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<span style="font-size: 300%">'''MAMMALOGY'''<br/>
 
<span style="font-size: 300%">'''MAMMALOGY'''<br/>
  
</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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|  [[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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'''Kurt Schwenk''', Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology<br>
 
'''Kurt Schwenk''', Ph.D., Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology<br>
'''Office:''' PharmBio 600 (6th floor, next to north, freight elevators)<br>
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'''Office:''' Torrey Life Sciences, 360<br>
'''Lab:''' PharmBio 410, 412<br>
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'''Lab:''' Torrey Life Sciences, 365<br>
 
'''Voice:''' (860) 486-0351<br>
 
'''Voice:''' (860) 486-0351<br>
 
'''Lab phone''': (860) 486-4158<br>
 
'''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>
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'''Dr. Schwenk's''' [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Kurt_Schwenk '''web page''']<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
 
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'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM THE TORREY LIFE SCIENCES BLDG.'')'''<br>
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1. Go to basement of Torrey<br>
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2. Go to east end of hallway (the end closest to Pathobiology bldg., where PNB labs are)<br>
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3. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through double doors<br>
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4. Walk down ramp to elevator - take elevator to 6th floor<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>
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'''HOW TO GET TO KURT'S OFFICE (''FROM SOUTH SIDE OF CAMPUS'')'''<br>
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1. Enter Pharmacy-Biology Bldg. through main entrance<br>
 
2. Go to lobby elevator, take to 6th floor<br>
 
3. Exit elevator, turn right<br>
 
4. Walk until you come to closed double doors that have sign on them saying 'Alarm Will Sound' - IGNORE THIS and walk right through<br>
 
5. Walk down hallway past labs and at end of hall pass through another set of double doors into freight elevator vestibule<br>
 
6. Kurt's office is immediately to left of elevator<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;">'''TEACHING ASSISTANT—MAURI LIBERTI'''</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—BILL RYERSON'''</h2>
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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...]]
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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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'''Bill Ryerson''' (doctoral student in Kurt's lab)<br>
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'''Office/Lab:''' BioPharm 410<br>
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'''Voice:''' 486-4158<br>
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'''Fax:''' 486-6364<br>
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'''Email:'''  william.ryerson@uconn.edu<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>
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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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[[Image:LauraCisnerosWebpage.JPG|thumb|left|Laura in the field]]
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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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'''Mauri Liberati'''<br>
'''Office/Lab:''' CESE 187 (Horsebarn Hill)<br>
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PhD Student<br>
'''Voice:''' 486-1772<br>
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Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Center<br>
'''Email:'''  laura.cisneros@uconn.edu<br>
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Department of Natural Resources and the Environment<br>
'''Web:'''  http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Laura_Cisneros<br><br><br><br><br>
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University of Connecticut<br>
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marjorie.liberati@uconn.edu<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>
 
<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">'''Link to PowerPoint file showing images about evolution of the jaw joint, masseter muscle, secondary palate—below'''
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*<font color="#CC0000"><span style="font-size: larger">
  
  
*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD DIRECTIONS FOR CAMERA-TRAP PHOTOS AVAILABLE BELOW'''
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">
  
  
*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''LECTURE EXAM 1 SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BELOW'''
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">'''NOTE CLASS PICTURES AND 'HIERARCHICAL THINKING' ESSAY POSTED BELOW'''
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*<font color="#3399CC"><span style="font-size: larger">
  
  
*<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">
  
  
*<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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<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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[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_Eutherian_Phylog_Orders.pdf}} '''Eutherian Phylogeny and Orders'''
 
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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/SchwenkAristotle02.pdf}} '''Literary essay by Kurt on the problem of hierarchical ("vertical") thinking in animal classification, but also in life generally.'''  
 
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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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<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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{{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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'''CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE—CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS AND MORE'''
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[https://www.facebook.com/groups/439160636196535/ '''UConn Vertebrate Biology Facebook Page''']
 
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'''''UCONN TODAY'' ARTICLE THAT MENTIONS MAMMALOGY'''
  
'''2013 Class Facebook Group''' https://www.facebook.com/groups/439160636196535/ <br>
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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=MUfb9aBuUV0&NR=1 Baby giant anteater – cutest, weirdest animal on the planet]
 
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUfb9aBuUV0&NR=1 Baby giant anteater – cutest, weirdest animal on the planet]
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D-mUlp_NyA Two-toed sloths, courtship, near mating]
 
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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 14:06, 1 September 2015

MAMMALOGY

FALL 2015

Elephants.jpg
OpossumWithBabies.jpg
Tiger.jpg
FruitbatsSm.jpg
Bighorn.jpg
ZaglossusCrop.jpg
BabyHedgehogCrop.jpg
Kurt with class in the field looking for camera trap sites.


CLICK ON PICTURE FOR A LARGER VERSION

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)



INSTRUCTOR


SchwenkLabLogoLgIcon.jpg
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: Torrey Life Sciences, 360
Lab: Torrey Life Sciences, 365
Voice: (860) 486-0351
Lab phone: (860) 486-4158
Fax: (860) 486-6364
Email: kurt.schwenk@uconn.edu
Dr. Schwenk's web page


















TEACHING ASSISTANT—MAURI LIBERTI


[[Image:]] [[Image:]]]
Mauri Liberati
PhD Student
Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Center
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Connecticut
marjorie.liberati@uconn.edu









ANNOUNCEMENTS












COURSE DOWNLOADS


Pdficon small.gif Eutherian Phylogeny and Orders

Pdficon small.gif Literary essay by Kurt on the problem of hierarchical ("vertical") thinking in animal classification, but also in life generally.





LINKS



CLASS FACEBOOK PAGE—CAMERA TRAP PHOTOS AND MORE

UConn Vertebrate Biology 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
Two-toed sloths, courtship, near mating

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


WhaleOriginCartoon214.jpg
MammCartoonAntdrinker.jpg
MammCartoonWhackamole.jpg
MammCartoonCaveman.jpg
MammCartoonBearHaiku.jpg
MammCartoonMacaques.jpg
MammCartoonPunkupine.jpg
JessieRyanDeer.jpg
JessieRyanApes.jpg
KatyDurant2.jpg
ErikaNorton2.jpg
LemmingsCartoon.jpg
ErikaNorton1.jpg
SamanthaSpeirs1.jpg
AlexDeFran1.jpg
ErikaNorton3.jpg
SamKremidas3.jpg
KurtZebra.jpg
KurtDolphin.jpg
SamKremidas2.gif
SamKremidas1.jpg
CaseyJames3.gif
SamanthaSpeirs2a.gif
DinoMammalCartoon.gif