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[[Image:MammClassZoo11_11.jpg|center|frame|Mammalogy class at the Bronx Zoo, 10 Nov. 2011]]
 
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''INSTRUCTOR'''</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''INSTRUCTOR'''</h2>
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'''Kurt Schwenk''', Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology<br>
 
'''Kurt Schwenk''', Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology<br>
'''Office:''' BioPharmacy 600 (6th floor, next to north, freight elevators)<br>
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'''Office:''' PharmBio 600 (6th floor, next to north, freight elevators)<br>
'''Lab:''' BioPharmacy 410, 412<br>
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'''Lab:''' PharmBio 410, 412<br>
 
'''Voice:''' (860) 486-0351<br>
 
'''Voice:''' (860) 486-0351<br>
'''Lab phone''': 860-486-4158<br>
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'''Lab phone''': (860) 486-4158<br>
 
'''Fax:''' (860) 486-6364<br>
 
'''Fax:''' (860) 486-6364<br>
 
'''Email:''' kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu<br>
 
'''Email:''' kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu<br>
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''TEACHING ASSISTANT'''</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''TEACHING ASSISTANT'''</h2>
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[[Image:LauraCisnerosTA1.jpg|thumb|left|Mammalogy TA Laura Cisneros is a doctoral student working with Prof. Mike Willig]]
 
[[Image:LauraCisnerosTA2.jpg|thumb|right|Laura is an expert on bats! (click on the image to make it larger)]]
 
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'''Laura Cisneros''' (doctoral student)<br>
 
'''Office/Lab:''' CESE 187 Bldg 4 Annex (Horsebarn Hill) - Laura can arrange to meet with students in Torrey Life Sciences<br>
 
'''Voice:''' 486-1772<br>
 
'''Fax:''' 486-6364<br>
 
'''Email:'''  laura.cisneros@uconn.edu<br>
 
'''Web:'''  http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Laura_Cisneros<br>
 
:http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/willig/student_pages/Laura_homepage.html<br>
 
 
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''ASSISTANT TEACHING ASSISTANT'''</h2>
 
 
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#00FF00;font-size:170%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''ANNOUNCEMENTS'''</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#00FF00;font-size:170%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''ANNOUNCEMENTS'''</h2>
 
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*<font color="#0000CC"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(11/6)''' LECTURE EXAM 1 IS GRADED AND AVAILABLE IN BOX OUTSIDE OF THE LAB!''' (A few of you requested pdfs, which have been sent)
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*<font color="#CC0000"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(12/20) EXAM 3/FINAL GRADES— UNDERGRAD SECTION EXAM 3 (100 pts)—average = 85.5, range = 70-95.5; FINAL (50 pts)—average = 43.8, range = 37-48
 
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*<font color="#336600"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(11/6'''Undergrad section average grade = 87.9, range = 73.5-96;  grad section avg. = 90.8, range = 87-95'''
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*<font color="#0000CC"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(11/15) MAMMALOGY CLASS PICTURE PAGE! Send your pics to Kurt for posting (link to page to see instructions)
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:<span style="font-size: larger">[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Mammalogy_Class_Pictures '''LINK TO PICTURE PAGE''']
 
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*<font color="#990099"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(11/6)  '''LECTURE EXAM 2 IS ON TUESDAY.  NOTE:'''  Most people lost points on Exam 1 owing to incomplete answers on short essay questions.  Remember, although answers can be concise, they must include information about the relevant context or significance of the word or phrase - it is not enough only to give a general definition.  Why am I asking about it?  What was the context in which the concept was presented in lecture?  If you provide this information correctly, you will get full points.
 
 
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*<font color="#FF3300"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(11/7)  '''EXAM 2 EXAMPLE QUESTIONS - I JUST CAN'T GET TO THEM TONIGHT - I'M ONLY BACK TO WORK AT 9:00 PM..  Good luck on Tuesday exam!'''
 
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*<font color="#CC000"><span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(10/31) FANTASTIC INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY WORKING WITH HYENAS IN AFRICA WITH WORLD'S EXPERT - Download pdf description for information on applying:
 
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/HyenaResearchAfricaSummer2012.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
 
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*<span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(11/1) UDALL SCHOLARSHIP INFO FLYER - ENVIRONMENTALLY-MINDED SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS ONLY
 
:{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/UdallScholarshipNotice.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
 
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*<span style="font-size: larger"><span style="font-size: larger">(11/1) 1 POINT EXTRA CREDIT (UP TO 3) FOR SUBMISSION AND ACCEPTANCE OF A  MAMMAL-BASED CARTOON (SEE BELOW FOR EXAMPLES)
 
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_5254_Exam1_Sample_Answers.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br><br><br>
 
{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_5254_Exam1_Sample_Answers.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br><br><br>
 
<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''FLEHMAN BEHAVIOR IN BIG CATS'''</h2>
 
 
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<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''MAMMALOGY CARTOONS'''</h2>
 
<h2 style="margin:0;background-color:#FFCC00;font-size:150%;font-weight:bold;border:1px solid #a3bfb1;text-align:left;color:#000;padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''MAMMALOGY CARTOONS'''</h2>
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7urFtOnsliI Cheetah vs. gazelle]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7urFtOnsliI Cheetah vs. gazelle]

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Contents

FALL 2013


Elephants.jpg
OpossumWithBabies.jpg
Tiger.jpg
FruitbatsSm.jpg
Bighorn.jpg
ZaglossusCrop.jpg
BabyHedgehogCrop.jpg
Mammalogy class at the Bronx Zoo, 10 Nov. 2011



INSTRUCTOR


Kurt in 1977 as Bronx Zoo mammal keeper, with juvenile guanaco (and hair!)
Kurt now...


Kurt Schwenk, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Office: PharmBio 600 (6th floor, next to north, freight elevators)
Lab: PharmBio 410, 412
Voice: (860) 486-0351
Lab phone: (860) 486-4158
Fax: (860) 486-6364
Email: kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu
Dr. Schwenk's web page




HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (FROM THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.)

1. Go to basement of Torrey
2. Go to east end of hallway (the end closest to Pathobiology bldg., where PNB labs are)
3. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through double doors
4. Walk down ramp to elevator - take elevator to 6th floor
5. Exit elevator and turn sharp right - office door is right there (my name is on the wall)

HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (FROM SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS)

1. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through main entrance
2. Go to lobby elevator, take to 6th floor
3. Exit elevator, turn right
4. Walk until you come to closed double doors that have sign on them saying 'Alarm Will Sound' - IGNORE THIS and walk right through
5. Walk down hallway past labs and at end of hall pass through another set of double doors into freight elevator vestibule
6. Kurt's office is immediately to left of elevator


TEACHING ASSISTANT


BillTApic1.jpg
Bill is a snake expert. He is so strong, he can lift heavy salamanders like this one!
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Bill Ryerson (doctoral student in Kurt's lab)
Office/Lab: BioPharm 410
Voice: 486-4158
Fax: 486-6364
Email: william.ryerson@uconn.edu
Web: http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/William_Ryerson









ANNOUNCEMENTS



  • (12/20) EXAM 3/FINAL GRADES— UNDERGRAD SECTION EXAM 3 (100 pts)—average = 85.5, range = 70-95.5; FINAL (50 pts)—average = 43.8, range = 37-48


  • (11/15) MAMMALOGY CLASS PICTURE PAGE! Send your pics to Kurt for posting (link to page to see instructions)
LINK TO PICTURE PAGE



COURSE DOWNLOADS



1. (8/31) COURSE SYLLABUS Pdficon small.gif(DOWNLOAD PDF)

2. (9/23) LAB HANDOUTS WARNING!! - THESE ARE OUT-DATED AND UNEDITED AND WILL BE UPDATED BEFORE THE LAB - USE FOR PREP ONLY

LAB 4 Pdficon small.gif(DOWNLOAD PDF)

LAB 5 Pdficon small.gif(DOWNLOAD PDF)

LAB 6 Pdficon small.gif(DOWNLOAD PDF)

LAB 7 Pdficon small.gif(DOWNLOAD PDF)

LAB 8 Pdficon small.gif(DOWNLOAD PDF)

LAB 9-10 Pdficon small.gif(DOWNLOAD PDF)

3. (10/2) LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS: NOTE: THESE ARE NOT INTENDED TO COVER ALL OF THE MATERIAL - THEY JUST GIVE YOU A FLAVOR FOR THE TYPES OF QUESTIONS YOU WILL BE ASKED. Some of them may appear on the actual exam either unchanged or in modified form (but certainly not all of them).

QUESTIONS ONLY:
Pdficon small.gif(DOWNLOAD PDF)
ANSWERS:
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MAMMALOGY CARTOONS


1 point extra credit (up to 3 pts.) for every mammal-relevant cartoon submitted and posted! Give your submissions to Kurt (electronic or hard copy)

CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL TO SEE A LARGER VERSION

WhaleOriginCartoon214.jpg
MammCartoonAntdrinker.jpg
MammCartoonWhackamole.jpg
MammCartoonCaveman.jpg
MammCartoonBearHaiku.jpg
MammCartoonMacaques.jpg
MammCartoonPunkupine.jpg
Jessie Ryan 1
Jessie Ryan 2
Jennifer Postemski 1
Jennifer Postemski 2
Jennifer Postemski 3
Kate Bruzinski Original 1
Kate McGovern, Samantha Speirs, Kate Bruzinski 1
Alex DeFrancesco 1
Alex DeFrancesco 2
Alex DeFrancesco 3
KurtZebra.jpg
KurtDolphin.jpg
Casey James1
Casey James 2
Casey James 3
Samantha Speirs 2
Bill's submission
Rachael Hyland 1
Sam Kremidas 1
Sam Kremidas 2
Sam Kremidas 3
LemmingsCartoon.jpg
Kate BruzinskI 2
Erika Norton 1
Erika Norton 2
Erika Norton 3, Katy Durant 1
Katy Durant 2
Katy Durant 3
Katy Durant 4
Kyle Smith 1
Kyle Smith 2
Kyle Smith 3



LINKS


MONOTREMES

Platypus evolution
Platypus feeding, locomotion, venomous spurs, reproduction, etc.

PILOSA

Giant anteater, Myrmecophaga – my personal favorite mammal in the world. I was once attacked by one at the Bronx Zoo…
Giant anteater with baby on back
Baby giant anteater – cutest, weirdest animal on the planet

CINGULATA

Armadillo foraging, using olfaction

TUBULIDENTATA

Aardvark foraging - note use of nose and olfaction to find prey

FEEDING

Giraffe feeding - tongue is used to strip leaves off of spiny Acacia trees in Africa
Lesser anteater (Tamandua) feeding on ants in trees
Pangolin feeding
Aardvark feeding - amazing tongue footage!

LOCOMOTION

Platypus locomotion - note laterally sprawled posture
Armadillo gathering grass
Armadillo locomotion
Lion skeleton animation showing mobile pectoral girdle and spinal flexion
Cheetah animated model showing extreme spinal flexion and increase in stride length
Baboon locomotion
Horse locomotion made from sequential still photos - note 4 feet off ground during gallop and relatively stiff spine
Kangaroo bipedal hopping - with each hop tendons stretch, then release elastic energy for rebound

PREDATION

Cheetah vs. gazelle
Harpy eagle vs. sloth
Golden eagle vs. mountain goat
Crowned eagle vs. water chevrotain
Golden Eagle vs. cougar
Jaguar vs. anaconda
Hunter vs. deer
Water buffalo vs. lion vs. croc

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