Fall 2007

Course Control Numbers: ERG 27462, ESPM 30297, IB 44290

Lectures: 360 Wellman, Tuesdays 12:30-2:00

Lab Facility: 3056 VLSB, Thursdays 12:30-2:00.

Required Text: Otto and Day, 2007. A Biologist’s Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution, Princeton UP.

Recommended for MATLAB users: Hahn and Valentine, 2007. Essential MATLAB for Engineers and Scientists (3rd Ed.), Elsevier.

Recommended for R users: Venables and Smith, 2007. An Introduction to R (download free at cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-intro.pdf)

Course outline (pdf file):

Lab Assignments (each covers 2-3 weeks of material):



Grades will be based on the cumulative performance on 6 lab assignments handed in to meet the deadline, which is 12:00 noon on day indicated in Course Outline (late assignments will not be graded without prior permission for an extension) Each assignment covers 2-3 weeks of material, involves the production of text, equations and figures and should be emailed to the instructor as a PDF file. Each assignment will receive a score from 1-4 (1:very good-excellent, 2:satisfactory-good, 3: poor or deficient, 4:no assignment-unacceptable effort level) and grades will be assigned according the following cumulative scores: A+:6-7, A:8-9, A-:10-11; B+:12-13, B:14-16, C:17-18, Fail>18.