Bio 200 Evolutionary Biology

Fall Semester 2017

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

Bio 200 TA's

Lecture TA's


Learning Objectives

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Date Powerpoint
Visual
Study
Guides
Lecture Topic Readings Key Words Laboratory
M Aug. 28 Course Introduction
Ch. 1
  Science as a Process: the Mystery Box Lab
W Aug. 30 Science as a Way of Knowing Ch. 1  
F Sept.. 1 Introducing Mr. Darwin p. 424-427 "  
M Sep. 4     NO CLASS - Labor Day    

NO LAB this week

W Sep. 6 Darwin's Evidence
p. 429  
F Sep.8 Darwin's Evidence   "  
M Sep. 11 Time Scales/Fossil Record Chap. 24 " Tree Building & Prokaryotes
W Sep. 13 Evidence from Biogeography p. 1152-1166 "  
F Sep. 15     REVIEW    
M Sep. 18

Evidence from Anatomy & Embryology

p. 449-451 Adaptive Evolution: Natural Selection
W Sep. 20 Evidence from Cell Chap. 5  
F Sep. 22 Evidence from Genetics I Chap. 12  
M Sep. 25   Evidence from Genetics II Chap. 11 Non-Adaptive Evolution: Lizard Color?
W Sep. 27   Evidence from Biochemistry

Chap. 13, 14

   
F Sep. 29   Mutation & Molecular Clock p. 312-323, 460-461  
M Oct. 2  
Acquired Characteristics/Epigenetics

p. 349-353

Evolution of Angiosperm Tree
W Oct. 4   Population Genetics p. 434-435  
F Oct. 6     No Class - EXAM 4:00-6:00pm      
M Oct. 9  

Selection

p. 434-438 Monophyly, Paraphyly & Protists
W Oct. 11  

Selection - Competition & Mutualism

Chap. 55  
F Oct. 13  

Intraspecific Competition: Sexual Selection

p. 433, 1125-1126, 1134-1138  
M Oct. 16   Selection - Parasitism & Predation Chap. 55   Transition to Land
W Oct. 18   Species Formation Chap. 22  
F Oct. 20   Adaptation and Intelligent Design? p. 67-76, 514-522  
M Oct. 23   Origin of Life p. 70-80 Effects of Environment on Yeast
W Oct. 25   Viruses p. 546-549  
F Oct. 27   Prokaryotes: Bacteria, Archea p. 528-546    
M Oct. 30   Protists Chap. 26 Nitrogen Fixation: What makes mutualism?
W Nov. 1   Plantae: Bryophytes Chap. 27  
F Nov.3     No Class - EXAM 4:00-6:00pm Chap. 28    
M Nov. 6   Plantae: Tracheophytes Chap. 28 Reviewing Results
W Nov. 8   Plantae: Flowers and pollinators p. 601-612  
F Nov. 10   Fungi Chap. 29  
M Nov. 13   Animalia: Diversity Chap. 30 & 31 Behavioral Responses to Predation: Snails
W Nov. 15   Animalia: Origin of the Vertebrates Chap. 32  
F Nov. 17   Animalia: Adaptation to Land p. 695-699  
M Nov. 20   Animalia: Dinosaurs & Birds p. 700-703 NO LABS this week
W Nov. 22 FALL   RECESS
F Nov. 24 FALL   RECESS
M Nov. 27   Animalia: Mammals p. 703-707
Ecology Presentations
W Nov. 29

 

Animalia: Primates p. 707-711  
F Dec. 1   Animalia: Humans p. 710-711    
M Dec. 4   Evolution of Aggression p. 847-848, 954, 989   NO LABS Study for Finals
W Dec. 6   Evolution of Love p. 1134-1138    
F Dec. 8   Extinction p. 511, Chap. 58    
F Dec. 11    
No Class - FINAL EXAM (11:45am 2:45pm; Exam Room TBA)

All readings are from the text:
Readings from Sadava, D., Hillis, D., Heller, H., Hacker, S. 2017. Life: The Science of Biology. 11th Ed. Sinauer ISBN-9781319010164

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