March 2018
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PowerPoint Slides

All handouts are PDF copies of the PowerPoint slides showed during lecture and are in ALPHABETICAL order, they are not necessarily in chronological order, so please check the class schedule to find out what chapter each handout corresponds to class or study for every test. If the class schedule changes during the semester, the topics for each test will be announced in the last class right before the exam's day. If you cannot download a study guide or open it in your computer, see the Frequently Asked Questions, which can also be reached from the link available on the right bar of the website.

General Biology

Marine Biology

Human Biology
















































































General Biology Handouts

Animals (updated)

ATP and Energy, Enzymes (updated!)

Cells, structure and function, cellular transport (updated!)

Cellular Respiration, burning the fuel of life (updated!)

Cell division: Mitosis & the cell cycle, cancer, stem cells (updated!)

Cell division: Meiosis & Sex cells generation. Chromosomes & sex determination (updated!)

Chemistry (basic or inorganic), water properties, pH (updated!)

Chemistry (organic), The molecules of life (updated!)

DNA. RNA. Protein synthesis-from genes to proteins (updated)

Ecology, intro, populations & human impacts (updated)

Ecology, community & ecosystems (updated)

Evolution & Natural Selection (updated)

Fungi (updated)

Genetics: (patterns of inheritance) (updated)

Plants (updated)

Photosynthesis, making the fuel of life (updated!)

Prokaryotes & Protista (The Evolution of Microbial Life) (updated)

Organ Systems: Urinary, Respiratory, Circulatory, Digestive (updated)

Organ Systems: Immune (updated)

Organ Systems: Endocrine (hormones) (updated)

Species concepts, Reproductive barriers, Speciation mechanisms, taxonomy (updated)

The Scientific Method. Variables, Graphing & Introduction to biology (updated!)



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Marine Biology Handouts

Lecture 1: What is biology, Marine biology and Sci Method (updated)

Lecture 2: Geological oceanography: the sea floor (updated)

Lecture 3: Physical oceanography: tides, currents, waves (updated)

Lecture 4: Chemical oceanography: water properties (updated)

Lecture 5 & 6: Basics of biology PART 1 and PART 2 (updated)

Lecture 7: Life in the sea 1: The microbial world (updated)

Lecture 8: Life in the sea 2: Seaweeds and Plants (updated)

Lecture 9: Animal body plans

Lecture 10: Life in the sea 3: Invertebrates (updated)

Lecture 11: Life in the sea 4: Vertebrates1 - Fish (updated)

Lecture 12: Life in the sea 5: Vertebrates 2 - Marine tetrapods (updated)

Lecture 13: Ecology,types of communities and ecosystems (updated)

Lecture 14: Marine ecosystems 1: Intertidal

Lecture 15: Marine ecosystems 2: Continental shelf

Lecture 16: Marine ecosystems 3: Epipelagic

Lecture 17: Marine ecosystems 4: Estuaries

Lecture 18: Marine ecosystems 5: Coral Reefs

Lecture 19: Marine ecosystems 6: Deep-sea

Lecture 20: Marine ecosystems 7: Polar Regions

Lecture 21: Impact of Humans, Pollution

Lecture 22: El Niño phenomenon and weather

Lecture 23: Global Warming questionnaire

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Human Biology Handouts

Body organization

Body Cell division, Mitosis, cancer


Cellular respiration

Chemistry, From atoms to water. Water and life

Chemistry, molecules of life

Circulatory system_heart and vessels

Circulatory system_blood

Digestive system and Nutrition

DNA and RNA: From genes to proteins

Ecosystems & human interferences

Endocrine system: glands and hormones


Genetics, Mendel and patterns of inheritance

Human Evolution and Natural Selection

Lymphatic and Immune system

Muscular system

Nervous system

Population Ecology & human impacts

Properties of life & levels of biological organization, Scientific Method

Respiratoty Systems

Reproductive system


Sex cells generation: Meiosis, chromosomes and sex determination

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