPT<br>
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_13_.289_Oct_2014.29 '''Study Questions''']<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/namaqua-chameleon/chamaeleo-namaquensis/video-10.html Namib Chameleon]<br>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-qEt1J5LDU Snake Eating Crab]<br>
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[http://www.californiaherps.com/movies/emmulticarinatatail310.mov Tail Autonomy]<br>
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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>|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/1stExamKey.pdf}} 1st Exam Key
 
 
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| Oct 1 || Diversity, morphology, feeding, reproduction and mating systems of amphibians|| Chapter 10 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_9_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 9 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_9_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 9 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_9_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 9 (Part 2)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_9_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 9 (Part 3)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_9_.281_October_2013.29 Study Questions 9''']<br><br>''[http://www.arkive.org/chinese-giant-salamander/andrias-davidianus/video-06.html Giant Salamander'']<br> ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce8a5bFQexA Amphibian skin and waxy frog'']<br> ''[http://www.arkive.org/tomato-frog/dyscophus-antongilii/video-10.html Frog vs. Snake'']<br> ''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRvCbSHLJwE Alpine newt courtship'']<br> ''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oSseAl_dW0 Salamander tongue'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K6szXrBHwM Caecilian Feeding'']
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| || '''Part 2: Oct 14 - Dec 12, Dr. Margaret Rubega''' || ||  ||<br>
  
 
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| Oct 14 || Turtles || Chapter 12 ||
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2014#Lecture_14_.2814_Oct_2014.29 '''Study Questions''']<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/green-turtle/chelonia-mydas/video-09c.html This looks like work: female Green Turtle laying eggs] <br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/green-turtle/chelonia-mydas/video-11b.html It's hard to be a hatchling Green turtle!] <br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/galapagos-giant-tortoise/chelonoidis-nigra/video-ho06.html Galapagos giant tortoise]<br>
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| Oct 3 || Amniote evolution, morphology, and reproduction || Chapter 11 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_10_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 10 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_10_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 10 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_10_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 10 (Part 2)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_10_.283_October_2013.29 Study Questions 10''']<br><br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXD9JJD3fVA Dragons of the dry: Monitor lizard eggs in termite nest (Minute 4)'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXD9JJD3fVA Dragons of the dry: Chameleons (Minute 12)'']<br>
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| Oct 16 || Archosaurs: Crocodilians || Chapter 16 ||
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates#Collections_Tour '''Collections Tour Schedule''']<br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/american-crocodile/crocodylus-acutus/video-06.html American Crocodile, belly walking and upright walking]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwThAki0j7U Crocodile galloping on land] <br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/american-crocodile/crocodylus-acutus/video-09b.html female crocodile moving hatchlings to water] <br>
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[http://www.arkive.org/nile-crocodile/crocodylus-niloticus/video-08e.html It's hard to be a wildebeast: Nile crocodile catching prey, group spin-feeding]<br>
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| Oct 8 || Lepidosaur biology || Chapter 13 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_11_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 11 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_11_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 11 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_11_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 11 (Part 2)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_11_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 11 (Part 3)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_11_.288_October_2013.29 Study Questions 11''']<br><br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXD9JJD3fVA Dragons of the dry: Geckos (21:30)'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2OxkU0jgu8&list=PL5xupAIu3Ht14qLaXNDvO8OZSY-sSOXYY Sophisticated serpents: Locomotion and hunting (Starting in minute 1)'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpEf5ctH59Y&list=PL5xupAIu3Ht14qLaXNDvO8OZSY-sSOXYY Sophisticated serpents: Snake tongue functioning'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB_s9zxmnqk&list=PL5xupAIu3Ht14qLaXNDvO8OZSY-sSOXYY Sophisticated serpents: Feeding'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHqnlMBXlA0&list=PL5xupAIu3Ht14qLaXNDvO8OZSY-sSOXYY Sophisticated serpents: King cobras fighting'']<br>
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| Oct 21 || Archosaurs: Pterosaurs || Chapter 16 || ||Dinets (2014)Ethology, Ecology & Evolution [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03949370.2014.915432#.VEEtIPldVEI Apparent coordination and collaboration in cooperatively hunting crocodilians]<br>
  
 
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| Oct 10 || Physiological adaptations of ectotherms || Chapters 4, 13, 14 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_12_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 12 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_12_2013.pdf}} Lecture 12<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_12_.2810_October_2013.29 Study Questions 12''']<br><br>''[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0060vdd Turtle hatchlings supercooling'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYJv-wxwvLw Frog popsicles'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tqjITi8S8s Countercurrent heat exchange (Minute 1)'']<br>''[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vANMV23XMw Marine Iguanas Thermoregulation'']
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| Oct 23 || Dinosaurs and other Mesozoic diapsids || Chapter 16 || ||<br>
  
 
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| || '''Part II: Oct 15 - Dec 5, Instructor Susan Herrick''' ||  ||
 
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| Oct 15 || Turtles and Crocodilians ||Chapter 12  ||[http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/outdoor-beach-marine/hundreds-turtles-arrive-mexican-beach-photos-20131014 Hundreds of Turtles Arrive on Mexican Beach]<br>
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| Oct 27 || <font color="#7D1B7E">'''Exam II Study Session''' ||  || 6:00 - 8:00pm: Laurel Hall Room 101 || <br>
[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wait-but-why/time-in-perspective_b_3991698.html Putting Time in Perspective]<br><br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_13_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 13 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_13_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 13 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_13_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 13 (Part 2)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_13_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 13 (Part 3)<br><br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_13_.2815_October_2013.29 Study Questions 13''']<br><br>[http://www.fossilmuseum.net/PaleobiologyVFM.htm Paleobiology with Evolutionary Milestones Across Geological Time]<br> [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIOPDysP74g Evolution of the Turtle Shell]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqw478TWGXI Box turtle vs. Raccoon]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOQxQJzrQGk Long fingernailed turtle display]<br>[http://vimeo.com/41617219 Turtle eating jellyfish]<br>[http://www.arkive.org/loggerhead-turtle/caretta-caretta/video-14b.html Turtles would eat plastic thinking it's jellyfish]<br>[http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3591476.htm Be responsible using plastic!]<br>
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| Oct 17 ||Dinosaurs and other Mesozoic diaspids || Chapter 16 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_14_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 14 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_14_2013.pdf}} Lecture 14<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_14_.2817_October_2013.29 Study Questions 14''']<br><br>[http://watchdocumentary.org/watch/walking-with-dinosaurs-episode-3-cruel-sea-video_ec6d92f44.html Liopleurodon (first minute, and minute 22)] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rezCswEi6cA Ophthalmosaurus]<br>[http://www.veoh.com/watch/v1637259534etSsb8/walkingwith Pterosaurs] <br>[http://dsc.discovery.com/video-topics/other/dinosaur-videos/coelophysis-built-for-speed.htm Coelophysis] <br>[http://dsc.discovery.com/video-topics/other/dinosaur-videos/a-sauropod-mystery.htm Sauropods] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSGdowqESaQ Allosaurus] <br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4cBkygMdQg Ankylosaurus] <br>[http://dsc.discovery.com/video-topics/other/dinosaur-videos/stegosaurus-built-for-defense.htm Stegosaurus]
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| Oct 28 || Dinosaurs II || Chapter 16 || || <br>
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| Oct 22 || Evolution and structure of birds || Chapter 16 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_15_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 15 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_15_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 15 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_15_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 15 (Part 2)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_15_2013_Part3.pdf}} Lecture 15 (Part 3)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_15_.2822_October_2013.29 Study Questions 15''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQRzOqP9iNc Musical bird feathers]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iigxJXFJF4U Countercurrent exchange and lung function in birds]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37MNE8tOBG4 Eagle owl]<br>
 
 
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| Oct 24 || Feeding adaptations of birds || Chapter 17 || {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_16_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 16 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_16_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 16 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_16_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 16 (Part 2)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_16_.2824_October_2013.29 Study Questions 16''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKrXQfw7dJw Acorn woodpeckers and larders]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujN4osRD22E Hummingbird migration]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUmR3Mw-eC4&list=PL6E75A19E78564042 Hummingbird bill lengths (Minute 23)]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4OH6gMN6vY Owl hearing and hunting]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShPhYUQmRN8 Kestrel vision exploiting voles urine (Minute 10)]<br>
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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'''</font></span> || || || <br>
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| Oct 29 || Mating systems of birds<br><span style="font-size: small"><font color="#FF3300">'''Review Session BPB 130 at 5 pm, bring questions!''' </font></span>  || Chapter 17 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_17_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 17 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_17_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 17 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_17_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 17 (Part 2)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_17_.2829_October_2013.29 Study Questions 17''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJgfcOd1R7E The Life of Birds : Finding Partners]<br><br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/Review2_VertBio_2013.pptx}} Review Session 2 PPT<br>
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| Nov 4  || Birds: Avian origins || pp. 439-443 (8th ed.)/pp. 407-410 (9th ed.) || ||<br>
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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>|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2ndExamKey.pdf}} 2nd Exam Key
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| Nov 5 || Cooperative breeding of birds || Chapter 17 ||{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_lecture_18_outline_2013.pdf}} Lecture 18 Outline<br> {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_18_2013_Part1.pdf}} Lecture 18 (Part 1)<br>{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/courses/EEB2214/restricted/2214_Lecture_18_2013_Part2.pdf}} Lecture 18 (Part 2)<br><br>'''[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Biology_of_the_Vertebrates_Study_Questions_F2012#Lecture_18_.285_November_2013.29 Study Questions 18''']<br><br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jzn40VzGns Florida Scrub- Jay (Minute 8)]<br>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIw46rzx1Bc Kidnapping helpers (Minute 34:30)]<br>
 
  
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| Nov 6 || Birds: Feeding || Chapter 17 || ||<br>
  
| 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''']<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 11  || Birds:Morphology and Reproduction || Chapter 17 || ||<br>
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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 13  || Mammals: Origins and radiations || Chapter 18 || ||<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 18  || Mammals: Primate evolution and human origins || Chapter 24 || ||<br>
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| Dec || Vertebrate mass extinctions, past and present || Chapter 25 || || <br>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:49, 20 October 2014

EEB 2214, Fall 2014

The evolution of form, function, & diversity of the vertebrates


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

Textbook: Vertebrate Life, by Pough F. H., C. M. Janis, and J. B. Heiser. 2012. 9th Edition. Pearson/Benjamin Cummings (8th edition also acceptable)

Contents

Announcements

10/20/14
Kevin will be leading a review session for Exam II on Monday Oct. 27th, from 6 - 8 pm in Room 101 in Laurel Hall. Anyone with suggestions for the format of this session, please feel free to email Kevin (unless your suggestion is: "tell us what to study and/or what's going to be on the exam").

10/16/14
Please email Kevin to sign up for a collections tour! The schedule can be found here

10/7/14
Exams were returned in class today. Please double check your point totals. If you find any mistakes in our arithmetic, hand your exam back in with a note explaining the error. Also, if you believe that any questions were incorrectly graded, you may submit your exam with a written explanation of what you believe the error to be, and we will evaluate it. All requests for regrading must be received by October 14, 2014.

10/5/14
Course evaluations for Dr. Jockusch are now available through the online course evaluation system. Your feedback is appreciated!

9/24/14
For a detailed and thorough phylogenetic tree, please check the appendix of your text book! Though, be sure to check it against your notes, as some things have changed since the book has been published (e.g. position of conodonts).
Kevin produced a short instructional video on phylogenetic tree basics! See it here.
Here is the official Pdficon small.gif Exam 1 Study Guide!

Instructors

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Dr. Elizabeth Jockusch
Office: Pharmacy/Biology 305B
Phone: (860) 486-4452
Office hours: Thursdays 2-3 pm and by appointment
Jockusch Lab Website

Dr. Margaret Rubega
Office: Pharmacy/Biology 500
Phone: (860) 486-4502
Office hours: 11:30 - 12:20 a.m., Thurs, IN the BPB cafe, and by appointment
Rubega Lab Website

Kevin Burgio (Teaching Assistant)
Office: Pharmacy/Biology 402
Office hours: Tuesdays 2-3 pm and by appointment
Monk Parakeet Research Website

Note: All emails must contain "EEB2214" in the subject line to avoid being filtered out and deleted

Grading

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Exam 1 (Thursday, Sept. 25) = 100 points
Exam 2 (Thursday, Oct. 30) = 100 points
Final Exam (Friday, Dec. 12, TENTATIVE) = 125 points
#Research Reviews (Tuesdays) = 30 points total
#Quizzes = 50 points total
#Collections Tour = 5 points

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.

12 research reviews (3 points each) and quizzes (5 points each) will be offered over the course of the semester. 10 of these will count towards the final course grade (the best 5 of 6 from each half of the semester, as determined by the combined quiz + research review grade.) Because two scores are dropped, no make-ups will be given for research reviews or quizzes.

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. Permission to reschedule the final can only be obtained through procedures determined by the Dean of Students Office.

Other Absences
No make-ups will be given for research reviews or quizzes. Instead, the lowest research review/quiz grade from each half of the semester will be dropped.

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.

Classroom Conduct
We expect all students to behave in a way that is respectful of others. The Pdficon small.gif 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.

  • Arrive on time and stay until the end. If you must come late or leave early, sit by the back door.
  • Turn cell phones OFF and store them out of sight.
  • Use laptops only for taking notes.
  • Recording is prohibited without the written permission of instructors.
  • Course materials are the intellectual property of the course instructors. Students may not make these materials (including handouts, exams and quizzes) available electronically.


Honors Conversion

Can I convert this course to honors?

Research Reviews

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:

  • What was the major new result?
  • How does this change what we think?
  • Why does it matter?

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.

In-class research review assessments are worth 3 points each. 12 will be offered over the course of the semester, and 10 (of 12) will count towards the final course grade (the best 5 of 6 from each half of the semester, as determined by the combined quiz + research review grade). There will be no paper selected for the first or eighth week of class. You must be present to receive credit and no make-ups will be given. Also, if you are selected for the discussion, but do not participate, you will receive a 0.

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 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 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.

Pdficon small.gifThis handout offers some helpful suggestions for how to navigate your way through the primary literature.

Quizzes

This course incorporates weekly quizzes which will be completed at the same time as the written portion of the research review, unless another schedule is announced. The quizzes will use a variety of formats and are designed to help prepare you for exams. Each quiz will be worth 5 points. 10 (of 12) will count towards the final course grade (the best 5 of 6 from each half of the semester, as determined by the combined quiz + research review grade). As with the research reviews, you must be present to receive credit and no make-ups will be given.

Collections Tour

Every student is expected to visit the EEB Biological Collections for a tour that will introduce you to the resources and opportunities in the collection. We will offer 8 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.


Collection Tour Schedule

Mon. Nov. 3: 2:00 - 2:45 pm
Tues. Nov. 4: 11:30 - 12:15 pm
Wed. Nov. 5: 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Thur. Nov. 6: 9:30 - 10:15am

Mon. Nov. 10: 9:15 - 10:00am
Tues. Nov. 11: 3:00 - 3:45pm
Wed. Nov. 12: 2:00 - 2:45pm
Thur. Nov. 13: 11:00 - 11:45am

Please email Kevin ASAP with your preferences! Each slot is limited to ~10 students.

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. 2012. Vertebrate Life, 9th Edition. Prentice Hall. (The 8th edition is also acceptable; we have posted readings for both.) 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.

Pdficon small.gif Exam 1 Study Guide

Tree Resources
Pdficon small.gif This is the backbone of the vertebrate phylogeny we will be using in this class. Note that it differs from the textbook tree in the placement of turtles and in how lampreys and hagfishes are related to each other. We will be expanding the terminal taxa and adding fossils to this tree throughout the semester.
Pdficon small.gif This phylogeny tutorial is designed to help students review their knowledge of trees.
Pdficon small.gif A primer of tree terminology
Pdficon small.gif An example of a previous tree quiz
Pdficon small.gif the Tree Thinking Quiz we went over during the study sessions. Make sure you scroll down for the quiz and answers.
Kevin's "Phylogenetic Tree Basics" Video


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

Research Reviews
Use Pdficon small.gif this handout to help navigate your way through the primary literature.

Syllabus
Pdficon small.gif Syllabus distributed on the first day of class. The lecture schedule and readings are subject to change, and will be updated below.

Lecture Schedule & Materials

The lecture schedule below will be updated regularly. A link to each research review paper will be posted next to the date of the in-class exercise. Generally, these will be posted by the weekend prior to the exercise. After lectures, study questions and links to supplemental materials will be added.

Date Topic Textbook Readings Supplemental Materials Research Review Reading
Part I: Aug 26 - Oct 9, Dr. Elizabeth Jockusch
Aug 26 Vertebrate diversity Study Questions
Marine Iguana Running
Komodo Dragon Walking - Breathing (Buccal pumping)
Salamander feeding videos
Ballistic tongue salamander: Cold-proof bow and arrow mechanism

Aug 28 Chordates and vertebrate origins Chapters 1 & 2 Study Questions
Sept 2 Chordates, con't.; Living jawless vertebrates Chapter 3 Study Questions

Urochordate heart beat
Hagfish defense
Predation by hagfish
Hagfish slime
Hagfish slime #2--what happened to the water?

Zintzen et al. (2011) Sci. Rep. 1:131 on hagfish behavior
Sept 4 Living jawless vertebrates, con't. Chapter 3

Study Questions
Hagfish feeding
Lamprey Spawning



Sept 9 Early vertebrate fossils Chapter 3 Study Questions
Sansom et al. (2010) Nature 463:797-800 on biased fossil decay
Sept 11 Early gnathostomes; Chondrichthyans Chapters 3, 5 Study Questions

Male Sand Tiger Shark Swimming
Whitetip Reef Sharks Mating
Rhinochimera swimming above the ocean floor
Blog entry about Chimaera biology


Sept 12 Phylogenetic Tree Study Sessions 10 - 11am: PharmBio Rm 404
2 - 3pm: Math-Science Building (MSB) Rm 407

Sept 16 Chondrichthyans, con't. Chapters 5

Study Questions
Lemon shark giving birth
Eagle Ray Feeding/Locomoting
Manta Ray Feeding
Shark Feeding on Albatross

Feldheim et al. (2014) Mol. Ecol. 23:110-117 on shark philopatry
Sept 18 Osteichthyan origin and diversification; Actinopterygians Chapter 6

Study Questions
Shark Feeding on Albatross
Paddlefish Feeding
Fish Suction Feeding
Jaw protrusion champion
Jaw protrusion animations


Sept 23 Sarcopterygii pp. 125-128 (8th ed.)/153-156 (9th ed.)

Study Questions
Coelacanth
Lungfish vs. Bird
Lungfish locomotion

Dixson and Hay (2012) Science 338:804-807 on coral-fish mutualism
Sept 24 Exam Study Session 6:00 - 8:00pm: BioPhysics Room 131
Sept 25 EXAM 1
Sept 30 Origin of tetrapods pp. 196-211 (8th edition)/ pp. 189-201 (9th edition) Study Questions Gerlach et al. Proc. R. Soc. B 281:20140787 on fluorescent signaling in fish
Oct 2 Amphibians Chapter 10

Study Questions
Ichthyostega
Caecilian Feeding
Salamander Pheromone Delivery
Salamander Sperm Transfer
Giant Salamander


Oct 7 Amniotes origins; Lepidosaurs Chapter 13; pp. 211-218 (8th ed.)/pp. 201-208 (9th ed.)

Study Questions
Frog vs. Snake

Vredenburg et al. (2010) PNAS 107:9689-9694 on Amphibian extinctions
Oct 9 Snakes pp. 339-349 (8th ed.)/pp. 317-327 (9th ed.)

Study Questions
Namib Chameleon
Snake Eating Crab
Tail Autonomy


Part 2: Oct 14 - Dec 12, Dr. Margaret Rubega
Oct 14 Turtles Chapter 12

Study Questions
This looks like work: female Green Turtle laying eggs
It's hard to be a hatchling Green turtle!
Galapagos giant tortoise

no research review
Oct 16 Archosaurs: Crocodilians Chapter 16

Collections Tour Schedule
American Crocodile, belly walking and upright walking
Crocodile galloping on land
female crocodile moving hatchlings to water
It's hard to be a wildebeast: Nile crocodile catching prey, group spin-feeding

Oct 21 Archosaurs: Pterosaurs Chapter 16 Dinets (2014)Ethology, Ecology & Evolution Apparent coordination and collaboration in cooperatively hunting crocodilians
Oct 23 Dinosaurs and other Mesozoic diapsids Chapter 16
Oct 27 Exam II Study Session 6:00 - 8:00pm: Laurel Hall Room 101
Oct 28 Dinosaurs II Chapter 16
Oct 30 EXAM 2
Nov 4 Birds: Avian origins pp. 439-443 (8th ed.)/pp. 407-410 (9th ed.)
Nov 6 Birds: Feeding Chapter 17
Nov 11 Birds:Morphology and Reproduction Chapter 17
Nov 13 Mammals: Origins and radiations Chapter 18
Nov 18 Mammals: Primate evolution and human origins Chapter 24
Nov 20 Mammals: Diversity Chapter 20
Dec 2 Mammals: Morphology and Behavior Chapter 21
Dec 4 Vertebrate mass extinctions, past and present Chapter 25
Dec 12 Final Exam 10:30 - 12:30 (Tentative) Chapter 25
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