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INTEGBI 24 (Spring 2015)

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INTEGBI 24 (Spring 2013)

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Comment: This was a fun freshmen seminar! I would definitely recommend it. It was a unique opportunity to be outside, which was a nice change from the environment at Berkeley. Professor Ackerly is extremely knowledgable, helpful, and approachable.

INTEGBI 153 (Fall 2012)

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68 50 50 86 80

INTEGBI 153 (Fall 2012)

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Comment: Probably the best class I've taken at Cal, material is very interesting and all of the exams and assignments are extremely fair. Ackerly is great at explaining the material in a clear and memorable way.

INTEGBI 153 (Fall 2010)

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73 71 69 75 73

Comment: Lecture's kind of boring, but I thought the topic was really fascinating. Exams were okay, just needed to study more.

INTEGBI 154 (Fall 2013)

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98 84 90 89 93

Comment: I loved Plant Ecology with Professor Ackerly! I initially took this class on a whim because I needed a group 2 class for my IB major and this was the only one with spots left, but it was one of the most enjoyable classes I've taken at Cal. Professor Ackerly was extremely enthusiastic and patient, and presented the material in a way that was easy to understand, yet challenged us to apply the concepts to present day problems that real ecologists face in the field. GSIs were also really helpful. The exams and assignments are very fair: if you know your stuff, you'll do fine!

INTEGBI 154 (Fall 2013)

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83 70 75 80 92

Comment: If plant ecology isn't your thing, Professor Ackerly will convince you otherwise. He is very enthusiastic about his work and teaching which makes learning easy. Lectures were well structured and every class he'd give a handout of the lecture. Exams were straightforward but the grading was a little harsh. They look into the answers with detail so you can't BS them. Other than that discussion included reading a research paper every week and writing a one page (double-spaced) response.