Note that this schedule is subject to changes. Check back frequently for updates.
Tues, Feb 16, Thurs, Feb 18
We will meet on ZOOM for the first week for an introduction to the course and to Tropical Marine Biology.
Tues, Thurs, 12:00pm-1:45pm. See Canvas for the Zoom Link.
Web Domain: Set up a ‘domain of your own’ website. You have two options. Option 1: Go to the KSC Open: Domain of One’s Own page to get started with getting a domain from KSC Open if you don’t have one already. Option 2: Set up your website using wordpress.com. Read the Pro’s and Con’s of the two options here.
Twitter: Set up a twitter account (see the details for how on the Twitter and the personal learning network page). We will use the #KSCMarineBio hashtag for the course, but also tag with #KSCBio. If you are already set up with these items, please help a classmate who is not. If you are a twitter pro by now, tweet some ideas for what you are most looking forward to learning and doing this semester.
Pressbooks: Read the introduction in a A Student’s Guide to Tropical Marine Biology, 1st ed.
Tues, Feb 23, Thurs, Feb 25
Read through the basic set up of the Student’s Guide. Then read the reviews here and start to plan which pieces you might want to add or edit. Marine Zones and Water Properties.
Tues, Mar 2, Thurs, Mar 4
Locate resources in your project groups for Pressbook, 2nd edition. Put the link to the resources you are finding in your project group work google document, choose one or two to annotate with your group for this week. Add your link to project google doc in the class project group sheet.
Practice annotating: Why Mangroves Matter
Practice annotating: Distribution and drivers of global mangrove forest change (1996-2010)
Tues, Mar 9, Thurs, Mar 11
Reviewing some basic principles of ecology and evolution.
Project group work
Tues, Mar 16, Thurs, Mar 18
Introduction to Mangroves and Seagrasses
Twitter chats, blog posts, hypothes.is and more. Topics decided by class.
Tues, Mar 23, Thurs, Mar 25
Biodiversity of coral reefs and associated habitats, Major Invertebrate Phyla
Tues, Mar 30, Thurs, Apr 1
INDIVIDUAL CHECK IN APPOINTMENTS on Tuesday – SIGN UP HERE
Tues, Apr 6, Thurs, Apr 8
Biodiversity: Poriferans, Cnidarians, Annelids, Arthropods
Tues, Apr 13, Thurs Apr 15
Biodiversity: Molluscs, Echinoderms, Chordates
Peer Review on Hypothes.is
On THURS, April 15 – LIVE HYDRA and PLANKTON
Tues, Apr 20, Thurs Apr 22
Biodiversity: Coral Reef Fish: diversity, color, morphology, structure, function and evolution
Reef fish reproduction and community structure.
Tues, Apr 27, Thurs Apr 29
Environmental Threats to Coral Reefs
Project Group Check ins
Tues, May 4, Thurs May 6
Approaches to Reef Conservation
Watch the documentary Chasing Coral
Tues, May 11, Thurs May 13
Continued project work
Tues, May 18, Thurs May 20
Final Editing of the Pressbook