QUATERNARY PALYNOLOGY AND PLANT MACROFOSSILS
GEOS/ANTH 481/581
SPRING, 2002, Tu Th 12:30-1:45 Gld-S 211

581. Quaternary Palynology and Plant Macrofossils (2-4) II Theory and techniques of identification and interpretation of pollen, spores, seeds, leaves, and wood of plants from sediment of lakes, marshes, caves, and archeological sites. P, Ecol. 472. (Identical with Anth. 581). Tu Th 9:30-10:45 Gould-Simpson 203, 302. Owen K. Davis 621-7953, -6024.
DATE TOPIC READING INTERNET SUPPLEMENTS
Jan 10 Introduction to Palynology Kapp p. 1-6, 25-32 INTRODUCTION
Jan 15 17 Pollen Classes Kapp p. 10-11, 33-40 CLASSES     Lab
Jan 22 24 Pollen Sculpture Kapp p. 12-15 SCULPTURE     Lab
Jan 29 31 Pollen Structure Kapp p. 7-12 STRUCTURE     Lab
Feb 5 7 Surface Samples Davis, 1995 SURFACE SAMPLES     Lab
Feb 12 14 Production & Dispersal Kapp p. 20-24 PRODUCTION & DISPERSAL
Feb 19 21 Pollen Diagrams Kapp p. 15-19 Diagram Presentations
Feb 26 28 Plotting Diagrams   Tilia Exercise PRESERVATION
Mar 5 7 Plotting Diagrams   Tilia Exercise Contd. EXTRACTION
Mar 12 14 (** Spring Vacation **)    
Mar 19 21 Numerical Techniques   CONISS Exercise   ANALOG Exercise
Mar 26 28 Intro., Macrofossils (Lab Practical)  Drawings Photos
Apr 2 4 Conifer Needles Handout  External  Internal Anatomy
Apr 9 11 Conifer Cones Handout   Female Cones   Male Cones
Apr 16 18 Seeds and Fruits Handout    Seeds & Fruits
Apr 23 25 Wood Morphology Handout    Wood Anatomy
Apr 30 Review (Lab Practical)  

Wood Sections

TEXT
Kapp, R.O., Davis, O.K., and King, J.E. 2000. Ronald O. Kapp's Pollen and Spores, Second Edition. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists 279 p.

FIELD TRIP:
Saturday, March 30, Mt Lemmon. Depart 8:00 Gould-Simpson Parking Lot

GRADES: (Attendance Required)
  • 2 UNITS: attend all classes & field trip, take practicals (300 pts. total).
  • 3 UNITS: (requirements for 2 units) + count 3 pollen samples & tabulate data (50 pts.) + hand in illustrations for 2 macrofossil units (50 pts.) due 10:00 AM 5/1/01 (400 pts. total).
  • 4 UNITS: (requirements for 2 units) + count 6 pollen samples & tabulate data (100 pts.) + hand in illustrations for all 4 macrofossil units (100 pts.) due 10:00 AM 5/1/01 (500 pts. total).
      lab practicals (200)
      field trip (100)
      hand-in material (100 or 200).
    A: >= 90% , B: = 89-80% , C: = 79-70%
CHEATING
DON'T DO IT!!! Cheating is any attempt to represent someone else's work (on exams, quizzes, extra credit reports) as your own. Cheating can result in a failing grade for this course and may result in your expulsion from the University refer to The Code of Academic Conduct (http://w3.arizona.edu/~studpubs/handbook/policyframe.html). We work on an honors system. If you observe cheating during an exam or quiz, please discreetly inform the instructor by a written message. Your report will be held strictly confidential.

OWEN K. DAVIS, Professor, Geosciences
Office: Gould Simpson 344, Ph 621-7953, palynolo@geo.arizona.edu
Office Hrs: MW 1-2:00 GS 344, F 1-2:00 ILC