Microbial Food Webs

Richard A. Snyder

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rsnyder@uwf.edu

 

Grading is based on class discussion preparation and participation (50%)

and a paper written as a research proposal in NSF format (50%).

 

Class #

Week of

Topic

1

 

Introduction

2

 

Bacterial Growth & Starvation

3

 

Measuring Bacterial Growth and Activity

4

 

Bacterial Distribution and Diversity

5

 

Bacterial Growth Substrates in the Environment

6

 

Attached Bacteria/Biofilms

7

 

Viruses

8

 

Protist Distribution and Diversity

9

 

No Topic, Papers Due

10

 

Protist Feeding Mechanisms

11

 

Protist - Bacteria Interactions

12

 

Measuring Bacterivory

13

 

Mineralization Processes-Nutrient dynamics

14

 

Protist Omnivores and Herbivores

15

 

Predation on Protists