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Lecture & Lab Syllabus - FALL 2013

 

DAY

DATE

BOOK

SUBJECT

LAB TOPIC (Tentative)

SPECIAL DIRECTIONS

W

9/4

Ch 1

Introduction to the course – The importance of plants

Lecture 1 notes

Lab 1:  An introduction to Plant Diversity - Bagely 

LAB MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AT BAGELY

 Dress for outdoors

M

9/9

Ch 1

Plant characteristics and the major groups of plants

Lecture 2 notes

   

W

9/11

Ch 15

Evolutionary history

Lecture 3 notes

Givnish et al. 2004. Adaptive radiation in photosynthetic physiology of Hawaiian Lobeliads

Wellman et al. 2003. Fragments of the earliest land plants
Selosse and Tacon. 1998. The land flora:
a phototroph–fungus partnership?

Lab 2:  Invasion of plants onto land

LAB MEETS AT THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AT BAGELY

 Dress for outdoors

Graded assignment 1:

By 11:55pm on 9/11, upload onto Moodle labeled pictures from Lab 1. You should have five PowerPoint slides.  The first four slides should include your pictures from the major groups of plants: 1) Bryophytes, 2) Seedless vascular plants, 3) Gymnosperms, and 4) Angiosperms.  Each of these slides should include attributes of this major group of plants (i.e. from the table you filled out in lab). The fifth slide should include labeled pictures of the angiosperms you identified using Newcomb's Wildflower Guide and first steps in the key you took (so I can give you partial credit if you get the precise species wrong).

Moodle

M

9/16

Ch 15

Mechanisms of evolution

Franks et al. 2007. Rapid evolution in response to climate change.

Lecture 4 notes

 
   
W 9/18 Ch 15

Speciation

Lecture 7 notes

Lab 3: Aquatic plant diversity -

Pontoon at Rice Lake.

LAB MEETS AT THE BIOLOGY VAN IN FRONT OF LIFE SCIENCE

 

M

9/23

Ch 16

Classification

Lecture 8 notes

 

    

 

W

9/25 Ch 26

Plant conservation biology

Lecture 5 notes

 

Lab 4: Deciduous tree diversity at Hartely

LAB MEETS IN 306 LIFE SCIENCE

Dress for outdoors

Graded assignment 2:

Keying quiz at the end of lab

M

9/30

 

Classroom Discussion

Galatowitsch et al. 2009  Regional climate change adaptation strategies for biodiversity conservation in a midcontinental region of North America

 

Graded assignment 3:

At the beginning of lecture, there will be an essay quiz on the Galatowitsch paper that will be graded. Lecture 6 Essay Questions 

W

10/2

 

Midterm Exam 1

Exam will cover LECTURE AND LAB material from the beginning of the course including 10/3

Lab 5: B4Warmed flier. Tour of a global climate change experiment in Cloquet.

LAB MEETS AT SSB ON THE GROUND FLOOR ON KIRBY DRIVE UNDER THE SKY WALK

Dress for outdoors

M

10/7

Ch 3

Vascular tissue

Lecture 9 notes

 

 

 

W

10/9

Ch 4

Plant organs - Roots and stems

Lecture 10 notes

Lab 6: Gymnosperm diversity at Park Point

LAB MEETS IN 306 LIFE SCIENCE

Dress for outdoors

Graded assignment 4:

Keying quiz at the end of lab

M

10/14

Ch 4

Plant organs - Stems and leaves

Lecture 11 notes

 

 

W

10/16

Ch 5

Secondary growth

Lecture 12 notes

Lab 7:  Adaptive modifciation of Stems, roots and leaves

 

M

10/21

Ch 17

Viruses and prokaryotes

Lecture 13 notes

   

W

10/23

Ch 19

General characteristics of Fungi

Lecture 14 notes

Lab 8: Tour of the greenhouse/herbarium

Introduction to the Phytotoxicology lab

Graded Assignment 5:

Submit Photo Essay from Lab 7

Moodle

Graded Assignment 6:

Submit answers to herbarium and greenhouse questions as well as the species you will use for the phytotox experiment

Moodle

M

10/28 Ch 19

Diversity in Fungi

Lecture 15 notes

 

W

10/30 Ch 18

General characteristics of Algae - complexity and endosymbiosis

Keeling 2004 Diversity and Evolutionary history of plastids and their hosts. AJB 91:1481-1493

Lecture 17 notes

Lab 9: Phytotoxicology lab

Graded Assignment 7:

Presentation of Phytoxicology experimental design

Moodle

 

M

11/4

Ch 18

Diversity in Algae - 10 phya 

Lecture 18 notes

 

W

11/6

 

Movie - Living together

Lecture 16 - Questions from the movie

 Lab 10: Proists

Graded Assignment 8:

Keying quiz at the end of lab

M

11/11

 

Midterm Exam 2

Exam will cover LECTURE AND LAB material from 10/10 to 11/9 (including the movie)

2 Essay questions - answer one on exam - your choice

Hand out of table and life cycles

Graded Assignment 9:

Turn in answers to questions from the movie by 11:55 pm on 11/6 Moodle

W

11/13

Ch 20

General characteristics of Bryophytes

Lecture 19 notes

Bryophyte life cycles

Lab 11:  Analysis of Phytoxicology lab  

M

11/18

Ch 20

Diversity in Bryophytes

Lecture 20 notes

 

W

11/20

Ch 21

General characteristics of Seedless vascular plants

Lecture 21 notes

Life cycles of the seedless vascular plants

Lab 12:  Bryophytes

 

M

11/25

Ch  21

Diversity in Seedless vascular plants

Lecture 22 notes

 

W

11/27

Ch  22

General characteristics in Gymnosperms

Lecture 23 notes

Lab 13:  Seedless vascular plants

Lab Report due:

Phytotoxicology lab

Moodle

M

12/2

Ch  22

Diversity in Gymnosperms

Lecture 24 notes

Life cycle of the gymnosperms

   

W

12/4

Ch  23

Evolution of Angiosperms

Lecture 25 notes

Lab 14:  Gymnosperms

 

M

12/9

Ch  23

Evolution and diversity in Angiosperms

Lecture 26 note

   

W

12/11

 

Movie: Birds and the Bees

Lecture 27 - Questions to answer about the movie

 Lab 15:  Angiosperms

Graded Assignment 10:

Turn in answers to questions from the movie by 11:55 pm on 12/11

Moodle

M 12/16  

FINAL EXAM
8:00-9:55am 216 SSB Exam will emphasize material from 11/13 through 12/11 (including the movie). Essay questions will be comprehensive. 

Link to essay questions

 

 

 

 


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