Bio 200 Evolutionary Biology

Fall Semester 2016

Course Syllabus - Dr. Herreid - Section A

“Nothing in biology makes
sense except in the light of
evolution”

-- Dobzhansky, 1973
Dr. C.F. Herreid
Office: Hochstetter 243
Office Hours: MWF 9 - 10:30 am

 

 

 

 

Seating Assignments for Final Exam
Friday, December 16. 2016

Key for Exam 2 Part 1 - Key for Exam 2 Part 2
Prqactice Exam 2 - Part 1  Part 2
Key for Exam 1 Part 1 - Key for Exam 1 Part 2
Practice Exam 1 - Part 1  Part 2
Learning Objectives

> Course Policies <

Date Powerpoint
Visual
  Lecture Topic Readings Key Words Laboratory
M Aug. 29   Course Introduction
Ch. 1
  Science as a Process: the Mystery Box Lab
W Sept.. 31   Science as a Way of Knowing Ch. 2  
F Sept.. 2   Introducing Mr. Darwin p. 428 - 430 "  
M Sep. 5     NO CLASS - Labor Day    

NO LAB this week

W Sep. 7   Darwin's Evidence
p. 430-434  
F Sep.9   Darwin's Evidence   "  
M Sep. 12   Time Scales/Fossil Record p. 506-522, 1144 " Tree Building & Prokaryotes
W Sep. 14   Evidence from Cells p. 78-100 "  
F Sep. 16     REVIEW p. 449-460  
M Sep. 19  

Evidence from Anatomy & Embryology

p. 1141-1145 (Ch. 54) Adaptive Evolution: Natural Selection
W Sep. 21   Evidence from Genetics I p. 233-240  
F Sep. 23   Evidence from Genetics II    
M Sep. 26   Evidence from Biochemistry     Non-Adaptive Evolution: Lizard Color?
W Sep. 28   Mutation & Molecular Clock

Chap. 13, 14, 24

 
F Sep. 30     No Class - EXAM 5:00-7:00pm Chap. 15, p. 461    
M Oct. 3  
Acquired Characteristics/Epigenetics

p. 343-349

Evolution of Angiosperm Tree
W Oct. 5   Population Genetics p. 434-438  
F Oct. 7   Selection p. 438-446  
M Oct. 10  

Selection - Competition & Mutualism

p. 1186-1200 Monophyly, Paraphyly & Protists
W Oct. 12  

Intraspecific Competition: Sexual Selection

p. 1170-1184  
F Oct. 14  

Selection - Parasitism & Predation

p 1172-1176    
M Oct. 17   Species Formation Chap. 23 Transition to Land
W Oct. 19   Adaptation and Intelligent Design?      
F Oct. 21   Origin of Life p. 67-76, 514-522  
M Oct. 24   Viruses p. 543-546, 339-341 Effects of Environment on Yeast
W Oct. 26   HIV p. 341-342  
F Oct. 28   Prokaryotes: Bacteria, Archea      
M Oct. 31   Protists p.253-254, 525-542 Nitrogen Fixation: What makes mutualism?
W Nov. 2   Plantae: Non-seed Plants Chap. 27  
F Nov.4     No Class - EXAM 5:00-7:00pm Chap. 28    
M Nov. 7   Plantae: Seed Plants Chap. 29 Reviewing Results
W Nov. 9   Plantae: Flowers and pollinators p. 596-604  
F Nov. 11   Fungi Chap. 30  
M Nov. 14   Animalia: Diversity Chap. 31 Behavioral Responses to Predation: Snails
W Nov. 16   Animalia: Origin of the Vertebrates p. 679-689  
F Nov. 18   Animalia: Adaptation to Land p. 689-693  
M Nov. 21   Animalia: Dinosaurs & Birds p. 694-696 NO LABS this week
W Nov. 23 FALL   RECESS
F Nov. 25 FALL   RECESS
M Nov. 28   Animalia: Mammals p. 697-700
Ecology Presentations
W Nov. 30

  Animalia: Primates p. 701-702  
F Dec. 2   Animalia: Humans p. 703-705    
M Dec. 5   Evolution of Behavior p. 1102-1116   NO LABS Study for Finals
W Dec. 7   Evolution of Behavior p. 882-889    
F Dec. 9   Extinction p. 508-514, 1232-1244    
F Dec. 16    
No Class - FINAL EXAM

All readings are from the text:
Readings from Sadava, D., Hillis, D., Heller, H., Berenbaum, M. 2014. Life: The Science of Biology. 10th Ed. Freeman ISBN-978-1-4292-9864 3(casebound)-978-1-4641-4122-4122-5 (pbk.: v.1)- or ISBN-978-1-464-4124-9 (pbk.:v.3)

Instructor: Dr. Clyde Herreid, herreid@buffalo.edu
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