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Date Created: 09/18/15
WELCOME TO ALS 41616166 Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues 3 credits Fall 2011 Instructor Amanda C Hodges PhD Of ce 3105 ENY building 970 Natural Area Drive Gainesville FL 32611 Phone 352 2733957 Email achodgesu edu Course Website httpentnemdeptu eduH0dgesals4161indexhtml In 2011 primary information for students enrolled in the course will be accessed through the University of Florida Sakai eleaming system httpslssatu edu The course syllabus will also be maintained on the course website and the course website will serve as an informational source for students and others interested in enrolling in the course Of ce Hours Monday and Wednesday 800am900am or by appointment Class members will be notified during class the course UF Sakai website and via a course listserv if office hours are unavailable in a given week Faculty members are subject to university college and departmental commitments and it is recommended that you contact the instructor prior to coming to the office outside of the designated time for office hours Course TA None TEXTBOOK AND OTHER RESOURCES Optional Textbook Exotic Pests and Diseases Biology and Economics for Biosecurity DA Sumner ed 2003 ISBN0813819660 Iowa State Press This book can be purchased at the UF bookstore or through various online vendors Reading Assignments Reading assignments will be provided to students inthe form of PDF les or website links on the course UF eleaming Sakai website httpslssatu edu PDF les are posted under the resources section of the UF Sakai site A link to the Sakai login is provided from the general course website on the UF Entomology and Nematology Department s homepage at httpwww J nf39l edu Hodgesa1s4161 Lectures Available to classroom and distance education web students following each class Weblink to lectures recorded using Accordent provided in Sakai COURSE PREREQUISITES Integrated Principles of Biology 1 and Laboratory BSC 2010 and 2010L and Integrated Principles of Biology 2 and Laboratory BSC 2011 and 2011L or equivalent COURSE OBJECTIVES From the lecture and course assignments students will gain an understanding of the following agricultural biosecurity concepts An awareness of the importance of invasive species to US agricultural and natural areas 2 An awareness of trade issues and their relevance to agricultural biosecurity 3 An understanding of the foundation principles and basic practices of pest exclusion eradication and management tactics for invasive species issues An ability to assimilate information on invasive species and develop inferences from case study examples A perspective on the research extension and regulatory components of invasive species issues An appreciation of early detection and correct identification of new and emerging pest problems An awareness of news and developments reported in the popular and scientific media on issues affecting the subject matter of this course 8 An awareness of the importance of insect vectors to animal and human health An awareness of the importance of exotic animal disease threats to agriculture Q v 58 9 GENERAL COURSE DETAILS Credits 3 Catalog Statement Study of US policies and programs affecting agricultural biosecurity Attention is devoted to current agricultural and extension and regulatory programs Emphasis is on the policies and procedures involved in detecting and reporting nonindigenous species Students will develop the analytical capabilities to assess the consequences of agricultural biosecurity threats Time Offered M W 405pm455pm Class Period 9 Location Offered Entomology and Nematology Department Building 970 RM 1027 and at Research and Education Centers via Web Distance Education Course Importance It How We A Guest Lecture Dr Greg Hodges FDACS DPI LABOR DAY Introduction Issues Part 1 Issues Part 2 as Vectors Human 5 92111 Mollusks Plant and Human Health Concerns Topic Approval Deadline Written Assignment 3 Topic Approval Deadline Written Assignment 4 ALS 6166 Written Assignment 1 Due Describe the Imp01tance of Invasive Species and Biosecurity to the US and the Global Community 6 92611 Regulatory Issues and Case StudiesArthropods 6 92811 EXAM 1 NO LECTURE WEEKS 1 5 7 10 03 11 Historical and Current Issues Invasive Termites GuestLecture Dr Rudolf Sche rahn FLREC UF 7 100511 Regulatory Case Studies and Recent ExamplesPlant Parasitic Nematodes 8 101011 Regulatory Issues and Case StudiesPlant Pathogens 8 10 12 11 Plant Pathogens of Concem Recent Examples and Issues 9 10 1711 Plant Pest RegulationsA State of Florida Perspective GuestLecture Mr Tyson Emery FDACS DPI 9 10 19 11 Methods for Managing Established andor Emerging Invasive Species Guest Lecture Dr Trevor Smith FDACS DPI 10 102411 Select AgentsHuman or Animal Concern Part 1 10 102611 Select AgentsHuman or Animal Concern Part 2 Written Assignment 2 Due Select an Exotic Pest and Describe its Potential Impact to a State Region or the Continental US 11 103111 Animal Diseases of Concern Guest Lecture Dr Fiona Maunsell College of Veterinary Medicine UF 11 110211 EXAM 2 NO LECTURE WEEKS 6 10 12 110711 Swine Diseases of Concern 12 110911 Aquatic Species Risk Concern Analysis GuestLecture Dr Je Hill Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory UF 13 111411 Sheep Pox Virus Goat Pox Virus and Lumpy Skin Disease 13 111611 Poultry Diseases of Concern 14 112111 Challenges in Animal Biosecurity 14 112311 No Lecture Happy Thanksgiving 15 112811 Poultry Biosecurity Issues 15 113011 The Importance of Correct Pest Identi cation and Communication Procedures Written Assignment 3 Due Develop an Extension Fact Sheet on a Pest of Concern Note Topic approval required 16 12 05 11 Career Opportunities with Invasive Species and Biosecurity Activity Assignment Due Complete the NPDN chilli thrips and Ralstom39a e learning modules Complete the Protect U S redbay ambrosia beetlelaurel wilt and citrus greeningAsian citrus psyllid modules 11ttpcbcatu edu Upon completion of the modules submit the student feedback form posted in Sakai Written Assignment 4 Due ALS 6166 only Develop a Risk Assessment 16 120711 Final Exam Review 121611 Final Exam 1230 230 GRADING POLICY ALS 4161 Final Scale EVALUATION Grading Percentage Exam 1 50 A 93100 Exam 2 50 A 9092 Written Assignments 75 3 8789 Activity Assignment 30 B 8386 Class Participation 30 B 8082 Final Exam 75 0 7779 Total ALS 4161 310 points C 7376 C 7072 W D 6769 EVALUATION D 6366 33 3 D E 059 Written Assignments 125 Activity Assignment 30 Class Participation 30 Final Exam 75 Total ALS 6166 360 points INCOMPLETE GRADES The application process for receiving an incomplete grade is the responsibility of the student Students may download the CALS incomplete grade form at httpca1su edufaculty staff advising resourcesshtml The instructor must sign the application for an incomplete grade but the student must initiate the paperwork process The instructor will only approve an incomplete grade application if the following conditions are met 0 The student has completed a major portion of the course with a passing grade D or better 0 The student is unable to complete course requirements because of documented circumstances beyond his or her control The student and instructor have discussed the situation prior to the nal exam except under emergency conditions The instructor will submit a nal grade for the student on the date due indicated below whether or not all work is completed Note that the paperwork for receiving an incomplete will also include deadlines for remaining 39 due The instructor will not consider 39 39 requests after the last day of classes EXTRA CREDIT NO EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE AVAILABLE ASSIGNMENT S Activity Assignment One activity assignment valued at 30 points is included as a component of the course The activity assignment deadline is December 5 2011 but you may choose to complete the activity earlier You must complete two NPDN pestspeci c modules chilli thrips and Ralstom39a and two Protect US modules redbay ambrosia beetlelaurel wilt and Asian citrus psyllidcitrus greening Modules are located at httpcbcatu edu You are also required to submit the summary evaluation of the pestspeci c e learning modules Email the course instructor once the activity is complete The activity should be completed by 1159pm on the due date but may be completed prior to the due date You will need highspeed internet to access the elearning modules You will need to install Adobe Flash Player httpgetadobecom ashplayer on your computer to view the eleaming content Class Participation Class participation is worth 30 points Classroom Students Gainesville Campus Students will receive a 12 point deduction for every missed class unless an appropriate excuse is presented Documentation of a medical reason or death in the family is an example of an excused absence Each class ends with a groupbased discussion Students are expected to participate in the group discussion Students may participate in the online discussion in Sakai for distance education students for a maximum of two unexcused absences Distance Education Students Each distance education student is expected to post 1 one topical question and 2 respond to another student s or the instructor s topical questions each week Each missed post will result in a 12 point deduction Discussion posts are due weekly prior to 800am ET on Monday of the following week Responses need not be extremely lengthy but should indicate that the learner has considered the topic in hisher response Responses should be longer than yes or no In the response students should indicate the week of the post week 1 2 etc A total of 15 weekly posts are due Student may miss one week of posts without penalty Written Assignments You will complete three written assignments worth 25 points each Each written assignment will be a minimum of two pages and a maximum of five pages Written assignments will be 12 point Times New Roman font 1 inch margins and either single spaced or double spaced Written assignments will require that you can assimilate lecture and reading content from the course and search for your own references in some cases Written assignments will be graded on the following criteria 1 Appropriate and accurate references utilized 2 Requested topic addressed 3 Grammatical accuracy 4 Logical organization of content 5 Use of requested font margins and length requirements for the written assignment Written assignments will be returned one week after the due date Written assignments are due by 5pm on the due date Written assignments will be checked for plagiarism at tumitinuf httpwww at uf l edu Ntu quot39 t html Plagiarism will result in a grade of 0 for the assignment Written Assignment 4 ALS 6166 Only Graduate students will be required to complete one additional more detailed writing assignments The additional assignment is worth 50 points each 0 Each graduate student will select a pest of concern for development of a pest risk assessment The pest selected must differ from pests covered in other writing assignments The pest risk assessment will be 10 to 15 pages double spaced in length Topic preapproval by course instructor is required EXAM INFORMATION GAINESVILLE CAMPUS Exams will be given during the scheduled class period Exams will be closed book Exams may include classroom lectures as well as discussion information generated during class Material from reading assignments also may be included in the exams Exams 1 and 2 will include 1 10 points of short answer andor fillin the blank and 2 four 10 point essay questions Students will be provided with up to 15 study questions one week prior to the exam The four essay questions will be selected by the instructor for the exam The Final Exam will consist of new content 50 points and previous material from Exams 1 and 2 25 points The Final Exam will include 10 points of short answer andor fillinthe blank for both new content weeks 1116 and previous material Exams 1 and 2 EXAM INFORMATION DISTANCE EDUCATION WEB STUDENTS Exam dates are listed on the course outline Exams will be emailed to the students gatorlink account at 8am on the day of the exam You will have from 800am to 1159pm to complete the exam on the scheduled date All exams are open notes and open book You are expected to provide references to your responses Exams responses should be written in your own words Do not copy and paste content into your exam responses Exam will be checked for plagiarism at tumitinuf httpwww at ufl edu Ntumitin t html Plagiarism may result in 0 credit for a question or the entire exam Exams 1 and 2 50 points each will include 10 essay questions worth 5 points each The Final Exam will include 15 essay questions worth 5 points each The Final Exam will consist of new content 50 points and topical content from previous exams 25 points Questions on the nal will not necessarily be identi cation to questions from previous exams MISSED EXAMS Makeup exams will only be allowed due to clearly documented medical excuses or a death in your immediate family spouse sibling parent child or grandparent You will need to provide the instructor with clear documentation and contact details to verify the excuse Makeup exams will not be identical to either the classroom exam or the distance education exam It is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor no later than three days following the missed exam Students failing to contact the instructor by three days following a scheduled exam will be assigned a numerical grade of O for the missed exam E MAILGATORLINK ACCOUNT REQUIREMENTS You will be required to get a Gatorlink computer account through the university This service is free to all students Using this account you will be able to send and receive email and access the World Wide Web from home or school Instructions for getting a Gatorlink account can be found at httpwwwgat0rlinku edu You must correspond through this e mail account POLICY STATEMENTS ACADEMIC HONESTY PLAGIARISM SOFTWARE USE UF COUNSELING SERVICES SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES In 1995 the UF student body enacted a new honor code and voluntarily committed itself to the highest standards of honesty and integrity When students enroll at the university they commit themselves to the standard drafted and enacted by the students In adopting this honor code the students of the University of Florida recognize that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values of the university community Students who enroll at the university commit to holding themselves and their peers to the high standard of honor required by the honor code Any individual who becomes aware of a violation of the honor code is bound by honor to take corrective action The quality of a University of Florida education is dependent upon community acceptance and enforcement of this honor code The Honor Code We the members of the University of Florida community pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity On all work submitted for credit by students at the university the following pledge is either required or implied On my honor I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignmen 1 I The University requires all members of its communit to be honest in all endeavors A f principle is that the whole process of learning and pursuit of knowledge is diminished by cheating plagiarism and other acts of academic dishonesty In addition every dishonest act in the academic environment affects other students adversely from the skewing of the grading curve to giving unfair advantage for honors or for professional or graduate school admission Therefore the university will take severe action against dishonest students Similarly measures will be taken against faculty staff and administrators who practice dishonest or demeaning behavior Students should report any condition that facilitates dishonesty to the instructor department chair college dean or Student Honor Court It is assumed all work will be completed independently unless the assignment is defined as a group project in writing by the instructor This policy will be vigorously upheld at all times in this course PLAGIARISM INFORMATION FROM THE ENTOMOLOGY AND NEMATOLOGY DEPARTMENT Plagiarism is a serious problem in academia today especially with the ease of obtaining information from the World Wide Web Plagiarism is defined as representing the words or ideas of another person as one s own without attribution to the source All words and ideas must be attributed to a source unless they are considered common knowledge ie widely known by many people and found in many different sources There are many kinds of plagiarism as you will read on the Guide to Plagiarism website referenced below Plagiarism is unethical unacceptable in science and prohibited by the UF Student Honor Code httpWWW dlt0 ufl 39 J 39 A lm The consequences for plagiarism while at the University of Florida range from receiving a grade of zero for the plagiarized assignment or a failing grade for the course to for repeated offenses expulsion from the university Plagiarism after graduate training calls into question one s scientific integrity and can lead to banning of publication in journals and the loss ofjobscareers In some countries it is an acceptable practice to write in a manner that faculty members at the University of Florida consider to be plagiarism Students studying in our university and with plans to publish their research in the English language need to know what plagiarism is and how to avoid it Students who plagiarize will be caught and consequences will be applied Many faculty in our department check all written assignments using an antiplagiarism software called Tumitin httpwwwatu edutumitinabouthtml You may wish to customize this section and put in your plans to use Tumitin and your consequences for plagiarism For further information and examples of plagiarism I strongly suggest that you please read the George Smathers Library Guide to Plagiarism at httpwebu ibu edumslsubjectsPhysicsStudentPlagiarismhtml Please understand that our purpose in bringing to your attention the matter of plagiarism is to help train you to be ethical scientists not to impugn your character SOFTWARE USE All faculty staff and students of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages andor criminal penalties for the individual violator Because such violations are also against University policies and rules disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate CAMPUS HELPING RESOURCES Students experiencing crisis or personal problems that interfere with their general wellbeing are encouraged to utilize the university s counseling resources Both the Counseling Center and Student Mental Health provide confidential counseling services at no cost for currently enrolled students are available on campus for students having personal or lacking clear career and academic goals which interfere with their academic performance The Counseling Center is located at 301 Peabody Hall next to Criser Hall Student Mental Health is located on the second oor of the Student Health Services in the In rmary 1 University Counseling Center 301 Peabody Hall 3921575 personal and career counseling wwwcounselu edu 2 StudentMental Health Rm 245 Student Health Care Center3921171 personal counseling httpshccu edu Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program ASAP Center for Sexual AssaultAbuse Recovery amp Education CARE Eating Disorders Program Employee Assistance Program Suicide Prevention Program 3 Career Resource Center DR100 JWReitz Union 3921602 career development assistance and counseling Students with Disabilities The Disability Resource Center Coordinates the needed accommodations of students with disabilities This includes registering disabilities recommending academic accommodations within the classroom accessing special adaptive computer equipment providing interpretation services and mediating facultystudent disability related issues 0001 Reid Hall 3928565 wwwds0u edudrc


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