Study Guide for ECOL 406R with Professor Bonine at UA
Study Guide for ECOL 406R with Professor Bonine at UA
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Bonine and Gerst ECOL 406R506R Fall 2005 Conservation Biology 07 December 2005 Final Exam 150 points on Tuesday 13 December 2005 in BSW 210 from 11001300h The nal will be cumulative please review your previous study questions and exams Questions from this last portion of the course will likely be more detailed than questions from earlier material Your exam will take place in two parts The first will be a typical individual exam which should take you about 75 minutes The second part will be about 20 minutes in groups of four students on a short set of additional questions See your syllabus for grading details Suggested Review Topics for nal course lecture material Please review your readings including VanDyke text chapters 1012 and lecture notes for new material through 06 December 15 November Role Playing Debate 1 How would you describe in one sentence for each the major point of view of each of the four groupspersonalities represented in this exercise 2 What makes for effective representation of a given point of view 22 November 2005 Professional Panel 3 What three groups were represented How would you say they each differed in their importance or relevance to conservation biology 4 What two pieces of information were most useful to you from this exercise 29 November 2005 Shifting Baselines Conservation Practices 5 Define and explain the concept of shifting baselines 6 Describe three ways that you as an individual can promote conservation 7 How would you define ecosystem and ecosystem management Justify your answers 8 What are three or four likely factors that an organization like TNC would take into account when how to spend their time and money among various projects 9 Can you provide one pro and one con of leaving the management of conservation areas for later 10 How are course and fine filters both relevant to question 8 above 11 What are the three areas set up in most Biosphere Reserves How does human impact supposedly differ among those three areas 12 Are you in favor of a Sonoran Desert National Park that would encompass many parts of Organ Pipe National Monument Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and the Goldwater Air Force Range Why or why not 13 Identify three threats facing the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands How would you propose alleviating some of those threats 14 Are sea cucumbers very abundant in the depths of the oceans 01 December 2005 Creativity Project Exhibit 15 16 17 Bonine and Gerst ECOL 406R506R Fall 2005 Some have argued that nger painting aka creative projects like ours has no place in Conservation Biology Do you agree or disagree Why Others have argued that nger painting is okay but science and research need to come rst Do you agree or disagree Why How can we improve education and awareness of conservation issues in the general population 06 December 2005 Economics 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Suerte Where will most of the human population growth on the planet take place in the next 50100 years Brie y describe the demographic transition Where do Nigeria the US and Germany fall in this continuum What information does an agestructure diagram provide Explain the IPAT model Is this a useful way to think about the important factors that impact the environment How does technology cut both ways How does af uence perhaps cut both ways What is the 2quotd Law of Thermodynamics Why is this relevant to a discussion of economics and economic theory De ne extemality and give three examples Explain what is meant by throughput in the context of economic growth vs economic sustainability What effect do you think an environmental tax as opposed to an income tax would have on conservation efforts Explain what Nicolas GeorgesRoegen meant when he wrote a Cadillac now means fewer human lives later Explain the feedforward cycle fostered by the Highway Trust Fund Differentiate between economic growth and economic development Give an example of a nonrival or nonexclusive good Explain the proposed bene ts of a producer payspolluter pays approach The Clean Air Act is touted as being so successful that costs are outweighed 16x by the bene ts Why then do people still oppose it How is a steady state economy e g Herman Daly proposals different than traditional neoclassical economics Explain how and why gross domestic product GDP may differ from an index like the genuine progress indicator GPI or the Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare Please explain what a utility curve is all about Please give ve examples of important ecosystem services that you would like to see improved or at least not further negatively affected
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