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BIO 360: Conservation Biology: Home

Goals and Description of Project

Preparation is crucial to an effective presentation.  This course is designed with important checkpoints to promote your success and learning.  This libguide will help you to know WHAT is due and WHEN.

You will each give 4 presentations in this class.  For the first 2, you and a partner will present on a book chapter.  Then, you will individually present on a chapter from the text. For your final presentation you will research and present on a topic of your choice as well as lead discussion of  research paper.

SCHEDULE

Date

Topic

Reading

Presenter(s)

Module 1: Foundations of Conservation Biology, Valuing Biodiversity, Threats

W Jan 15

Introduction

 

 

F Jan 17

What is Conservation Biology?

Ch.1

Sarah

M Jan 20

Deconstruct presentation

 

Sarah

W Jan 22

Endangered Species Act, Law Presentations

 

 

F Jan 24

Law Presentations

 

 

M Jan 27

Law Presentations

 

 

W Jan 29

What is Biological Diversity

Ch.2

 

F Jan 31

Where is the World’s Biological Diversity Found

Ch.3

 

M Feb 3

Ecological Economics and Direct Use Values

Ch.4

Rajaram

W Feb 5

Indirect Use Value

Ch.5

 

F Feb 7

Ethical Values

Ch.6

 

M Feb 10

Extinction

Ch.7

 

W Feb 12

Introduction to Research Project, RE1 assigned

 

Sarah

F Feb 14

Vulnerability to Extinction

Ch.8

 

M Feb 17

Habitat destruction, Fragmentation

Ch.9 (p.173-196)

 

W Feb 19

Habitat degradation, Climate Change

Ch.9 (p.196-214)

 

F Feb 21

Early Semester Break

 

n/a

M Feb 24

Overexploitation, Invasive Species, Disease

Ch.10

 

Module 2: Conserving Populations & Species, Practical Applications, Human Societies

W Feb 26

Problems of Small Populations

Ch.11

 

F Feb 28

Applied Population Biology, MB & bibliography due

Ch.12

 

M Mar 3

Establishing New Populations

Ch.13

 

W Mar 5

Ex Situ Conservation Strategies

Ch.14

 

F Mar 7

Work on paper selection, RE2 assigned

 

 

M Mar 10

Establishing Protected Areas

Ch.15

 

W Mar 12

Designing Networks of Protected Areas

Ch.16

 

F Mar 14

Managing Protected Areas

Ch.17

 

 

Spring Break

 

n/a

M Mar 24

Conservation Outside Protected Areas

Ch.18

 

W Mar 26

Land Conservancy in Indiana

TBD

John

F Mar 28

Restoration Ecology

Ch.19

 

M Mar 31

Conservation and Sustainable Development (Local)

Ch.20

 

W Apr 2

Conservation and Sustainable Development (International)

Ch.21

 

Module 3: Research Presentations

F Apr 4

Research presentation

 

Sarah

M Apr 7

Research presentation

 

 

W Apr 9

Research presentation, RE3 assigned

 

 

F Apr 11

Research presentation

 

 

M Apr 14

Research presentation

 

 

W Apr 16

Research presentation

 

 

F Apr 18

Research presentation

 

 

M Apr 21

Research presentation

 

 

W Apr 23

Research presentation

 

 

F Apr 25

Research presentation

 

 

M Apr 28

Research presentation

 

 

W Apr 30

Research presentation

 

 

F May 2

Evaluations, RE4 assigned

 

 

 

Final Wrap Up at Sarah’s House

 

 

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