Ecology Lab

BIOL 570L - Fall 2008

Tuesday 2:00-5:00

Instructor:  David Wethey 704 EWS   777-3936   email:wethey at biol.sc.edu

TA: Marcie Eaddy 716 PSC   777-8574   email: eaddym at biol.sc.edu

Aug 26 Introduction Consent and Release Form
Rules and Regulations
Emergency Contact Information
Sept 02 Optimal Foraging:  Holling's Disc Equation Charnov 1976, Am Nat 110:141-151
Sept 09 Harbison State Forest:  Field Project # 1
Sept 16 Harbison State Forest:  Field Project # 1 Field Photos
Sept 23 Harbison State Forest:  Field Project # 1
Sept 30 Harbison State Forest:  Reports

Billings 1938. Ecol Monogr 8:437-500

White & Harper 1970. J. Ecol 58:467-485

Phillips & Shure 1990. Ecology 71:204-212

Oct 07 Peach Tree Rock: Project # 2
Oct 14 Peach Tree Rock: Project # 2
Oct 21 Peach Tree Rock: Project # 2
Oct 28 Reports - Peach Tree Rock Project
Nov 04 ELECTION DAY
Nov 11 Congaree Swamp
Nov 18 Congaree Swamp
Nov 25 Work on Congaree Swamp Data
Dec 2 Discussion of Field Ecology

This will be a field course, with extended student originated field projects at local natural sites (Harbison State Forest, Peach Tree Rock, and Congaree Swamp).  Students will carry out two extended field studies, and then report orally to the group on their results (September 30 and October 28).

Grades will be based on class participation, and on the oral reports.

Be prepared to go outside each week, rain or shine.  Wear strong shoes that can get wet.   We will supply insect repellent and water.