SEMINAR: NEOTROPICAL RAINFOREST ECOLOGY

PBIO 405 (#04510), PBIO 693 (#04522)

Spring Quarter, 2002

Field course participants, follow this link for the current "Field Course Workshop Schedule" (in Word format).

Professors:

Dr. Harvey Ballard

Dr. Morgan Vis

Office:

406 Porter Hall

400 Porter Hall

Phone:

593-4659

593-1134

E-mail:

ballardh@ohio.edu

vis-chia@ohio.edu

Office Hours:

By appointment

Meeting Times:

Tuesdays, 7:10-9:00 pm, Rm. 417 Porter Hall

Textbook: Kricher, J. 1999.  A Neotropical Companion.  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ (ISBN 0691044333); $19.95 from Barnes & Noble, $17.59 from Amazon.com; required [students order your own]
 Grading: 15%

15%

Attendance

Discussion

  50% Presentation (45% for the presentation & 5% for the outline + bibliography)
20%

100%

Exam

Total

 
Grading Scale: 93-100% A 90-92% A-

  87-89% B+ 83-86% B 80-82% B-
 

77-79%

C+

73-76%

C

70-72%

C-

 

67-69%

D+

63-66%

D

60-62%

D-

 

<60%

F

   

Final Exam Date:

Tuesday, 4 June, 7:00pm, Porter 417

   

Dishonesty:

University policy will be followed and violations will result in a lowered or failing grade.

   

Absences:

University policy will be followed. Students are expected to attend all class sessions. Missed work may not be made up without adequate proof of legitimate absence as defined by Ohio University.

   

Website:

http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~ballardh/globalstudies/

Expectations of Presentations:

Peer Review:

Course Calendar

Week

Date

Topic

Presenter

1

Mar 26

Introduction

 

2

April 2

Library Skills

Andrew Stuart

3

April 9

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4

April 16

Chapter 8: Rivers through Rainforest

Chapter 10: Savannas and Dry Forests

Morgan Vis

Harvey Ballard

5

April 23

Chapter 1: Tropical Climates and Ecosystems

Mihai Tomescu

6

April 30

Chapter 3: How a Rainforest Functions

Dawn Black

7

May 7

Chapter 4: Evolutionary Patterns in the Tropics

Min Feng

8

May 14

Chapter 6: Neotropical Pharmacy

Chapter 7: Living off the Land in the Tropic

Katie Williams

Lewis Zimmerman

9

May 21

Chapter 11: Coastal Ecosystems: Mangroves, Seagrass, and Coral Reefs

Jess Peirson

10

May 28

Chapter 14: Deforestation and Conservation of Biodiversity

Erik Stijfhoorn

Finals

June 4

Final Examination 7:00pm

 

Prepared by Morgan Vis on 8 April, 2001; revised by H. Ballard on 30 May, 2002

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