Interviews

  • New set of Interviews:  On Tuesday February 11 from 10 to noon at COH, at the long Marine Lab.  See you there!
  • We will have an information session on Tuesday, Jan 14,  evening at 6:30 pm in the COH classroom at the long marine lab
  • Interviews will be held on Thursday, January 16, at 10 am, in the COH library at the long marine lab.
interviews only last 3 minutes but there are lots of students, so if you arrive anytime between 10 and 12, it is okay.
  • BioE 159/159L Marine Ecology Field Quarter is a course that combines 4 modules including a field component into a quarter-long lecture-field course that is split between UCSC campus and a field station. The course is offered every other year. Students are not allowed to concurrently enroll in any other courses. Biology 159 “Marine Biology Field Quarter integrates 4 courses (159A, 159B, 159C and 159D) into a quarter-long lecture-field course that is split between UCSC campus and a field station. Students are required to take all the courses, totaling 19 credits, in what essentially would be an immersion study. The lecture and lab courses that comprise Biology 159 are:
  1. Fish Biology (5 credits)
  2. Temperate and Sub-Tropical Marine Ecology (5 credits)
  3. Field Ecology (5 credits)
  4. Field Ecology Lab (4 credits)
  • The intent of this course (the combined sequence of 5 courses) is to provide a quarter of ecological and biological immersion for very motivated students. The structure of the course (19 units – no other classes) was designed to provide a quarter’s worth of credit (so that students did not get behind), and limit distraction from other courses. Why field classes? – The involvement in field research in the marine environment is amenable to this sort of course. The relative isolation of field sites will cause the students to concentrate more completely on their studies. In addition, both Bernardi and Raimondi have experience working subtidally in the field, – so the logistic constraints and benefits of working there are known.

Grades

The marine ecology test (group test) and the experimental design test have been graded. The Answer key for the midterm and the scores for both tests are on the website (see instructions below). A couple of points of explanation.

Group test
1) Your score is associated with your student ID number
2) All people in the group received the same score.
3) Each of the 6 questions had 4 graded parts. The points available are at the top of the sheet
4) compare the key to your test
5) If you have questions about the scoring – you should ask me.
6) The mean score was 88%

Design test
1) Your score is associated with your student ID number
2) Each of the 4 questions had a series of graded parts. The points available are at the top of the sheet
3) If you have questions about the scoring – you should ask me.
4) I am not providing the key yet, because you have the opportunity to revise your test. If you choose to revise it, the corrections are due June 3. When making corrections add them directly to the test you turned in but put the corrections in a different color. Remember you are welcome to use any resources in revising the test.
5) The mean score was 80%

 

Welcome back to SC

Welcome back! We cant wait to hear about your adventures. Here is an
update on the rest of the class. As you know there are no scheduled
class meetings until June 6th, which is when final presentation will be
done (10 am – when we finish). However I am setting up individual
meetings with groups that want help with their stats or presentations.
Also I want to let you know about other dates of interest.

May 28. Everyone will be back by this point and I will return both the
group test and the experimental design test
June 3: revisions to the experimental design test are due (if you choose
to revise it).
June 3: planned trip to Cal Academy
June 6: presentations 10am on
June 11th final project papers are due (on paper per group)

You can sign up for times to meet with me using this doodle