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Orientation 29.8.2013 54279 Special courses in variable topics ( palaeontology )

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  1. Orientation29.8.201354279 Specialcourses in variabletopics (palaeontology)

  2. Introduction to statisticalpaleobiology • Doc Lee Hsiang Liow • 4.9.2013: Wed 13.15 - 16.00 C108, Physicum • 9.9.2013: Mon 12.15 - 14.00 remote online/video teaching (Exactum A114, video room) • 11.9.2013: Wed 12.15 - 14.00 • 16.9.2013: Mon 12.15 - 14.00 • 18.9.2013: Wed 12.15 - 14.00 • 2.10.2013: Wed 13.15 - 16.00 C108, Physicum • (2 cr ) • Evaluation: Writing assignments, each lecture excercises • Writing a Wikipedia entry for a selected narrow paleobiology theme (non quantitative)

  3. Introduction to statisticalpaleobiology • questions in paleobiology • interconnectivity among biology, paleontology, geology and climate science • history of “quantitative paleobiology” • why quantification is important • what are models and why there are differences between mathematical and statistical models • the importance of models (and comparison to hypothesis testing) • why bother with confidence intervals (an illustration)

  4. 54279 Themecourse: Naturalhistory of vertebrates • MSc Mikko Haaramo, • period 1, 9.9–20.10.2013, • 4 cr • Mon and Fri 10–12, (C108, 20 students) • Evaluation: 1 credit presence, 3 credits final examination.

  5. Naturalhistory of vertebrates • 1. Origin of Vertebrates and Evolution of Jawless Vertebrates. • 2. Origin and Evolution of Jawed Fishes. • 3. Transfer to Land – Evolution of Amphibians. • 4. Farewell to Water –Origin and Early Evolution of Amniotes. • 5. Seamonsters – The Great Marine Amniotes of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Oceans. • 6. Scaled Brotherhood – Mesozoic Small Reptiles. • 7. Dragons of the Land – Evolution of Archosauria. • 8. Dragons of the Air – Evolution of Flight in Vertebrates. • 9. Ears, Whiskers and Milk – the Origin and Evolution of Synapsid Amniotes and Mesozoic Mammals. • 10. Empire Established – Evolution of Therian Mammals from the Late Jurassic to the Present Day.

  6. 54279: Mammalian dietevolution • PhD Diana Pushkina • 23.9–3.12.2013, Tue 12–14, C108 (15 students), • periods 1–2, 22.10 no lectures • 4 cr • Evolution and diet • demonstrations and practical works • Evaluation: 2 credits for exam based on lectures and suggested material, 1 credit for essay, 1 cr for presence.

  7. Mammalian dietevolution • mammalian diet change through time and methods studying it, early and modern human diet and environment • Introduction to mammalian teeth and digestive systems, • the main features and basic differences between major groups, • how they are related to diets and environment.

  8. Mammalian dietevolution • 24.9 Lecture 1.Basic ideas, Introduction to mammals, osteology • 01.10 Lecture 2.Introduction to teeth, morphology • 08.10 Lecture 3.Demonstration, skulls, teeth • 15.10 Lecture 4. Methods: teeth as proxy to environment: morphology (hypsodonty, crown type), structure (mesowear, microwear, GISWear), chemistry (isotope analysis) • 29.10 Lecture 5.Diet and digestive system in mammals • 05.11 Lecture 6.Early mammal diets, carnivory and carnivores • 12.11 Lecture 7. Evolution of herbivory and herbivores, omnivory • 19.11 Lecture 8. Primate diets, early hominine and human diet • 26.11 Lecture 9. Homo changing environments, diets, change in human diets over time • 03.12 Lecture 10. Human substinence and evolutionary nutrition (fossil versus modern)

  9. 54050 FossilRecognition • Lectures and practicals • Prof. Fortelius • 15.1.2014 - 14.5.2014: (3 cr) BSC-level • Tue 14.15 - 16.00 B121, Exactum • Practicals: Fossil Recognition • 18.1.2014 - 10.5.2014: Fri 10.15 - 12.00 C108, Physicum

  10. 54261 Advancedseminar in palaeobiology and palaeoclimatology • Prof. Mikael Fortelius, Prof. Heikki Seppä, PhD Anu Kaakinen, • 13.1–24.2.2014 and 10.3–14.4.2014, Mon 12–14, (C108, 20), 2-4 cr • Previous topics: Miocene-Pliocene transition, Mass extinctions • Evaluation: presence 1 cr, presentation 2 credits, essay 1cr

  11. 54279 Allaboutteeth • Lectures and labs: • Prof. Mikael Fortelius, • 31.3–4.4.2014 and 14.4–16.4.2014, 4 cr • Mon 10–12, • Tue and Wed 10–16, • Thu 10–14, and • Fri 12–14, • (C108, 20)

  12. WELCOME!