es 100 lecture 1

es 100 lecture 1 - ES 100: Environmental Ecology...

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ES 100: Environmental Ecology Instructor: Carla D’Antonio TAs: Nicole Molinari Karen Stahlheber PICK UP HANDOUT with course info.
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Logistics Adding: - we will be adding 19 students -priority to seniors, then others -add codes given next week (Wed.) **YOU MUST sign onto waiting list on web **THIS LIST IS ONLY OPEN FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY https://waitlist.ucsb.edu/
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Alternative Classes For B.S. track students: EEMB 120 For B.A. students: EEMB 168 Logistics
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Sections: Sections: rooms are small . 24 max. Week 1: Go to assigned section unless it absolutely won’t work for you. If you want to switch sections, discuss it with your TA. Get it straightened out without getting an add code.
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UC facing enormous budget cuts from state. All departments cut sharply. Small classes are being dropped TAs are being cut. This limits enrollment. Faculty salaries cut 10-14% with no workload reduction. Student fees have doubled in 5 years.
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YOU deserve better Write to your state legislators and your Governor. Demand quality education.
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Textbooks: Essentials of ecology Townsend et al. 2007 Available in bookstore Available in bookstore Can order on line. Can order on line. http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/townsend/ http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/townsend/
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Exams (3): Mostly essay: short and long answers Some definitions Interpretation of graphs
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Term paper: 5 pages Topic of your choice Topics must be preapproved with references. A plagiarized paper will result in failing the class.
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Overarching Goals: Introduce important concepts in ecology Show how they are useful to environmental problems Emphasize how ecology is done (experiments, observations, hypothesis testing) Aid your ability to think critically HAVE FUN
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