Section Resources

Announcement: Please turn in a 2-page draft of your term paper by Friday (Nov. 18), by emailing it to your TA.  You should focus on the section of your paper you think will be the most difficult for you to write.  We'll be adding 10 points to the total term paper grade, 5 for turning in your abstract and 2-page draft, and 5 for taking your TA's comments on those drafts into account on the final paper.  These should be easy points to get, so please do turn in your drafts. 

The TAs for this class are Dawn Hart (dawnhart.biology<at>gmail.com) and Will Janousek (janousek<at>biology.ucsc.edu).  Please try to attend the section for which you're registered each week.  If you miss a section and would like to make it up by attending a different one that week, please email the TA first to make sure there's enough room.

Will's Office Hours: Thursday 11:00-12:00 in the Thimann Greenhouse, Friday 11:00-12:00 in EMS A350
Dawn's Office Hours: Thursday 12:00-2:00 in Thimann 347
 Week 1
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BeanLabProtocolBIOE140Fall2011.pdf
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This is the protocol for a short lab exercise you'll perform during your first section. Please read it over before going to section.  184k v. 3 Sep 24, 2011, 12:22 PM Elizabeth Bastiaans
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Heiser1988Unconsciousselectiondomesticatedplants.pdf
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Reading for Section 1 (the Bean Lab). Please read this paper before going to section.  416k v. 2 Aug 9, 2011, 9:28 PM Elizabeth Bastiaans
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StatsPrimerforBio140.doc
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A brief primer on statistics in general, to help you explain your results in your lab reports.  35k v. 2 Aug 13, 2011, 11:35 AM Elizabeth Bastiaans
 Week 2
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DawkinsSelfishGeneCh6.pdf
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Here's your section reading for week 2 (Oct. 3-7). Please read this book chapter and come to section prepared to discuss it.  9434k v. 2 Sep 25, 2011, 11:54 AM Elizabeth Bastiaans
 Week 3
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EthogramAssignmentBIOE140Fall11.pdf
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Here's a description of the assignment the TAs will be introducing this week. Please print out the assignment and take it with you to section. Glancing over the example ethograms before section might also help you determine whether you have questions about the assignment.  81k v. 2 Oct 9, 2011, 2:38 PM Elizabeth Bastiaans
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Langkildeetal2003Rainbowskinkethogram.pdf
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Here's an example of an ethogram from the published scientific literature. You can use this as a reference when making your own ethogram.  34k v. 2 Oct 7, 2011, 3:19 PM Elizabeth Bastiaans
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MacNultyetal2007Wolfethogram.pdf
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Here's another example of an ethogram used for research.  2685k v. 2 Oct 7, 2011, 3:20 PM Elizabeth Bastiaans
 Week 4
Ċ TermPaperHandoutforBIOE140.pdf
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Here's a handout describing the term paper assignment. Your TAs will be focusing primarily on midterm review this week, but you can ask them (or email me) if you have any questions about your term papers.   108k v. 4 Oct 21, 2011, 11:34 AM Elizabeth Bastiaans