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Listed below are all of the downloadable PDF's from Jim's Section of the quarter:

2nd Mid-Term Review

Writing Assignment Page

Lecture Powerpoints (.pdf)

Lecture 1: FOOD WEBS—INDIRECT EFFECTS AND TROPHIC CASCADES

Lecture 2: COMMUNITIES

Lecture 3: ECOSYSTEMS

Lecture 4: DIVERSITY

Lecture 5: RESILIENCE & STABILITY

Lecture 6: CONNECTIVITY

Lecture 7: EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY

Lecture 8: PALEOECOLOGY

Lecture 9: CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT

 

Assigned Reading:

Week 1:

Estes et al. 1998. Killer Whale Predation on Sea Otters Linking Oceanic and Nearshore Ecosystem. Science 282:473-476.

Bascompte et al. 2005. Interaction Strength Combinations and the Overfishing of a Marine Food Web. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences102:5443-5447.

Week 2:

Coale et al. 1996. A massive phytoplankton bloom inducedby an ecosystem-scale iron fertilization experiment in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Nature 383:495-501.

Tilman et al. 2001. Diversity and Productivity in a Long-Term Grassland Experiment. Science 294:843-845.

Week 3:

Scheffer et al. 2001. Catastrophic shifts in ecosystems. Nature 413:591-596.

Croll et al. 2005. Introduced Predators Transform Subarctic Islands from Grassland to Tundra. Science 307:1959-1961.

Week 4:

Schoener 2011. The Newest Synthesis: Understanding the Interplay of Evolutionary and Ecological Dynamics. Science 331:426-429.

Gill et al. PleistoceneMegafaunal Collapse, Novel Plant Communities, and Enhanced Fire Regimes in North America. Science 326:1100-1103.