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2 Doc Lee Hsiang Liow : Wed C108, Physicum : Mon remote online/video teaching (Exactum A114, video room) : Wed : Mon : Wed : Wed C108, Physicum (2 cr ) Evaluation: Writing assignments, each lecture excercises Writing a Wikipedia entry for a selected narrow paleobiology theme (non quantitative)

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

5 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 PhD Diana Pushkina 23.9– , Tue 12–14, C108 (15 students), periods 1–2, 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 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 24.9 Lecture Lecture 1. Basic ideas, Introduction to mammals, osteology Lecture Lecture 2. Introduction to teeth, morphology Lecture Lecture 3. Demonstration, skulls, teeth Lecture Lecture 4. Methods: teeth as proxy to environment: morphology (hypsodonty, crown type), structure (mesowear, microwear, GISWear), chemistry (isotope analysis) Lecture Lecture 5. Diet and digestive system in mammals Lecture Lecture 6. Early mammal diets, carnivory and carnivores Lecture Lecture 7. Evolution of herbivory and herbivores, omnivory Lecture Lecture 8. Primate diets, early hominine and human diet Lecture Lecture 9. Homo changing environments, diets, change in human diets over time Lecture Lecture 10. Human substinence and evolutionary nutrition (fossil versus modern)

9 Lectures and practicals Prof. Fortelius : (3 cr) BSC-level Tue B121, Exactum Practicals: Fossil Recognition : Fri C108, Physicum

10 Prof. Mikael Fortelius, Prof. Heikki Seppä, PhD Anu Kaakinen, 13.1– and 10.3– , 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 Lectures and labs: Prof. Mikael Fortelius, 31.3– and 14.4– , 4 cr Mon 10–12, Tue and Wed 10–16, Thu 10–14, and Fri 12–14, (C108, 20)

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