Module for Ecology & Evolution course covering island biogeography principles, The scientific process and hypothesis testing, statistical methods (t-tests, regression), and online database use and availability
Taught in Biology 203: Ecology and Evolution. Textbook: “Biological Science 4th edition, Scott Freeman, Prentice Hall, 2010.”
- Lecture should introduce the various island effects and species diversity.
- Chapters that address these topics include: Evolution by Natural Selection (ch24), Evolutionary processes (ch25), Biogeography (ch50), Species richness in ecological communities (ch53), and Biodiversity and conservation (ch55).
- The lab will address Arctos searches, and concepts reinforcing lecture topics. Most of the work will be done as homework or a semester project. Final lab report will be due at the end of the semester with intermediate “check points” throughout.
- Relevant topics in the current lab manual include: Topic 20: Evidence of Evolution, and Topic 21: Natural Selection
- This can be extended to higher level courses and to other “island” systems.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- Sawyer, Y., Beckman, L., Bell, K., Cook, J. (2019). Islands as a Tool for Teaching Ecology and Evolution. AIM-UP, QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/Q4XB05