General Ecology 351

Fall 2006

 

Instructor: Dr. Mark D. Morgan

Office: 200A Science Bldg

email: mdmorgan@camden.rutgers.edu  Phone: 225-6147 or x6142

Office Hours:  Tuesday 12:30-1:30, and Thursday 10:00-11:00

Web Page: http://crab.rutgers.edu/~mdmorgan/index.html      

    

Date

Lecture Topic

Required reading

Supplemental Reading

Sept  5

Introduction

1-18

preface

Sept 7

Population Ecology

160-172

 

Sept 12

Life Tables

172-180

 

Sept 14

Population growth

181-193

194-213

Sept 19

Niche

257-262

 

Sept 21

Competition I

242-248

 

Sept 26

Competition II

248-253, 253-257

 

Sept 28

Predation

265-278

284-334

Oct 3

Exam I review

 

 

Oct 5

Exam I

Lectures 1-8

30 %

Oct 10

The Ecosystem

84, 86-88, 121-123, 145-150

80-84, 88-120, 123-144, 150-158

Oct 12

Climate

20-41

42-49

Oct 17

Soil

57-69

69-77

Oct 19

Terrestrial Biomes I

562-600

381-402

Oct 24

Terrestrial Biomes II

601-628

449-478, 543-559

Oct 26

Succession

403-416

416-426

Oct 31

Characteristics of water

50-54

 

Nov 2

Aquatic Biomes I

641-664

 

Nov 7

Rxam II review

 

 

Nov 9

Exam II

Lectures 9-16

30 %

Nov 14

Aquatic Biomes II

 

 

Nov 16

Energy Flow

479-503

 

Nov 21

Biogeochemistry I

54-56, 81-82, 512-515

505-512

Nov 23

Thanksgiving

 

 

Nov 28

Biogeochemistry II

515-523

524-542

Nov 30

Water Pollution I

335-344

 

Dec 5

Water Pollution II

 

 

Dec 7

Extra Material

 

 

Dec 12

Summary & Review

 

 

Dec 15

Final Exam 2:00-5:00

Comprehensive

40 %

 

Text: Ecology and Field Biology. 2001 6th ed. Smith & Smith

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