EFB 320 - General Ecology 2011 - Lab

 

 

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REQUIRED: EFB 320, General Ecology Lab Manual, Fall 2011 -- available at The Copy Center in Marshall Square. Also, you will need a notebook to take notes and record data. The Notebook should be suitable for taking into the field. Remember, pencils continue to work in the rain, and most pens do not.

 

WHERE TO MEET FOR FIELD TRIPS: In the schedule below is a note indicating whether to meet in the lab room, or at the bus. Busses will depart from Stadium Place between Lawrinson hall and the Standart parking lot. If you face Moon Library from the quad, you can see a tall building in back...that is Lawrinson Hall. Busses meet on the street, west of the hall (down hill side). Be sure to arrive EARLY. We have a lot to accomplish and must depart at the scheduled lab starting time. You are NOT allowed to drive to the field sites. See lab manual for safety precautions.



Lab Schedule
Week Lab Meeting Location
8/29 No Labs -- Get your Lab Book!!  
9/5 Lab1: Statistics Primer Lab room
9/12 Lab 2: Biodiversity Bus
9/19
Biodiversity cont.
Lab room
9/26 Lab 3: Soil Ecology Bus
10/3
Lab 3: Data analysis
Lab room
10/10
Lab 3: Peer review
Lab room
10/17 Lab 4: Stream Ecology Bus
10/24
Lab 4: Data analysis
Lab room
10/31
Lab 4: Peer review
Lab room
11/7 Lab 5: Population Growth Lab room
11/14
Lab 5: Data collection/analysis
Lab room
11/21
Thanksgiving week (data collection)
 
11/28
Lab 5: Data collection
Lab room
12/5 Lab 5 report and notebooks are due  

 

 

 

Grading
Lab #
Lab Name
Points
Lab 1 Statistics Primer 25
Lab 2 Biodiversity 25
 
Biodiversity notebook
5
Lab 3 Soil Ecology 50 + 10
 
Soil Eco notebook
5
Lab 4 Stream Ecology 50 + 10
 
Stream Eco notebook
5
Lab 5 Population Growth 25
 
Pop Growth notebook
5
Participation
20
  Total points

235

 

 

Some details about the grading.

You will use a peer review in each of your big lab write-ups (Labs 3 & 4). That is where that "+ 10" comes from in each of those lab point values above. The peer review will occur in lab as indicated in the schedule above. We fully expect everyone to offer helpful and constructive comments so that all the final drafts will be improved by the process. The 10 pts are distributed as follows: 5pts for the rough draft due on the lab write-up session (e.g., the week of 10/10 for the Soil Ecology lab) and 5 points for your serious comments made on two of your classmates rough drafts. The week after the peer review session, you will turn in 1) your rough draft that was peer-reviewd by two classmates with the comment sheets from your reviewers and 2) the final draft for your 50 point grade on the report. We are serious about this -- because the process will help you become a better writer.

 

The notebook points will be distributed as follows: 2.5 points for notes taken from the TA comments/lectures and 2.5 points for data you collect and analyze, including field observations when on a field trip, actual data points, number crunching, etc.

 

T.A. section assignment, office, and email address

Day/Time

Section

Lab Room
(All Illick)

TA

TA Office
(All Illick)

TA Office Hours

email

Tuesday

12:30-3:20

One

1) 306

Jen Yantachka

Rm 129

Wed 12:30 - 1:30

Thurs 3:30 - 4:30

Jeyantac@syr.edu

Two

2) 220

Matt Regan

Rm 401

Mon 2:00 - 3:00

Thurs 2:00 - 3:00

mjrega01@syr.edu

Nine

9) 238

Maureen Durkin

Rm 405

Monday 11-12

Wednesday 4-5

mmdurkin@syr.edu

Wednesday 1:50-4:50

Three

3) 112

Emily Ogburn

Rm 318

Monday 1-2

Wed 10:30-11:30

eogburn@syr.edu

Four

4) 220

Frances Delaney

Rm 512

Monday 10:30-11:30

Thursday 3:00-4:00

fdelaney@syr.edu

Thursday 12:30-3:20

Five

5) 220

Jen Yantachka

Rm 129

Wed 12:30 - 1:30

Thurs 3:30 - 4:30

Jeyantac@syr.edu

Six

6) 238

Maureen Durkin

Rm 405

Monday 11-12

Wednesday 4-5

mmdurkin@syr.edu

Friday
1:50-4:50

Seven

7) 220

Emily Ogburn

Rm 318

Monday 1-2

Wed 10:30-11:30

eogburn@syr.edu

Eight

8) 306

Matt Regan

Rm 401

Mon 2:00 - 3:00

Thurs 2:00 - 3:00

mjrega01@syr.edu

Ten

10) 238

Frances More

Rm 512

Monday 10:30-11:30

Thursday 3:00-4:00

fdelaney@syr.edu