EEB 3221 (1 cr)
EEB 5221 (1 cr)
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Lab meetings: T 2-5 PM in TLS 181
Labs begin the first week of class.
A lab syllabus will be distributed in the first lab session.
Rachel Rock-Blake Lab Instructor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
office: Biology/Pharmacy Building 4th floor 405
voice: +1 860-486-4027
Office hours: Wednesday 12-1, BIOPHARM 405 or feel free to email in advance
All assignments should be turned in during lab on the date due. Unless there is prior arrangement, assignments turned in late will lose 10% of their point value for each day late, to a maximum of 50%. Keep all of your returned assignments, and copies/computer files. If there are questions about your grade you will need these documents.
No Reports or Assignments will be accepted via Email. Only paper copies will be accepted.
Lab points: 100 points total
Assignment 1 Bopp and Capesius critique: 10pts
Assignment 2 Qs about green algae based on labs: 10pts
Assignment 3 Lab 4 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts
Assignment 4 Qs about bryophytes based on lab: 10pts
Assignment 5 Lab 7 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts
Assignment 6 Qs about vascular plants/fossils based on lab: 10pts
Assignment 7 Lab 11 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts
Assignment 8 Write up of construction and analysis of character matrix: 30pts
You are required to attend all labs. If you will be missing a lab for any reason contact me as soon as possible.
General Rules for Laboratory
No food or drink in the laboratory
No open-toed shoes (Sandals and Flip-flops are not appropriate to wear to lab)
No Ringing or Vibrating or Texting Cellular Phones
| 19 Jan
|| Overview, Greenhouse/collection facility tours
| 26 Jan
|| Tree thinking exercise. Character sources. This exercise is to be done in class.
|| Assignment 1 (10 points): 1 page critique of Bopp and Capesius to be handed in next week:
Some guidelines for this assignment :
| 02 Feb
|| Lab 3. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Review of microscope: handling, cleaning, total magnification, focusing. Prasinophytes, Ulvophytes, Trebouxiophytes, Chlorophytes.
|| Assignment 1 due today.
| 09 Feb
|| Lab 4. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Land plant lineage
| 16 Feb
|| Discussion of Papers on green algae phylogeny
| Assignment on discussion papers DUE (10pts) Lab5.guidelines.pdf
-Participation in discussion-
Answers (10 points) to questions about the morphology and life cycles of green algae
| 23 Feb
|| Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts): handout to be given in lab.
| 02 Mar
|| Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts)
| 09 Mar
|| SPRING BREAK
| 16 Mar
|| Discussion of Papers on bryophyte anatomy and phylogeny .
An overview book chapter provided in class should be read by all students.
- Discussion guidelines
| Assignment on discussion papers DUE (10pts) (Participation in discussion)
A handout with guidelines and grading schemes will be provided soon.
Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of bryophytes DUE (10pts)
| 23 Mar
|| Seedless vascular plant morphology and life cycles
| 30 Mar
|| Vascular plant life cycles
Seed plants - diversity and life cycles.pdf
| 06 Apr
|| Vascular plant anatomy
|| LAB 11 Anatomy of seed plants.
Answers to questions about the morphology and life cycles of vascular plants DUE (10pts)
| 13 Apr
|| Vascular plant fossils
| 20 Apr
|| Discussion of Papers on vascular plant phylogeny and evolution
Assignment on discussion papers DUE (10pts)
Guidelines for discussion
| 27 Apr
|| Final project- In class part
MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR NOTES
- Final Project.Q5.pdf