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Wildlife Investigational Techniques
Elizabeth A. Flaherty
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wildlife, investigational techniques, forestry, Natural Resources




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This 27 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sierra on Tuesday February 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FNR 348 at Purdue University taught by Elizabeth A. Flaherty in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Wildlife Investigational Techniques in Agriculture and Forestry at Purdue University.

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Date Created: 02/09/16
FNR  348   Wildlife  Inves▯ga▯onal  Techniques     Instructor:  Dr.  Liz  Flaherty   Last  row  of  seats  is  reserved  for  students  that  have  classes   just  before  this  on  the  other  side  of  campus  or  the  TA’s.     Introduc▯ons   Today’s  Outline   •  Meet  your  instruc▯onal  team   •  Important  syllabus  informa▯on   •  What  to  expect  and  how  to  succeed  in  this   course   2   Meet  your  instruc▯onal  team   Course  Descrip▯on   An  introduc▯on  to  current  wildlife  research   techniques  that  are  used  in  managing   popula▯ons  and  habitats.  Laboratory  and  field   exercises  are  used  to  gather  and  analyze  data;   basic  data  analysis  and  wri▯en  dissemina▯on  of   results  is  emphasized.   -­‐  Very  applied!     4   Lecture   •  Course  Textbook   – Will  also  use  it  in  Wildlife  Habitat  Management   – Suggested/supplemental  books   – Reading  primary  literature   •  A  Sand  County  Almanac   •  3-­‐ring  binder   •  Dividers   •  Lab  notebook   5   Lab   •  Begins  THIS  WEEK   – PFEN  202  Computer  Lab   •  Required  –  informa▯on  from  some  labs  will  be   used  to  write  lab  reports   – If  you  miss  lab  without  an  approved  excuse,  your   grade  will  drop  one  +/-­‐  grade   •  Developing  skills  you’ll  use  in  future  classes   and  throughout  your  career  =  IMPORTANT   6   Lab   •  John  S.  Wright  Forestry  Center  and  Purdue  Wildlife   Area  (PWA)  for  some  labs   –  1007  N.  725  W  -­‐  about  7.5  miles  west  of  campus   •  Lab  will  begin  15  minutes  late  to  allow  for  travel  ▯me   (2:45  PM)  when  we  meet  off  campus.   •  Drive  SLOWLY  turning  into  the  Wright  Center  –  nearly   every  year  a  student  slides  into  the  sign!   •  Wear  appropriate  clothing  and  shoes!   •  Heavy  pants  (e.g.  Carhart  Double-­‐front  pants)   •  Emergencies  email  or  call/text  Dr.  Flaherty  (307-­‐399-­‐4141   cell)   •  No  cell  phone  service  at  the  Wright  Center       7   Syllabus  highlights:     Best  way  to  contact  me:    -­‐  From  Purdue  email  accounts  only!     Office  Hours:  Mon  4-­‐5,  Wed  11:30-­‐12:30,  Thurs   9:30-­‐10:30              Or  by  appointment  (email  me)           Read  full  syllabus  before  next  class   8   THE  CLASS  WEBSITE   •  Blackboard  Learn   •  Required   •  Excellent  resource   •  Access  syllabus,   notes,  readings,   class  calendar,   grades   •  Course  Table     //   9   EMERGENCY  PREPAREDNESS  –  A  MESSAGE  FROM   PURDUE   To  report  an  emergency,  call  911.    To  obtain  updates  regarding   an  ongoing  emergency,  sign  up  for  Purdue  Alert  text  messages,   view            There  are  nearly  300  Emergency  Telephones  outdoors  across   campus  and  in  parking  garages  that  connect  directly  to  the  PUPD.     If  you  feel  threatened  or  need  help,  push  the  bu▯on  and  you  will   be  connected  immediately.            If  we  hear  a  fire  alarm  during  class  we  will  immediately  suspend   class,  evacuate  the  building,  and  proceed  outdoors.    Do  not  use  the   elevator.             10    If  we  are  no▯fied  during  class  of  a  Shelter  in  Place  requirement   for  a  tornado  warning,  we  will  suspend  class  and  shelter  in  the   first  floor  bathrooms  and  interior  hallways.   If  we  are  no▯fied  during  class  of  a  Shelter  in  Place  requirement   for  a  hazardous  materials  release,  or  a  civil  disturbance,   including  a  shoo▯ng  or  other  use  of  weapons,  we  will  suspend   class  and  shelter  in  the  classroom,  shu▯ng  the  door  and   turning  off  the  lights.       Please  review  the  Emergency  Preparedness  website  for   addi▯onal  informa▯on.             h▯p:// index.html   11   Emergency  at  the  Wright  Center   If  we  hear  a  fire  alarm  during  class  we  will  immediately   suspend  class,  evacuate  the  building,  and  proceed  outdoors.         In  the  event  of  a  tornado  or  severe  weather,  Wright  Center   staff  will  sound  the  air  horn  inside  and  outside  the  building  if   a  tornado  warning  is  issued.  Tornado  shelter  is  in  women’s   restroom  near  the  kitchen.       If  we  are  no▯fied  during  class  of  a  Shelter  in  Place   requirement  for  a  hazardous  materials  release,  or  a  civil   disturbance,  including  a  shoo▯ng  or  other  use  of  weapons,   we  will  suspend  class  and  shelter  in  the  classroom,  shu▯ng   and  locking  the  door  and  turning  off  the  lights.         12   This  is  NOT  your  tradi▯onal  biology   lecture  class   IT  MAY  BE  DIFFERENT  THAN  WHAT   YOU’RE  EXPECTING  OR  USED  TO!   13   How  will  you  be  evaluated  in  this  course?   •  Personal  techniques  notebook  and  lab   reports  –  10%   •  Weekly  Wri▯ng  Assignments  –  40%   •  Weekly  Quiz  –  30%   (includes  in-­‐class  ac▯vi▯es)   –   Drop  2  lowest  grades  at  end  of  semester   –   No  make-­‐up  quizzes  –  don’t  ask  (absences  will  count  towards   your  two  dropped  quizzes)   •  In-­‐class  ac▯vi▯es   –  No  make-­‐ups  (For  university-­‐excused  absences,  these  points   won’t  count  toward  your  final  grade)   •  Land  Ethic  Paper  –  20%   14   Why  no  exams?   •  Long-­‐term  memory   •  Increased  learning   •  Wri▯ng  =  prac▯ce  for  professional  world   •  Useful  semester  product  =  notebook   15   Laptop  Policy   •  Prefer  that  you  did  not  use  a  laptop   •  Why?   – Almost  impossible  to  resist  email,  Facebook,  surfing   internet   – Mul▯tasking  with  computer  impairs  learning   – Sure  –  it’s  your  choice  BUT  you  damage  learning   environment  of  those  around  you  and  the  instructor.   – Classroom  environment  –  discussion,  conversa▯on   – Taking  notes  by  hand  improves  comprehension   – Off  task  computer  use  is  going  to  result  in  you  leaving   the  classroom.   16   How to be successful in this course (and your other upper-level Wildlife classes) Davis  (1993)  found  that  students  learn   best  when:    -­‐  they  discussed  what  they  read    -­‐  they  prac▯ced  what  they  learned    -­‐  they  applied  prac▯ces  and  ideas.   18   Need  to  be  exposed  to  something  at  least  7  ▯mes   before  it  is  stored  in  your  memory.     WE  REMEMBER   10%  of  what  we  read   20%  of  what  we  hear   30%  of  what  we  see   50%  of  what  we  see  and  hear   70%  of  what  we  discuss  with  others   80%  of  what  we  personally  experience   95%  of  what  we  teach  others    -­‐  Edgar  Dale   19   Constructivism •  Theory about learning •  People learn from constructing their own knowledge – Dewey 1916 •  Scaffold knowledge – Ausubel 1963 •  = Learner-centered teaching 20   Success  Strategy   •  For  every  1  hr  in  class,  should  plan  to  spend  2-­‐3   hours  outside  of  class  each  week.   – 6-­‐9  hrs  each  week  for  this  course   •  A▯end  lecture  and  lab   •  Print  and  bring  lecture  notes   •  Pay  a▯en▯on  –  limit  distrac▯ons   •  Review  notes  from  lecture/lab  the  evening  a▯er   class   •  Incorporate  lecture  content  into  lab  reports   whenever  possible   •  Don’t  wait  un▯l  the  last  minute  on  reports  and   paper!   21   And  now,  advice  from  my  past   students:   “Dr.  Flaherty  will  push  the  students  to  manage  their  ▯me,   put  their  knowledge  to  the  test  without  being  unfair,  help   the  student  to  teach  themselves,  make  them  be  crea▯ve,   and  find  ways  to  complete  assignments  on  their  own.  Be   pa▯ent  with  the  work,  because  it  will  all  pay  off  in  the   end.”     “Always  a▯end  class  and  lab.  The  discussions,  ques▯ons,   and  personal  stories  are  just  as  helpful  and  interes▯ng  as   any  of  the  material.”   22   because  she’s  pre▯y  cool  and  helpful.“  need  it     “Think  long  and  hard  about  why  you  are  in  this   class  and  more  broadly,  in  this  department  and   keep  this  in  mind  to  that  you  will  maximize  the   benefits  which  you  receive  from  these  classes.”     “Time  management  is  key.”     “Need  a  healthy  background  in  excel  and  word.”     “Discussion  was  encouraged  and  makes  the  class   more  enjoyable  and  beneficial!”   23   Why  does  this  class  have  a   reputa▯on  of  being   unexpectedly  challenging?   •  Mastering  techniques/methods/concepts  that   you  will  use  in  future  classes  and  your  career.   – Important  building  blocks!   •  Who  said  science  was  easy?!   •  Super  compe▯▯ve  career  but  also  super   awesome  –  I  WANT  YOU  TO  GET  THAT  JOB!   25   For  Wednesday:   •  Login  to  Blackboard  course  website   – Download  notes  for  Wednesday   – Read  the  reading  assignment   •  Read  full  syllabus   For  lab  this  week  and  next  week:   •  Read  full  syllabus,  sign  syllabus  contract,  bring  it  with   you  to  lab  (your  entry  ▯cket  into  the  computer  lab)   •  Read  parts  I  and  II  and  answer  the  ques▯ons  in  the  lab   ac▯vity  for  this  week.   •  Find  an  ar▯cle  in  the  Journal  of  Wildlife  Management   that  was  published  in  the  last  6  months,  print  the   en▯re  thing,  bring  it  with  you  to  lab.   26   Important  date  for  your  calendars!   •  Friday,  February  26  is  the  FNR  Career  Fair!   Be  there  or  be  square  (or  poten▯ally   unemployed  for  the  summer)!   27  


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