Advanced Ecology

Where & When: Tues & Thur 10:30 – 11:50 on Zoom (contact Dave for link & pw)

Instructor: Dave Jenkins email: david.jenkins at ucf.edu

Text: Real LA & JH Brown (eds). 1991. Foundations of Ecology: Classic papers with commentaries. U. Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-70594-1

Syllabus

COURSE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGES)

Class Dates Theme Readings to Discuss

(italics are in Real & Brown; others are links to pdfs)

DDs 
Aug 25, 27 Intro Tuesday: Syllabus

Thursday: Brief History of Ecology

Dave

Dave

Sep 1, 3 Organisms & environment Tuesday: Porter & Gates (1969), Grime (1977)     Questions

Thursday: Beale et al. (2008), Díaz et al. (2016)   Questions

Dave

Dave

Sep 8, 10 Populations 1 Tuesday: Volterra (1926), Birch (1948), Cole (1954)  Questions LV R code

Thursday: Savage et al. (2004), Barreto et al. (2019)  Questions

Dave

Lok

Sep 14, 16 Populations 2 Tuesday: Skellam (1951), Huffaker (1958)  Questions

Thursday: Saccheri et al. (1998), Nathan (2006)  Questions

Dave

Dave

Sep 21, 23 Niche Tuesday: Grinnell (1917), Davidson & Andrewartha (1948), Hutchinson (1957) Questions

Thursday: Boucher-Lalonde et al. (2012)Chase & Myers (2011)

Dave

Anthony

Sep 28, 30 Competition Tuesday: Park (1948), MacArthur (1958), Connell (1961)

Thursday: Mayfield & Levine (2010), Korb & Foster (2010)

Dave

Jule

Oct 6, 8 Predation Tuesday: Holling (1959), Brooks & Dodson (1965), Schoener (1971)

Thursday: Paine (1966), Pierce & Ollason (1987), Harley (2011)

Dave

Gianna

Oct 13, 15

M TO YOU

Evolutionary Ecology Tuesday: Kettlewell (1955), Hutchinson (1959), Ehrlich & Raven (1964)

Thursday: Harper (1967), Cavender-Bares et al. (2009), Schoener (2011)

Dave

Emily

Oct 20, 22

M DUE

Diversity Tuesday: Huston (1979), Shmida & Wilson (1985), Jost (2007)

Thursday: Carmona et al. (2016), Tucker et al. (2017)

Ian

Allison

Oct 27, 29 Communities Tuesday: Hairston et al. (1960), Ricklefs (1987), Lawton (1999)

Thursday: Leibold et al. (2004), Lawson et al. (2019)

Dave

Taylor

Nov 3, 5 Ecosystems Tuesday: Forbes (1887), Lindeman (1942), Teal (1962)

Thursday: Odum (1969), Likens et al. (1970), Gounand et al. (2017)

Dave

Gianna & Anthony

Nov10, 12 Scale Tuesday: Levin (1992), Ricklefs (2008), Soininen et al. (2007)

Thursday: Chave (2013), Chase et al. (2018), He et al. (2020)

Dave

Taylor

Nov17, 19 Chaos & Thresholds Tuesday: May (1974), Noy-Meir (1975), Beisner et al (2003) chaos R code

Thursday: Barnosky et al. (2012), Mathias et al. (2020)

Dave

Jule & Lok

Nov24 Climate & change Tuesday: Davis (1969), Hobbs et al. (2009), Loarie et al. (2009)

Thursday: No Class

Dave

 

Dec 1, 3

F TO YOU

Integrative directions Tuesday: Ricklefs & Jenkins (2011), Johnson et al. (2015)

Thursday: Picasso (2018), Bettencourt & Kaur (2011)

Dave

Allison & Emily

Dec 8, 10 FINALS WEEK – FINAL DUE DEC 10