KZO 103 – Advances in Ecology

—- Topics for Winter semester 2020 (in Kokomo room, Tuesdays from 10:45-11:45)

3/11 Intermediate disturbance hypothesis – Hutchinson (Paradox of Plankton 1961) and Miller, A. D., Roxburgh, S. H., & Shea, K. (2011). How frequency and intensity shape diversity–disturbance relationships. Proceedings of the National Academy of sciences, 108(14), 5643-5648.

28/10 – No lecture

20/10 – Authorship in scientific publications (discussion led by Katka) – Potential resources for reading: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4769679/; https://www.pnas.org/content/115/11/2557.short; https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0179956; https://www.mdpi.com/2304-6775/7/3/48

13/10 – Red-queen hypothesis (Matthias W. introduction, Sara FG – paper Rubin, B. E., & Moreau, C. S. (2016). Comparative genomics reveals convergent rates of evolution in ant–plant mutualisms. Nature Communications, 7(1), 1-11.

6/10 – Effective writing in science (https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006379#sec007)

29/9 – Food-webs in container habitats (1) Jenkins, B., Kitching, R. L., & Pimm, S. L. (1992). Productivity, disturbance and food web structure at a local spatial scale in experimental container habitats. Oikos, 249-255. and (2) Romero, G. Q., Marino, N. A., MacDonald, A. A. M., Céréghino, R., Trzcinski, M. K., Mercado, D. A., … & Dézerald, O. (2020). Extreme rainfall events alter the trophic structure in bromeliad tanks across the Neotropics. Nature communications, 11(1), 1-8.

22/9 – Data management (led by David Diez Mendez)

15/9 – Janzen & Conell Hypothesis (1) Herbivores and the number of tree species in tropical forest (Amelia) and (2) Do pathogens limit the distribution of tropical trees across a rainfall gradient? (Honza Kollross)

8/9 – Figures in scientific publications