Class Note for ECOL 406R with Professor Bonine at UA
Class Note for ECOL 406R with Professor Bonine at UA
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Lecture 01 26 Aug 2008 Introduction syllabus amp photos 1 Introductions Conservation Biology 239 3X5 cards ph t 5 ECOL 406R506R University of Arizona 339 syllabus Fall 2008 4 T P39C5 Kevin Bonine Mary Jane Epps 3gtlt5 card 1 Registered 2 406R or 506R 3 In Lab Name and what you prefer to be called Distinguishing characteristic Email address Year in school Major Relevant courses taken or research projects etc Why are you taking this course What do you hope to get out of this course 1 Overall course objectives Grasp scientific material content amp literacy Provide realworld relevancy and applications Place in context of students lives Foster lifelong appreciation and respect for field findings organisms biodiversityetc mm nonioo triirv iontrnns ammrviiririiinmnv rmi AllaWE hiwnrin Conservation Biology ECOL 406RI506R aka GEOS AMER506R RNR 406R506R Syllabus all 2005 124 August 2005 suolectto changel William A Calder lll 193mm less oroiessor taught this ooiirse until 2on2 Bill ealoer Rooky Mounta39 39ologioal Station Gothic cg Photograph taken in July199 by Lorene caldert lnrmouctlon Welcome to Conservation Biology a threesunt course designed to present principles of conservation oiology Lectures discussions and other incloss activities Witt introduce intorriiotion that is relevant to the conservation or biologltal diversity Thls intorrrtation Wlll be derived trorri the arenas or oiology ecology policy psychology economics and law Upon completion or this course students should be able to use knowledge o1 conservation biology to make inlorined decisions to guide their personal and oretessional lives Conservation Biology ECOL ADSECOL 505 is a senior and graduatetevel course it you have not completed the catalog prerequisites tor this course you can expect to have dif culty grasping some concepts and you will likely have to undertake some independent research to quotcatch up quot This course also has a oneunit lab tEcoL AUSUSOGL which is strongly recommended to entrance your learning experience but is not required However if you are enrolled in lne lab you must be enrolled in tne lecture Instructor Kevin E Bonine PhD kebonineuarizonaedu Biological Sciences East BSE 113 west end of rst oor Of ce Hours in BSE113 Mon 12pm Thurs 101tam or by appointment Of ce phone 6260092 Home phone 7511349 please call before 9pm or after 7am Graduate Teaching Assistant Mary Jane Epps mycotagmailcom Of ce hours Tues 330430 in BSW 506 and by appointment Meeting Times LECTURE Tuesday and Thursday 14001515h in PAS 224 LAB only for 406L506L Friday 12301530 nominally in KOFFL 410 but we rarely meet there We will usually be meeting on the S or W Side of BSE to take a van into the eld See lab schedule for lengthened labs and multi day labs Lab schedule on course website Course Materials Primack Richard B 2008 A Primerof Conservation Biology 4m edition Sinauer Sunderland MA Available at UA Bookstore v httpwwwuotabookstorescomuaz Other required readings will be available as pdf les placed on the course website We will be adding or changing readings as the course progresses so please ask in class andor check the course website often for updates 1 Kevin E Eonine Mary Jane Epps Conservation Biology ECOL 406506 fall 2005 We plan to place on reserve in the Science Library copies of other conservation biology texts These as well as other optional readings we will try to make available to you or point out during the semester Web Site We will maintain a course website httpIeebwebarizonaeduleebcoursewebsiteshtm with readings assignments schedules announcements etc Appropriate powerpoint lectures will likely be posted to the website the day after they are given 406R Course Work Lecture exams three midterms 75 pts each final 125 pts 350 Semester creativity project see description below for details 100 Participation in lecture quizzes 50 Writing assignments tour often 30 pts each 120 Seminar attendance and summary Q Total Points 650 Graduate Student 506R Course Work Everyother week journal club We will nd a mutually agreeable time and place to meet for an hour every other week and discuss recent andor classic papers in conservation biology More information will be forthcoming after we get a chance to meet Journal club attendance participation and preparation will be worth 50 pts 506R total of 700 pts Otherwise coursework same as 406R but With higher expectations for quality and sophistication of work Grad student journal club Scheduling meeting at end of class Thur s 6 Grading Assignments are due no later than the beginning of lecture on the due date unless othenlvise noted Late assignments will be penalized 10 for each day they are late this includes being late to lecture on the due date There will be no 39make up39 exams or extra credit We realize that you have lives cars do break down people die stuff happens In exceptional cases and if arrangements are made in advance we Will consider your unique situation Grades will generally be distributed as follows any curving will not be quotagainst youquot 2 90 A 8089 B 7079 C 6069 D S 59 F Keep in mind the following adapted from JM Williams 1993 Clarifying grade expectations The Teaching Professor 771 The quotAquot Student An Outstanding Student Attendance Aquot students have virtually perfect attendance Their commitment to the class resembles that of the instructor Preparation quotAquot students are prepared for class They always read the assignment Their attention to detail is such that they occasionally catch the instructor in a mistake Attitude quotAquot students have a winning attitude They have both the determination and the selfdiscipline necessary for success They are curious and they show initiative They do things they have not been told to do 39 Talent quotAquot students have something special It may be exceptional intelligence and insight It may be unusual creativity organizational skills commitmentor a combination thereot These gifts are evident to the instructor and usually to the other students as well Results quotAquot students make high grades on assignmentsusually the highest in the class Their work is a pleasure to grade Please refamiliarize yourself with policies against plagiarism etc within the UA Student Code of Academic Integrity httpistudpubswebarizonaedupoliciescacainthtm KerIMF Ramiro MHIVJitttE Fpps Cmisatutiiuli antmy Fr rlt 40mm l39ttll it39trpt Students caught cheating may be penalized by laitlng the relevant assignment or exam tailing the course or being expelled Students With Disabilities It you anticipate the need for reasonable accommodations to meet the requirements at this course you must register wtlh the Disability Resource Center Disability Resource Center 1224 East Lowell Street Tucson Arizona 85721 Phone 520 6213268 VTTY Fax 520 6219423 Email uadrc emaiLaiizonaedc9 and request that the DRC send the instructor of cial noti cation of your accommodation by the beginning of the 3 week ofciass it you do not talk with us by the third week ot class then we uvilt not make any accommodations tor you Please plan to meet with us by appointment or during of ce hours to discuss accommodations and how the course requirements and actlvtties may impact your ability to fully participate All related discussions will remain con dential A rtendance You are expected to attend each lecture and each discussionilaooiaiory session prepared and ready to mntnbute Quizzes may be used to motivate your attendance and participation Ii necessary 50 ptsi and also to assess your learning All holidays or spacial events observed by organized religions will be honored tor those students who indicate affiliation with that particular religion Absences preapproved by the UA Dean oi Students or Dean39s designee Will also be honored Class meeting suggestions Please consider employing these suggestions borrowed from Guy McPherson during class discussions Listen carefully to others before speaking Challenge and reluta ideas not people Focus on the best Ideas not on being the best or 39hnnning Eefnre adding your own cuntnbutton practice listening by trying to ronnulata in your own words the point that the previous speaker made Speak whenever you wish without interrupting even though your ideas may seem incomplete Avoid disrupting the lionr of thought by waiting until the present topic reaches its natural end before introducing a new Issue 7 It you wish to introduce a new topic warn the group that what you are about to say wiit address a new topic and that you are willing to wait to introduce it until people are nished commenting on the current topic 8 Give encouragement and approval to others bums mot Please be aware at the UA policies against threatening behavior by students httpipnllcyweb arizondadoooiioylthrcatcn shtml Course Work Details Writing Assignments 30 pts each 120 pts total four of ten possible assignments throughout semester you must turn in one assignment in Wm one in November the fourth can be at any time during the semester Turn in no more than two pages typed min 2cm margins min 10 point font electronically via email to Mary Jane mycotagmailcom as an attached word document Be concise WW knowledge of subject matter include relevant examples and peerreviewed citations at least two use the format of the 39ournal Conservation Biology and show that you have thought about and integrated material Two thirds of your grade will come from content the other 13 from your ability to express yourself appropriately in English Lecture Exams 350 points There will be three midterm examinations and a final examination The nal will be cumulative Topics covered in the lecture period by guest speakers and in the assigned readings will be fair game Format will be mixed and may include matching llin multiple choice short answer and essay We may occasionally have some portion of an exam as a short takehome essay Be prepared to synthesize ideas rather thanjust regurgitate information There will be no makeup exams Exams will be closed book and closed note in Kevin E Bonine Mary Jane Epps Conservation Biology ECOL 406506 fall 2005 Midterm exams will be administered in a modified cooperative manner First each student will complete the exam as an individual and will submit this test We Will be the base score Then students will complete a portion of the exam in small groups Bonus points will be added to each lndividual s base score and the number of bonus points will depend on the score of the group as shown below Group score and bonus points added to each base score gt95 add 5 900195 add 4 850790 add 3 800185 add 2 750180 add 1 STUDENT CREATIVITY PROJECTS 100 points Adapted from Guy McPherson 2002 You are responsible for developing a substantial original piece of art or literature that incorporates at least one major theme of conservation biology Examples include painted sketched quilted or sculpted art photography poems songs plays and short stories Performance art is encouraged but make sure you clear this in advance so we budget time for it during the public presentation You may work in a group of up to 3 students if your project requires a high level of effort Bear in mind that each person in the group is responsible for understanding each component of the project therefore the group must work together and plan well enough in advance to give each member an opportunity to thoroughly review the final project Because assessment of art and literature is inherently subjective projects will be oograded by students and the instructors We Will have outside evaluators eg campus faculty and graduate students assess your work as well Those projects receiving especially favorable remarks from evaluators may earn up to 10 points extra credit If you are working on a quotliteraturequot project we encourage you to read several of the works of these authors rst Edward Abbey William Bartram Wendell Berry Charles Bowden John Burroughs Rachel Carson Annie Dillard Joseph Wood Krutch Aldo Leopold Barry Lopez Peter Matthiessen William Least Heat lVloon Gary Paul Nabhan David Quammen Henry David Thoreau David Rains Wallace Terry Tempest Williams and others If you complete a project that involves written materials we will expect you to demonstrate excellent writing skills Written projects must be typewritten and double spaced Please use no binders folders or fasteners except a staple in the upper lefthand corner Each project can be reviewed as many times as you would like before final submission You must allow 2 weeks for each reView ie it will take us 2 weeks to return your submission therefore no projects will be reviewed less than 2 weeks before the clue date We will review draft projects for content but we will not provide editorial reviews of drafts We encourage you to seek editorial reViews from peers On one piece of paper in 14 point font or larger please include your name the name of your project and a short description of the rolemeaningintentbackground of your creative expression This paper is due Tues 25 Nov 10 pts one week before the public presentation and will be posted by you next to your project on December 2quot You will propose the criteria and the weights that will be used to evaluate your project For example you may want to employ the following criteria and associated weights link to conservation 30 creativity 30 effort 30 artistry ie is it evocative aesthetically pleasing 10 We encourage you to propose alternative criteria and associated weights Please submit these criteria one week ie Tues 25 Nov 1 points before projects are due Everyone including you Will grade your project based on your criteria Pyt cts will not be blindgraded but they will be cograded 70 pts the grade you 10 points stullgtts awarding all their peers the same score on the projects suggests those students did not think criticain about each project and your peers assign your project will have equal or greater weight than the grade assigned by the instructor Late projects or those that do not follow the prescribed format will not be graded Projects Will be displayed at a public forum on Tuesday December 2quotd from noon to 4pm Evaluating will take place 23pm Please plan accordingly Seminar Attendance and Summary 30 points Once during the semester you are required to attend a scientific seminar relevant to conservation biology and write up a onepieceof paper summary We will alert you to possible seminars there are many The only caveat is that you must turn in your writeup within 2 weeks of attending the seminar On your paper please provide the name ofthe presenter title amation of seminar Again appropriate use of English and indication of comprehension and thought will factor into your grade for this assignment 11 K u inF Emma hmwdnnE Emis onsErvolim nlnqy ECQL moron trillEDDl Tentative 20113 class schedule12e crass meetings r nal exam see course webslte for updated topics and readlngs as the semester progresses Please complete assigned readings before class llriks to most are or your course website Week 1 Tues Aug 26 Inlroduclions and pholos Syllabus philosophy arm context Ecological footprint for Thursday take quiz 7 choose metric us another wuntry check out FAQS hm wiw mylaolgrint orgr erv optional inoepm footpnnt calculator htln r r eabwebnnzona etinCourseslEcoldOBR5OBR eLhouseholrLOED xls Optional eui CalderMemorIam rrom The Auk 2003 avnllable on course websitel Thurs Aug 25 Dlseuss Eeologlcal Footprint What rs onssrvauon brology7 Primer cm Maine at or moor upuohal Malta and Carroll 1997 Chap I M Tues sep 2 Commotion Ethics and Rawnale F39rlmack CH1 and pp 6458 or CH3 Calltcott Chap 2 or Mono and Carroll I997 Thurs Sep 4 Conservation aims and Rationale Leopold readings see website for links Week 3 Tues Sep 9 Brndrvarsrty Primer CH2 Myers et a zone Thurs sap I1 Value of Biodiversity Primack CH3 Costanza at al 1997 Nature Driessen 2004 DDT Malaria Ecolmperiallsm MA Tues 391116712 Four Spikes Guy McPherson is 9 into moo irg gmgduinaluleoaislaevl nsros what i live tor mmi son Peak oii links on course website optional National Geographic Artlda llnks on course vsbstle Thurs Sep 15 Threats to Blodiverslty Prrmm cm hopMW aavidsuzuki orgForeswaiaoiversrryrrmms asp Week 5 Tues 52 23 Threats to Biodiversity E Primack cm Warmer ei ai 2002 1 C Tnurs sep 25 EXAM 1 icovers iocroros through 23 Sep Primack CH14 and other assigned readings 1 Please take half a card 2 Mingle until you find the other half of your card To introduce your partner to the class Name major year in school Why taking Conservation Biology Hobbies How can we remember this person physical attribute or memorable story ECOLOGICAL Foorpmm For Thursday please calculate your ecological footprint TWICE Ecalnglpnl Once for your life here In the US A second time using the same information but choose a different country httpwwwmyfootprintorgen Frequently Asked Questions re Ecological Footprint httpwww rprogressorgecologicalfootprintfootprintFAQs htm Bring the Numbers to Class on Thursday Convert to Hectares 30 Ecological Footprint Country Per Capila Ecological Footprint Hectares of land per person 0 United States india 0 1 ha 247 acres Country Total Ecological Footprint Hectares lJl med Slates 3 bullion 39 hectares 39 Tlir Nethurlands I 1 billion heciares Figure 15 l ieiative ecological iQDIDfll39llS of We Urisod Slates the Nether lands id iridia An ecological Moronit Is the amouni of and hooded to pro Ciuce lite resources needed by anaver arson in a country it would take iho land area of about three planet earth u all 2hr world s 5 2 billion people consumed the same amount or resources as is consurnoo by tho 288 iniilion permit iii the Untied Slates Miller 2003 31 PS Learn the metric system Ecological Footprint Def Number of productive acres fishing grounds forests agricultural fields needed to maintain a given lifestyle Driving roads vehicles fuel etc Housing land and resources for construction Food land transport inputs trophic level Other goods and services In 2002 US citizens used 24 acresperson on average Canadians 17 Italians 9 Pakistanis 2 As of 2002 planet has about 45 acresperson Sustainability 1 acre 0405 hectare Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Global Warming Eoological Footprint Cunhllmlmn ll Glulul m l39L pump Emilinns mm in loco m m lDJu Miller 2m 33