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

Text:

"Hawaii: A Natural History" by Sherwin Carlquist (ISBN 0-915809-2) required; order through "Amazon.com" or "Barnes & Noble"

Grading:

15%

Attendance

 

15%

Discussion

 

50%

Presentation (45% for the presentation & 5% for the outline + Bibliography turned in on time, one week before your presentation)

 

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%

We'll send you flowers, but we won't attend your funeral

   

Final Exam Content

2-3 questions chosen from each student seminar

Final Exam Date:

Tuesday June 10th at 7 pm, 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/hawaii2003/hawaiiseminar2003/

Course Calendar (subject to change)

Week

Date

Activities & Seminar Topics

Presentor

Reading

1

1 April

Syllabus synopsis

Choose topics for student presentations

   

2

8 April

Quick Powerpoint lesson

Dr. Brown

pp. 63-81

3

15 April

Overview on Volcanoes & Their Importance

Dr. Royal Mapes

Ch. 1 (pp. 1-63)

4

22 April

 

Community Dynamics on Oceanic Islands

Hawaiian Violets

Dr. Brown

Dr. Ballard

NO READINGS

NO READINGS

5

29 April

Island Syndromes in Plants

Island Syndromes in Animals

Aurea Cortes

Jody Helm

Chs. 6, 8-9 (pp. 139-157, 163-179)
Ch. 7 (pp. 157-163)

6

6 May

Dispersal to the Hawaiian Islands

Stacey Falk

Ch. 3 (pp. 81-111)

7

13 May

NO CLASS!!

8

20 May

Special Hawaiian Groups: Lobelioids

Patty Nally

Ch. 12 (pp. 222-249)

9

27 May

Status and Problems of Conservation in Hawaii

Special Hawaiian Groups: Silverswords

[6pm workshop: Research Methods]

Zeenath Sheikh

Kurt Hartman

Review Article (??)

Ch. 13 (pp. 250-266)

10

3 June

Problems of Island Existence

Adaptive Radiations on Islands, and Evolutionary Change

Biological Regions: Dry and Wet Forests

[6pm workshop: Packing]

Andrew Bishop

Diana Roberts


Kristyn Robinson

Ch. 4 (pp. 111-122)

Ch. 5 (pp. 122-138)


Chs. 15-16 (pp. 275-332)

Finals

SEE BELOW

Final Exam

   

FINAL EXAM IS NOW LINKED HERE , FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE AFTER YOU'RE FINISHED STUDYING--IT'S "CLOSED BOOK".  IDEALLY COMPLETE THE WORD DOCUMENT ON COMPUTER AND EMAIL IT BACK, OR PRINT IT OUT AND WRITE ON IT, THEN SHOVE IT UNDER HARVEY'S DOOR OR IN HIS FACULTY MAILBOX.  IT MUST BE TURNED IN BY WEDNESDAY (6/11), 5:00PM.

Prepared by Morgan Vis 8 April, 2001; revised by H. Ballard and K. Brown on 7 June, 2003.

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