Physiology & Cell Biology of Marine Organisms
- The specific schedule appears at the link below. You can also view what we did last fall to get some ideas!
- Each student will review a paper that was recently published (2011 or later) and which is relevant to the subject matter of this course. The paper must be approved by the instructor no later than Oct 5.
- Presentation will be scheduled by the instructor (see below), but students with approved topics may select a date on a first come, first served basis (email timestamp). A date will be assigned after the topic has been approved, a title for the presentation submitted (title should NOT be the same as the title of the paper), and a discussion leader identified.
- Compose a 10 minute presentation in PowerPoint format explaining the salient points of the paper. Other research papers will also inform the topic.
- Another student will lead a discussion with the class, who will have read the paper, on its strengths and weaknesses.
- Presentations will begin on Oct 13.
- Here are some suggestions for journals that tend to have a good variety of relevant papers.
But clearly, there are many others.
- Biological Bulletin
- Journal of Experimental Biology
- Journal of Comparative Physiology
- Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
- DISCUSSION LEADERS - points of discussion
- Did the authors answer the question(s) that they posed?
- Did the authors set up the experiments appropriately?
- Given the results, what would you do differently?
Class Assignment Schedule (send me an email to sign up for a time, first come, first served after your topic has been approved; this email must contain the name of the person who will lead the discussion, the title of your presentation, and the citation of the publication you will use.)