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= '''FALL 2011''' =
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<span style="font-size: 300%">'''MAMMALOGY'''<br/>
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</span><span style="font-size: 200%">'''FALL 2013''' </span>
 
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[[Image:MammClassZoo11_11.jpg|center|frame|Mammalogy class at the Bronx Zoo, 10 Nov. 2011]]
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[[Image:3254_ClassInField.jpg|frame|center|Kurt with class in the field looking for camera trap sites.]]
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'''CLICK ON PICTURE FOR A LARGER VERSION'''
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|  [[Image:3254_CamTrapSiteHorsebarn.13.jpg|thumb|center|Camera trap site on Horsebarn Hill.]]  ||  [[Image:3254_StudentsInFieldB.13sm.JPG|thumb|center|One of the camera trap field groups.]]  || [[Image:3254_CamTrapStag.13.jpg|thumb|center|Camera trap picture (infrared)—a beautiful stag.]]  ||  [[Image:3254_CamTrapBeaverB.13.JPG|thumb|center|Camera trap—night-active beaver (infrared).]]
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|  [[Image:3254_CameraTrapDeer.13.jpg|thumb|center|Camera trap captures a running deer!]]  ||  [[Image:3254_SettingCameraTrapA.13sm.JPG|thumb|center|Two mammalogy students set-up a camera trap in the field.]]  ||  [[Image:3254_StudentsInFieldC.13sm.JPG|thumb|center|Indefatigable students cross the Fenton River in search of a camera site.]]  ||  [[Image:3254_CamTrapFisherNightCrop.13.jpg|thumb|center|Camera trap captures a fisher late at night! (infrared)]]
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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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[[Image:SchwenkLabLogoLgIcon.jpg|thumb|left]]
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[[Image:KurtEngulfedByRacers.jpg|thumb|right|Kurt engulfed by small, scaly, legless mammals]]
 
[[Image:KurtBronxZoo77.jpg |thumb|left|Kurt in 1977 as Bronx Zoo mammal keeper, with juvenile guanaco (and hair!)]]
 
[[Image:KurtBronxZoo77.jpg |thumb|left|Kurt in 1977 as Bronx Zoo mammal keeper, with juvenile guanaco (and hair!)]]
[[Image:SchwenkPortrait7_08sm.jpg|frame|right|Kurt now...]]
 
 
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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>
'''Dr. Schwenk's''' [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Kurt_Schwenk '''web page''']<br><br><br><br><br>
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'''Dr. Schwenk's''' [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Kurt_Schwenk '''web page''']<br><br>
  
'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.'')'''<br><br>
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'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.'')'''<br>
  
 
1. Go to basement of Torrey<br>
 
1. Go to basement of Torrey<br>
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5. Exit elevator and turn sharp right - office door is right there (my name is on the wall)<br><br>
 
5. Exit elevator and turn sharp right - office door is right there (my name is on the wall)<br><br>
  
'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS'')'''<br><br>
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'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS'')'''<br>
  
 
1. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through main entrance<br>
 
1. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through main entrance<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>
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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—BILL RYERSON'''</h2>
 
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[[Image:LauraCisnerosTA1.jpg|thumb|left|Mammalogy TA Laura Cisneros is a doctoral student working with Prof. Mike Willig]]
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[[Image:BillOnBikeCrop3.jpg|thumb|left|Bill on his bike (although my grad students are not ''required'' to ride a motorcycle, it helps...]]
[[Image:LauraCisnerosTA2.jpg|thumb|right|Laura is an expert on bats! (click on the image to make it larger)]]
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[[Image:BillRyersonTApic1.jpg|thumb|right|Bill is so strong, he can lift heavy salamanders like this one!]]]
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'''Laura Cisneros''' (doctoral student)<br>
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'''Office/Lab:''' CESE 187 Bldg 4 Annex (Horsebarn Hill) - Laura can arrange to meet with students in Torrey Life Sciences<br>
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'''Voice:''' 486-1772<br>
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'''Fax:''' 486-6364<br>
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'''Email:'''  laura.cisneros@uconn.edu<br>
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'''Web:'''  http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Laura_Cisneros<br>
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: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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[[Image:BillTApic1.jpg|thumb|left|]]
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[[Image:BillRyersonTApic1.jpg|thumb|right|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)<br>
 
'''Bill Ryerson''' (doctoral student in Kurt's lab)<br>
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'''Web:'''  http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/William_Ryerson<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
 
'''Web:'''  http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/William_Ryerson<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
  
<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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<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—LAURA CISNEROS'''</h2>
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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="#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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[[Image:LauraCisnerosWebpage.JPG|thumb|left|Laura in the field]]
:<span style="font-size: larger">[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Mammalogy_Class_Pictures '''LINK TO PICTURE PAGE''']  
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[[Image:LauraCisnerosMammalLab11.jpg|thumb|right|Laura gives a thumbs up to mammalogy (or maybe just the hippo skull...]]]
 
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'''Laura Cisneros''' (doctoral student in Mike Willig's lab and ''an actual mammalogist!'')<br>
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'''Office/Lab:''' CESE 187 (Horsebarn Hill)<br>
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'''Voice:''' 486-1772<br>
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'''Email:'''  laura.cisneros@uconn.edu<br>
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'''Web:'''  http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Laura_Cisneros<br><br><br><br><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;">'''COURSE DOWNLOADS'''</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>
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*<font color="#CC0000"><span style="font-size: larger">'''Figures showing the Eutherian Orders and their phylogenetic relationships—new download, below'''
'''1.''' (8/31)  '''COURSE SYLLABUS''' {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_5254_Syllabus11.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br><br>
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'''2.'''  (9/23)  '''LAB HANDOUTS'''—<font color="#CC000">  '''''WARNING!!'' - THESE ARE OUT-DATED AND UNEDITED AND WILL BE UPDATED BEFORE THE LAB - USE FOR PREP ONLY'''<font color="#000000"><br><br>
 
  
LAB 4 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab4_Afrosoricida_etc07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''Link to PowerPoint file showing images about evolution of the jaw joint, masseter muscle, secondary palate—below'''
  
LAB 5 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab5_Chirop_Prim07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
 
  
LAB 6 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab6_Rodent_I_07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD DIRECTIONS FOR CAMERA-TRAP PHOTOS AVAILABLE BELOW'''
  
LAB 7 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab7_Rodent_II_07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
 
  
LAB 8 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab8_Carnivora07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW'''
  
LAB 9-10 {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lab9-10_Artio_Perisso_etc07.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br><br>
 
  
'''3.''' (10/2)  '''LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS:''' <font color="#CC000"> '''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.'''<font color="#000000"> Some of them may appear on the actual exam either unchanged or in modified form (but certainly not all of them).<br><br>
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''NOTE CLASS PICTURES AND 'HIERARCHICAL THINKING' ESSAY POSTED BELOW'''
'''QUESTIONS ONLY:'''<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_5254_Exam1_Sample_Questions.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br>
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'''ANSWERS:'''<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_5254_Exam1_Sample_Answers.pdf}}(DOWNLOAD PDF)<br><br><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;">'''MAMMALOGY CARTOONS'''</h2>
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''NOTE NEW DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE BELOW, INCLUDING LECTURE SCHEDULE. Lab schedule forthcoming.
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''(8/28) OPTIONAL BOOKS YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE''' (These books are most useful for their chapter by chapter accounts of each of the major mammal groups.  The sections on early mammals, morphology and evolution are poor, out-of-date and generally useless:
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:Feldhamer et al. (2007) Mammalogy, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill.
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:Vaughan et al. (2011) Mammalogy, 5th ed. Jones and Bartlett.
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Mammalogy_Class_Pictures '''LINK TO 2011 PICTURE PAGE''']
 
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'''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)'''<br><br>
 
<font color="#CC000">'''''CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL TO SEE A LARGER VERSION'''''<font color="#000000">
 
 
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|  [[Image:MammCartoonMacaques.jpg|center|thumb|]]  ||  [[Image:MammCartoonPunkupine.jpg|center|thumb|]]  ||  [[Image:JessieRyanDeer.jpg|center|thumb|Jessie Ryan 1]] ||  [[Image:JessieRyanApes.jpg|center|thumb|Jessie Ryan 2]]  ||  [[Image:JenniferPostemski3.jpg|center|thumb|Jennifer Postemski 1]]
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|  [[Image:JenniferPostemski1.jpg|center|thumb|Jennifer Postemski 2]]  || [[Image:JenniferPostemski2.jpg|center|thumb|Jennifer Postemski 3]]  || [[Image:KateBruzinskiOrig1.jpg|center|thumb|Kate Bruzinski Original 1]]  ||  [[Image:SamanthaSpeirs1.jpg|center|thumb|Kate McGovern, Samantha Speirs, Kate Bruzinski 1]]  ||  [[Image:AlexDeFran1.jpg|center|thumb|Alex DeFrancesco 1]]
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|  [[Image:AlexDeFran2.jpg|center|thumb|Alex DeFrancesco 2]]  ||  [[Image:AlexDeFran3.jpg|center|thumb|Alex DeFrancesco 3]]  ||  [[Image:KurtZebra.jpg|center|thumb]]  ||  [[Image:KurtDolphin.jpg|center|thumb]]  ||  [[Image:CaseyJame1.gif|center|thumb|Casey James1]]
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|  [[Image:CaseyJames2.gif|center|thumb|Casey James 2]]  ||  [[Image:CaseyJames3.gif|center|thumb|Casey James 3]]  ||  [[Image:SamanthaSpeirs2a.gif|center|thumb|Samantha Speirs 2]]  ||  [[Image:DinoMammalCartoon.gif|center|thumb|Bill's submission]]    ||  [[Image:RachaelHyland1.gif|center|thumb|Rachael Hyland 1]]
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|    [[Image:SamKremidas1.jpg|center|thumb|Sam Kremidas 1]]    ||    [[Image:SamKremidas2.gif|center|thumb|Sam Kremidas 2]]    ||    [[Image:SamKremidas3.jpg|center|thumb|Sam Kremidas 3]]    ||  [[Image:LemmingsCartoon.jpg|center|thumb]]    ||  [[Image:Bruzinsky2.jpg|center|thumb|Kate BruzinskI 2]]
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|    [[Image:ErikaNorton1.jpg|center|thumb|Erika Norton 1]]    ||    [[Image:ErikaNorton2.jpg|center|thumb|Erika Norton 2]]    ||    [[Image:ErikaNorton3.jpg|center|thumb|Erika Norton 3, Katy Durant 1]]    ||  [[Image:KatyDurant2.jpg|center|thumb|Katy Durant 2]]    ||  [[Image:KatyDurant3.jpg|center|thumb|Katy Durant 3]]
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|  [[Image:KatyDurant4a.jpg|center|thumb|Katy Durant 4]]  ||  [[Image:Kyle1.gif|center|thumb|Kyle Smith 1]]  ||  [[Image:Kyle2.gif|center|thumb|Kyle Smith 2]]  ||  [[Image:Kyle3.jpg|center|thumb|Kyle Smith 3]]  ||
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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;">'''COURSE DOWNLOADS'''</h2>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Eutherian_Phylog_Orders.pdf}} '''Eutherian Phylogeny and Orders'''
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_EvolMammalJawJointAndEar.ppt '''LINK—POWERPOINT PICTURES SHOWING EVOLUTION OF THE MAMMALIAN JAW JOINT AND MIDDLE EAR + A COUPLE OTHER THINGS''']
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Photo_ Upload_ Directions.pdf}} '''Directions for downloading/uploading camera-trap photos'''
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Exam1_Sample_Questions.pdf}} '''LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS'''
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Exam1_Sample_Answers.pdf}} '''LECTURE EXAM 1 ANSWERS TO SAMPLE QUESTIONS'''
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_StudentPics_13.pdf}} '''Who we are—student pictures!'''
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/Academic_Calender_F13.pdf}} '''UConn Fall 2013 Academic Calendar'''
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Lect_Syllabus.13.pdf}} '''SYLLABUS WITH LECTURE SCHEDULE''' (keep watching this spot for lab schedule!)
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/SchwenkAristotle02.pdf}}  '''Literary essay by Kurt on the problem of hierarchical ("vertical") thinking in animal classification, but also in life generally.'''  Totally optional.  If you read it and have an opinion—positive or negative—I would appreciate hearing from you.
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[https://dropbox.uconn.edu/dropbox?n=CT%20Mammals.zip&p=Wa2nLAITNtPKqtXbW CT Mammal Guides] Make sure to bring yours into class on Thursday.
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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;">'''LINKS'''</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;">'''LINKS'''</h2>
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'''CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE—CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS AND MORE'''
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[https://www.facebook.com/groups/439160636196535/ '''2013 Mammalogy Class Facebook Page''']
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'''''UCONN TODAY'' ARTICLE THAT MENTIONS MAMMALOGY'''
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[http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2013/11/classrooms-without-walls/ '''''UConn Today'' article about teaching outside the classroom''']
 
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'''MAMMAL VOCALIZATIONS"'
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[http://www.bioacoustica.org/gallery/mammals_eng.html#Monotremata Old World mammal sounds!]
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM Water buffalo vs. lion vs. croc]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM Water buffalo vs. lion vs. croc]
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBNYwxDZ_pA Jaguar vs. large caiman!]
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Latest revision as of 17:37, 1 August 2014

MAMMALOGY

FALL 2013

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Kurt with class in the field looking for camera trap sites.


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Camera trap site on Horsebarn Hill.
One of the camera trap field groups.
Camera trap picture (infrared)—a beautiful stag.
Camera trap—night-active beaver (infrared).
Camera trap captures a running deer!
Two mammalogy students set-up a camera trap in the field.
Indefatigable students cross the Fenton River in search of a camera site.
Camera trap captures a fisher late at night! (infrared)



Contents

INSTRUCTOR


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Kurt engulfed by small, scaly, legless mammals
Kurt in 1977 as Bronx Zoo mammal keeper, with juvenile guanaco (and hair!)


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—BILL RYERSON


Bill on his bike (although my grad students are not required to ride a motorcycle, it helps...
Bill 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









ASSISTANT TEACHING ASSISTANT—LAURA CISNEROS


Laura in the field
Laura gives a thumbs up to mammalogy (or maybe just the hippo skull...
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Laura Cisneros (doctoral student in Mike Willig's lab and an actual mammalogist!)
Office/Lab: CESE 187 (Horsebarn Hill)
Voice: 486-1772
Email: laura.cisneros@uconn.edu
Web: http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Laura_Cisneros









ANNOUNCEMENTS



  • Figures showing the Eutherian Orders and their phylogenetic relationships—new download, below


  • Link to PowerPoint file showing images about evolution of the jaw joint, masseter muscle, secondary palate—below


  • DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD DIRECTIONS FOR CAMERA-TRAP PHOTOS AVAILABLE BELOW


  • LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW


  • NOTE CLASS PICTURES AND 'HIERARCHICAL THINKING' ESSAY POSTED BELOW


  • NOTE NEW DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE BELOW, INCLUDING LECTURE SCHEDULE. Lab schedule forthcoming.


  • (8/28) OPTIONAL BOOKS YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE (These books are most useful for their chapter by chapter accounts of each of the major mammal groups. The sections on early mammals, morphology and evolution are poor, out-of-date and generally useless:


Feldhamer et al. (2007) Mammalogy, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill.
Vaughan et al. (2011) Mammalogy, 5th ed. Jones and Bartlett.




COURSE DOWNLOADS


Pdficon small.gif Eutherian Phylogeny and Orders

LINK—POWERPOINT PICTURES SHOWING EVOLUTION OF THE MAMMALIAN JAW JOINT AND MIDDLE EAR + A COUPLE OTHER THINGS

link=http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/schwenk/3254_Photo_ Upload_ Directions.pdf Directions for downloading/uploading camera-trap photos

Pdficon small.gif LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS

Pdficon small.gif LECTURE EXAM 1 ANSWERS TO SAMPLE QUESTIONS

Pdficon small.gif Who we are—student pictures!

Pdficon small.gif UConn Fall 2013 Academic Calendar

Pdficon small.gif SYLLABUS WITH LECTURE SCHEDULE (keep watching this spot for lab schedule!)

Pdficon small.gif Literary essay by Kurt on the problem of hierarchical ("vertical") thinking in animal classification, but also in life generally. Totally optional. If you read it and have an opinion—positive or negative—I would appreciate hearing from you.

CT Mammal Guides Make sure to bring yours into class on Thursday.



LINKS



CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE—CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS AND MORE

2013 Mammalogy Class Facebook Page

UCONN TODAY ARTICLE THAT MENTIONS MAMMALOGY

UConn Today article about teaching outside the classroom

MAMMAL VOCALIZATIONS"'

Old World mammal sounds!

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
Jaguar vs. large caiman!

MAMMALOGY CARTOONS


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