BISC 201: Ecology

A core learning objective within BISC 201 is to read, dissect, and critique scientific articles from the primary literature, with a focus on understanding the flow through hypothesis, experimental design, data collection, analysis, and conclusions. We read the following articles from the primary literature:

  1. Snell-Rood, E. C., et. al., 2014. Anthropogenic changes in sodium affect neural and muscle development in butterflies, PNAS  PAPER & DATA
  2. Winchell, K. M., et. al., 2016. Phenotypic shifts in urban areas in the tropical lizard Anolis cristatellus, Evolution 70-5: 1009–1022, doi:10.1111/evo.12925. PAPER & DATA
  3. Page, A. E, et. al., 2016. Reproductive trade-offs in extant hunter-gatherers suggest adaptive mechanism for the Neolithic expansion, PNAS 
  4. Ezenwa, V. O., et. al., 2016. Group living and pathogen infection revisited, Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 12:66–72. PAPER
  5. Harmon-Treatt, A. N., et. al., 2009. Breeding system and pollination ecology of introduced plants compared to their native relatives, American Journal of Botany 96(8): 1544–1550. PAPER
  6. Ong, J. J. L., et. al., 2016. Evidence for climate-driven synchrony of marine and terrestrial ecosystems in northwest Australia, Global Change Biology 22, 2776–2786, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13239. PAPER