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Mourning Dove

Conservation Biology Biol 422

Fall Semester, 2012




Times and Locations

Lectures (1 hour, 3 per week): 

Biosciences Room 1102

Mondays 13:30, Wednesdays 12:30, Fridays 11:30

Tutorials (3 hours, 1 per week):

Tuesdays 08:30-11:30, Biosciences Room 3110 (section 4)

Tuesdays 14:30-17:30, Biosciences Room 3110 (section 3)

Thursdays 08:30-11:30, Biosciences Room 1341 (section 2)



People

Instructor: Dr. Paul R. Martin (Biosciences 4320, pm45@queensu.ca)

Teaching Assistants: 

Donya Danesh (Biosciences 4236, 11dd14@queensu.ca)




Course and Text

Course: Conservation Biology, 422. The application of biological research to the conservation of biodiversity and natural resources, as well as the interaction of biology with philosophy, politics and economics in influencing conservation policy.

Text: Groom, M., G. Meffe & R. Carroll. 2006. Principles of Conservation Biology, third edition. Sinauer, Sunderland, MA.

(Note: older editions of this text are very different - use third edition)



Marking Scheme

In-Class Quizzes, 25%

Major Project, 40%

Tutorial Assignments and Participation, 25%

Project Presentation (in tutorial), 5%

Semester-Long Carbon Emissions Assignment, 5%

There are no formal exams in this class.




Expectations of Students

Students will be responsible for all materials presented in lectures and tutorials, including those which the student did not attend. For missed lectures and tutorials, please download relevant pdfs (available on the web) and obtain notes from a classmate. Please note that quizzes are frequent in this class. If you miss a class, you should check to see if there is a quiz on the following class.

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity. Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's. Please consult the following website: http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/academics/academic-integrity.

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning copyright and for ensuring that their assignments conform to copyright laws. Please consult the following website: http://library.queensu.ca/copyright/teaching/queens.


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