Lecture Notes

Notes are available for selected lectures below.

LEC # TOPICS LECTURE NOTES
1 Introduction: what is ecology? ( PDF)
3 How to be alive/thermodynamics of life

( PDF - 1.3MB)

Redox handout ( PDF)

Photosynthesis handout ( PDF)

4 CI lecture: getting started with the term project ( PDF) (Courtesy of Harlan Breindel. Used with permission.)
5-6 Primary productivity I and II ( PDF)
7 Biogeochemical cycles ( PDF)
10 Limiting factors and Redfield ( PDF)
11 Ecosystem experiments/geoengineering ( PDF)
12 Secondary productivity/food webs ( PDF)
13 Population growth

Introduction ( PDF)

Slides ( PDF)

14 Chemostats/life tables

( PDF)

Chemostat handout ( PDF)

17 Competition and the niche ( PDF)
18 Predation/symbiosis/mutualism ( PDF)

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