April 25, 2013

Final project schedule and Extra Credit Homework #9

Homework #9 is posted here - its Extra Credit and due next Tuesday. Here are the Final Project presentation times we decided in class. If you don't have a time to present - leave a comment on this post!

Tuesday, Apr 30
11:00 Miriam
11:15 Karen/Erin
11:30 Christian
11:45 Kelsey

Thursday, May 2
11:00 Zane
11:15 Eric
11:30 George
11:45 Jorelle/Silvia
12:00 Beatriz/Arielle
12:15 Liying
12:00 Yixin

(Shun-zhi is taking an incomplete due to injury...)
Joao & Natalie missed their presentation slots - Please get in contact with me if you guys want to make up your presentations before class ends!

Tuesday, May 7
10:00 Lesley
10:15 Liz
10:30 Bernice
10:45 Aase
11:00 Nica
11:15 Maegan/Kate
11:30 Elliot/Maia
11:45 Nick
12:00 Annie/Sarah
12:15 Tabitha
12:30 Claire
12:45 Adam/Kendall
1:00 Peace/Asia/Brittany
1:15 Ariel C
1:30 Rochelle
1:45 Thomas

One more thing - before class wraps up, I just wanted to remind everyone of the rules to get credit for observations in class assignments (except for a few exceptions like the Botany homework where I said planted observations were OK). Your observations must:
1) be wild/naturalized
2) be identified to some taxon (can be coarse, Kingdom etc.)
3) have photo(s)
4) be georeferenced and be accurate to at least 1km
5) have a date
6) be in the Geo171 project - to quickly add these go to your observations and click 'Batch Edit', Select All, Add to Project
If your observations don't meet these criteria - its not too late to fix them!

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April 13, 2013

Homework #8 & Pseudo-FieldTrip (San Gregorio Beach)

Homework #8 is posted here.

Also tomorrow (Saturday) morning the San Mateo Audobon Chapter is leading an iNat fieldtrip to San Gregorio State Beach about 1 hr south of San Francisco Sat, April 13, 8:00am – 1:00pm

They are meeting at 8:00am at San Gregorio State Beach. I don't think I can go, but you guys are welcome to go if you're interested and Ken-ichi Ueda (who you guys met the first day of class) is driving from Berkeley Saturday morning and can give you a ride to the fieldtrip and back to Glen Park BART (you'll have to BART back to Berkeley) if you need a ride. You can email him at kueda at inaturalist.org or leave a comment on this post.

Have a great weekend!

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March 29, 2013

Homework #7 & Spring extra credit

I hope everyone is having a great Spring Break! I've posted Homework #7 and the
Spring Break Extra Credit. Homework #7 is a brief proposal for your final project. Spring Extra Credit essentially involves getting outside and seeing some nature! We had a great FieldTrip to Jasper Ridge, thanks to those who came!

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March 23, 2013

Jasper Ridge Fieldtrip - 10am Sunday

Hi guys -
Can you make it to Jasper Ridge on Sunday at 10am? If so let me know by leaving a comment. Lets meet at the Eucalyptus circle at 9am if you need a ride. If you can drive also let me know - if enough people can drive I'll meet you at the Preserve gate at 10, if not I'll be at the Eucalyptus circle to help drive at 9. Thanks!

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March 13, 2013

Homework #6 posted (Due March 21st)

Homework #6 is posted here - its not due till March 21st but you may need the weekend to find these plants. Also Lectures are posted through today for those of you who have missed class. I hope you enjoy Will Luddington's lecture Thursday and I'll see you all next Tuesday!

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Homework #5 posted!

Homework #5 (Due Thursday) is posted here

Also - here's a pic from the Pillar point fieldtrip - thanks to all who came!

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March 06, 2013

Pillar Point Fieldtrip on Thursday

If you can come meet at the West Circle by the Eucalyptus tree at 11am. Leave a comment here if you plan on coming so we know who to look for and indicate if you are a driver.

I'll meet you guys at Pillar Point since I'm coming from SF unless we need more drivers. We'll plan to meet in the parking lot (map below) at noon, but if you get delayed and want to head to the tidepools follow the path from the parkinglot which curves around the base of the cliff to the right to the big rocky tidepool area. Call me 415-278-1220 if you get lost.

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Here are the other Cal Academy Pillar Point days March 30, 31, & April 1, May 10, May 25-29, June 9-11, June 23 & June 24

Here's a link to Pillar Point tidetables

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February 23, 2013

Homework #4

Homework #4 is posted here - happy hunting!

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February 21, 2013

Trip to Tilden after Thursday's Class

Hey class, Meagan is organizing a trip to Tilden Park tomorrow right after class in hopes of scoping out some moist evergreen and chaparral species. She has an extra 3-4 spaces in her car and plans to be back on campus by 5. Let her know by leaving a comment here if you want to join.

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February 18, 2013

Pepperwood Fieldtrip report

Thanks to everyone who came to Pepperwood today - I really enjoyed the hike! Here's a link to what we saw.

It was a bit dry for newts but Beatriz found this one under a log - we found others breeding in a pond.

We took a shortcut Michael the Preserve manager told us about to cut some distance off our 6-mile loop. Here we are crossing Redwood Creek.

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