Tentative Lecture Schedule for Herpetology, Spring 2013. Lecture notes are pdf files.

Week Date Lecture Topic Chapter
1 22-Jan introduction 1
    Intro to Lab  
  24-Jan tetrapod evolution 1, 3
2 29-Jan tetrapod evolution continued (no new notes) 3 (articles)
    in lab - Urodela (bring dissecting kits)  
  31-Jan tetrapod evolution cont.... 3
       
3 5-Feb amphibian characteristics, video 15-17
    Field Trip, Presidio  
  7-Feb reptile characteristics 18-21
  12-Feb Exam 1  
4 14-Feb development & integumentary system 2
  16-Feb SATURDAY Field Trip,8:30 departure!Bouverie Preserve  
  19-Feb sexual selection, mating systems 9, pp.255-267
5 Field Trip, Navato  
  21-Feb reproduction ecology, life histories 4,5
  26-Feb life histories cont,  5,
6   Anura - In lab  
  28-Feb communication and water balance and thermoregulation 9 pp. 239-255, 6
       
7 5-Mar thermoregulation continued 7
    Amphibian Practical   
  7-Mar Midterm Exam    
  10-Mar SPRING BREAK  
8   No Lab  
  12-Mar SPRING BREAK  
  17-Mar movement & orientation 8
9   in lab - Chelonia (bring kits), video  
  19-Mar population ecology pp. 45-47; pp. 136-144
  24-Mar populations cont., foraging ecology 10
10   in lab - Lizards (bring kits)  
  26-Mar foraging ecology cont.  
  28-Mar defense & escape 11, mimicry paper
11   Field Trip - Golden Gate Park  
  2-Apr review, work on proposals  
  4-Apr Exam 3  
12   in lab - Snakes (bring kits)  
  9-Apr community ecology - biogeography pp. 327-334,340-344; 351--371
  11-Apr conservation

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pbs nature video

13   Glenn Canyon field trip  
  16-Apr conservation continued, Salamanders 16
  18-Apr Frogs 17
14   Field Trip - Marin Headlands  
  23-Apr Turtles 18
  25-Apr Crocodylians 19
15   California Academy of Science  
  30-Apr Proposal review session - drafts DUE  
  2-May Lizards 20
16   Reptile Practical - Work on proposals  
  7-May Snakes 21
    Proposals Due by 5pm (emailed to dever@usfca.edu)  
  16-May exam 4 (final) 12:30 - must be handed in to my office by 12:30!