SEMINAR: ISLAND BIOLOGY

PBIO 405 (#04606), PBIO 693 (#04618)

Spring Quarter, 2003

Professors:

Dr. Harvey Ballard

Dr. Kim Brown

Office:

406 Porter Hall

405 Porter Hall

Phone:

593-4659

593-1122

E-mail:

ballardh@ohio.edu

brownk4@ohio.edu

Office Hours:

By appointment or immediately after class

Meeting Times:

T, 7-9 pm, Rm. 417 Porter Hall

F, 3:30-4:30 Rm., 104 Porter Hall--May 4th and May 18th only

Text:

"Hawaii: A Natural History" by Sherwin Carlquist

(ISBN 0-915809-2) required

Grading:

15%

Attendance

 

15%

Discussion

 

50%

Presentation (45% for the presentation

& 5% for the outline + Bibliography)

 

20%

Exam

 

100%         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 June 5th 7 pm

   

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/

Course Calendar (subject to change)

Week

Date

Activities & Seminar Topics

Presenter

Reading

1

March 27

Syllabus synopsis

Choose topics for student presentations

   

2

April 3

Quick Powerpoint lesson - Dr. Vis

Stream Macroalgae of the Hawaiian Islands

Dr. Vis

pp. 63-81

3

April 10

Overview on volcanoes & their importance

Hawaiian Violets

Dr. R. Mapes

Dr. Ballard

pp. 1-63

4

April 17

Dispersal to the Hawaiian Islands

Challenges to Island Existence

Mihai Tomescu

Molly Christian

pp. 81-111

pp. 111-122

5

April 24

Adaptive Radiations on Islands

Island Syndromes: Plants

Teresa Turk

Jessica Sparks

pp. 122-139

pp. 139-157, 163-173

6

May 1

May 4

Island Syndromes: Animals

Special Hawaiian Groups: The Land Shells

Biogeography of Stream Macroalgae

Yvonne Burks

Cynthia Riccardi

Dr. Robert Sheath

pp. 157-163, 173-180

pp. 180-190

Departmental Colloquium

7

May 8

Special Hawaiian Groups: Honeycreepers & other birds

Special Hawaiian Groups: Silverswords & Greenswords

Beth Kajder

Cheryl McCreary

pp. 190-222

pp. 250-267

8

May 15

May 18

Biological Zones of Islands: Coast

Biological Zones of Islands: Epiphytes

Special Hawaiian Groups: Hawaiian Lobelias

David Tomasch

Lorena Brown

Dr. Tom Givnish

pp. 267-275

pp. 333-345

Departmental Colloquium

9

May 22

Biological Zones of Islands: Dry Forests

Biological Zones of Islands: Wet Forests

Status and Problems of Conservation in Hawaii

Rob Weinfurtner

Anthony Meyer

Tammy Melton

pp. 275-300

pp. 300-333

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10

May 29

Biological Zones of Islands: Alpine Zone

Biological Zones of Islands: Bogs

Min Feng

Michelle Van Atta

pp. 358-374

pp. 345-358

Finals

June 5

Final Exam

   

Additionally: Term paper by Carolyn Reilly

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

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