Reading Assignments

The following table summarizes all of the readings you are responsible for completing for each lecture on the date indicated.  Some students find it helpful to do the readings again after the material is covered. Readings are listed on the days that lectures are likely to start.  Three types of required readings are included:

(1) [page numbers] in bold from Biology of the Invertebrates, 5th ed.*, by Jan A. Pechenik.  "Research Focus Boxes" are not included in the assignment unless specified (see below).  Starting and/or ending text is included in quotes with the page numbers if the sections to be read might be ambiguous;

(2) Research Focus Box #s from the Pechenik text;

(3) selected supplementary readings [SR], which are available as .pdf files at the SR link

* Note: use these page numbers only if you have the 5th edition (green cover) of the textbook.  If you are using the 4th edition, you must convert the page numbers.  This page may be useful, though it has not been kept up-to-date.

** Dates are tentative--check notes on lecture page to see which unit is assigned for a given date.

 

Wk

Date**

Unit and Reading assignment*

 

 

 

1

Jan 10 R

1. Classification [5-16, 21-23 (how...pages), 23-26 (cladistics...text)]

 

 

2. Protozoa [33-34 (…2), 36-39 (Contractile…slowly)], Porifera [75-85], [SR]

 

 

 

15 T

3. Cnidaria [97-119], Box 6.1

 

17 R

Ctenophora [131-4 (...pores)]

 

 

 

3

22 T

4. Flatworms [143-9 (...capacity)], Nemerteans [195-202 (...possible)]

 

24 R

5. Cavities [8], hydrostats [93-5], Nematodes [417-21, 429-30]

 

 

 

4

29 T

6. Annelids [285-93 (...feeding), 314 (circulatory...annelid)], Box 11.1

 

31 R

Echiurans, Siboglinids [308-11 (Class...female), 295-9], Sipunculans [314-17]

 

 

 

5

 Feb 5 T

7. Parasites [149-62, 189-91, 438,], Box 8.1 [SR]

 

7 R

8. Molluscs [207-30], Box 12.1

 

 

 

6

12 T

9. Molluscs [230-61], Box 12.3

 

14 R

Molluscs (cont.)

 

 

 

7

19 T

10. Arthropods [329-39] & [SR]

 

21 R

Arthropods (cont.) [358-67] & [SR]

 

 

 

8

26 R

11. Barnacles! [373-376 (…water)] & [SR]

 

 28 T

12. Echinoderms [485-508] & [SR

 

 

 

9

Mar 5 T

---spring break---

 

7 R

---spring break---

 

 

 

10

12 T

Echinoderms (cont.)

 

14 R

13. Hemichordates [513-20] & Urochordates [523-31]

 

 

 

11

19 T

14. Lophophorates and Kamptozoans [461-479]

 

21 R

15. Chelicerates/Uniramians [339-353], Tardigrades [408-10], Box 14.1

 

 

 

12

26 T

Taxonomic lectures (cont.)

 

28 R

16. History and phylogeny [17-21, 26-28], Box 11.1 & [SR]

 

 

 

13

Apr 2 T

17. Mechanisms [SR]

 

4 R

18. Modular growth: Box 19.1 & [SR]

 

 

 

14

9 T

19. Sex and larval biology [539-565], Box 23.1

 

11 R

20. Physical biology [1-4] & [SR]

 

 

 

15

16 T

21. Box 14.3, [439-442], Chaetognatha [449-455, Box 18.1] & [SR]

 

18 R

22. Conservation issues [SR]

 

 


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