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Dr. David Hyrenbach


CTSA 112

Oceanic Institute


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W, F; 12:00 - 13:30 (CTSA 112, OI)

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Recommended Text

Choosing and Using Statistics:

A Biologist's Guide

by Calvin Dytham


Available online

 

Course Schedule

These PDFs of scientific articles are for class use only.

Please do not distribute.

 
Note: Readings in italics are supplementary material

Date
Lecture Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
1 / 24

Week 1:

Lecture: Statistics

Marine snail shell analysis

Syllabus

Statistics Handouts

Writing Guide

Read syllabus
1 / 30

Week 2:

Lecture: Scientific Writing

Analysis of papers, library overview, plagiarism

Literature discussions I

Dayton 1973

Rose and Polis 1998

Literature discussion evaluations

Hw#1

Snail shell analysis

2 / 6

Week 3:

Lecture: Sampling

Hermit crab and gastropod snail sampling and identification

Literature discussions II

Vance 1972

Bertness 1981

Literature discussion evaluations

Revised Hw#1

Snail shell analysis

2 / 13

Week 4:

Field Work

Hermit crab and gastropod snail sampling

Miller&Ambrose_2000

Henderson_2008_Unit3

Review Hermit Crab & Snail ID

2 / 20

Week 5

NO CLASS

President's Day

Paper #1

Hypotheses

2 / 27

Week 6:

Coral ecology, sampling and identification

Literature discussions III

Dollar 1982

Hunter & Evans 1995

Paper #1

Methods

3 / 5

Week 7:

Coral sampling I

Bring mask / snorkel

Grigg 1983

Richmond 1993

Fabricius 2005

Resource limitation (paper #1) due

Turn in hard copy (in class) and by emai

3 / 12

Week 8:

Coral sampling II

Bring mask / snorkel

 

 

Paper #2

Introduction

3 / 19

Week 9:

Vegetation sampling

Bring a hat / water

3 / 26

NO CLASS

Spring Break

 

4 / 2

Week 11:

Biodiversity Analysis

Hw#2: Vegetation Sampling (by email)
4 / 9

Week 12:

Data analysis and writing workshop

Gopen and Swan 1990

Hw#3: Biodiversity Analysis (by email)

Coral Ecology Paper - Intro & methods

4 / 16

Week 13:

Computer Simulation: Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis

Coral Ecology Paper - Results
4 / 23

Week 14:

Stream Sampling

 

4 / 30

Week 15:

Foster Botanical Garden

Coral Ecology Paper - Final Version

 

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