Evolution of Green Plants Lab
EEB 3221 (1 cr)
EEB 5221 (1 cr)
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 2-3, 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 2 Qs about green algae based on labs 3,4: 10pts
Assignment 3 Lab 5 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts
Assignment 4 Qs about bryophytes based on labs 6,7: 10pts
Assignment 5 Lab 8 paper discussion (summary and participation): 10pts
Assignment 6 Qs about vascular plants/fossils based on lab: 10pts
Assignment 7 Lab 13 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. Note: missing more than 3 labs will result in a failure for the course.
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
Schedule, Spring 2012
|17 Jan||Lab 1. Overview, Greenhouse/collection facility tours|
|24 Jan||Lab 2. Characters and trees|
|31 Jan||Lab 3. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles. Review of microscope: handling, cleaning, total magnification, focusing.|
|07 Feb||Lab 4. Green algae morphological forms and life cycles, continued|
|14 Feb||Lab 5. Discussion of Papers on green algae phylogeny|
|21 Feb||Lab 6. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts)|
|28 Feb||Lab 7. Bryophyte morphology and life cycles (Mosses, Hornworts, and Liverworts), continued|
|06 Mar||Lab 8. Discussion of Papers on bryophyte anatomy and phylogeny|
|13 Mar||SPRING BREAK|