Laboratory Sessions
1. Skull morphology; keying mammal skulls; dissecting barn owl pellets; powerpoint
2. Analysis of barn owl pellets;  data; journal article
3. What is Biodiversity?  Spiders as exemplars of the biodiversity concept.  Lab handoutPowerpointResults Table.
4. Climate change and phenology; handout; data spreadsheet
5. Population Genetics:  Diversity within versus diversity among populations.  Lab handout. Powerpoint. Be sure to grasp gel electrophoresis.
6. Habitat Loss and Fragmentation.  Lab HandoutPowerpoint.
Chapter 3:  Why is Biodiversity Important?

IUCN Redlist

Values Assessment:

For IUCN categories and criteria click here; read P 17-26 at a minimum

Paragraph two, instead of Under "Select one or more countries", choose "other search options"

  • from the menu at the left, click on location; by using the check boxes, select the place you wish to investigate; when you've got it narrowed down, be sure to click on the red arrow to select that choice
  • from the menu, select assessment; choose endangered and higher categories; be sure to click on the red arrow

Evaluating Why Species are Important

  • from the menu, select threats; as per instructions in the lab book on p. 24.
    • p. 24 Change "under Major Threat Types" to Threats
Age and Growth of Fish
Preparing Study Specimens of Mammals