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Discussion Section EEB 116 – Conservation Biology Winter 2008 Jolene Moroney : [email protected] Office Hours: TBA Sections: 1A (Wed: 9:00-10:50am), 1B (Wed: 11:00-12:50pm), 1C (Wed:  1:00-2:50pm) Sara Painter: [email protected] Office Hours: Tues: 3.30-4.30pm, Wed 11am-12pm, Botany 427 Sections: 1D (Wed: 3:00-4:50Pm), 1F (Fri: 8:00-9:50am), 1G (Fri: 10:00- 11:50am) Graham Slater: [email protected] Office Hours: Thurs: 11 am-12pm, Friday 10-11am, LS 5213 Sections: 1E (Thurs: 9.00-10:50am), 1H (Fri: 12:00-1:50pm), 1I (Fri: 2:00- 3:50pm) I.  PURPOSE The main goal of the lecture is to outline principles of biology that are relevant to  conservation issues.  The focus of discussion section, however, is on the  application of those principles to particular problems, questions, controversies,  and case studies.  While the discussions will center on issues covered in the  lecture, they will not always be synchronized with lecture material, nor are they  meant to be (though complicated material will always be presented first in  lecture).  And while the idea of lecture is to instill you with the facts and principles  with a view to testing you on your understanding, the discussion sections are  meant more as a forum for discussion and debate.  You know –  talking .  In other  words, we encourage differing viewpoints and we have selected papers that we  feel promote debate.  If you read the articles critically and carefully and come  with a few questions, you should do fine.
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