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Week | Dates | Topic | Readings | Notes |
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Week 1 | 1/20/2020 | NO CLASS (MLK Day) | ||

1/22/2020 | LECTURE: Course overview; Intro to Systems Thinking | BCTD Chapter 1 | ||

1/24/2020 | LAB 1: Introduction to population modeling in Excel, InsightMaker, and R | |||

Week 2 | 1/27/2020 | LECTURE: Intro to Population Ecology; Exponential growth | Gotelli Chapter 1 | |

1/29/2020 | LECTURE: Malthus and exponential growth | |||

1/31/2020 | LAB 1 (cont’d) | |||

Week 3 | 2/3/2020 | LECTURE: Density-dependent growth | Gotelli Chapter 2 | Away TWS |

2/5/2020 | LECTURE: Density-dependent growth | Away TWS? | ||

2/7/2020 | LAB 2: Density-dependent populations in InsightMaker; maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and more | BCTD Chapter 2 (skim) | ||

Week 4 | 2/10/2020 | LECTURE: Passenger pigeon/Allee Effect | ||

2/12/2020 | LECTURE: Age-structured populations | Gotelli Chapter 3 | ||

2/14/2020 | LAB 3: Age-structured populations in Excel and InsightMaker | |||

Week 5 | 2/17/2020 | LECTURE: Age-structured populations | ||

2/19/2020 | LECTURE: Matrix population models | Heppell 1998 | ||

2/21/2020 | Work on PVA proposals | Away DTC | ||

Week 6 | 2/24/2020 | LECTURE: Matrix population models | Gotelli Chapter 3 | |

2/26/2020 | LECTURE: Matrix population models | |||

2/28/2020 | LAB 4: Matrix population models in R and InsightMaker | |||

Week 7 | 3/2/2020 | LECTURE: Stochasticity and uncertainty | Regan 2002 | |

3/4/2020 | MIDTERM #1 | TWS symposium | ||

3/6/2020 | LAB 4 (cont’d) and PVA proposals | Beissinger and Westphal 1998 | ||

Week 8 | 3/9/2020 | LECTURE: Stochasticity and uncertainty (proposals due) | ||

3/11/2020 | LECTURE: Stochasticity and uncertainty | |||

3/13/2020 | Work on group PVA projects (proposal meetings) | |||

Week 9 | 3/16/2020 | SPRING BREAK | Away France? | |

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Week 10 | 3/23/2020 | LECTURE: Stochasticity and uncertainty | ||

3/25/2020 | LECTURE: Small population paradigm | Caughley 1994 | ||

3/27/2020 | LAB 5: Stochasticity and uncertainty | |||

Week 11 | 3/30/2020 | LECTURE: Declining population paradigm | Caughley 1994 | |

4/1/2020 | LECTURE: PVA! | |||

4/3/2020 | Final projects (PVA models due next week) | |||

Week 12 | 4/6/2020 | LECTURE: Metapopulations | Gotelli Chapter 4 | |

4/8/2020 | LECTURE: Source-sink dynamics | Griffin et al | ||

4/10/2020 | LAB 6: Metapopulation modeling in InsightMaker (PVA models due) | |||

Week 13 | 4/13/2020 | LECTURE: Parameter estimation | Amstrup et al Chapter 1 | |

4/15/2020 | LECTURE: MIDTERM #2 | |||

4/17/2020 | LAB: Parameter estimation: mark-recapture data | |||

Week 14 | 4/20/2020 | LECTURE: Species interactions: competition | Gotelli Chapter 5 | |

4/22/2020 | LECTURE: Species interactions: competition | |||

4/24/2020 | LAB: STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AND PEER REVIEW | |||

Week 15 | 4/27/2020 | LECTURE: Species interactions: predator-prey (final project: complete drafts due) | Gotelli Chapter 6 | |

4/29/2020 | LECTURE: Species interactions: predator-prey | |||

5/1/2020 | LAB: STUDENT PRESENTATIONS | |||

Week 16 | 5/4/2020 | LECTURE: final class review | ||

Week 17 | 5/8/2020 | FINAL EXAM (9:50 to 11:50am) | ||

5/13/2020 | FINAL PAPERS DUE (last day of finals) |