CommEcolPresentGrading - relative abundances, and did they...

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Community Ecology Lab Grading Guidelines Group ________________________________ ____________________________ ________________________________ ____________________________ Category Excellent Good/Adequate Inadequate Scientific process : Do the students have a firm grasp of the scientific method? Are they clear in their hypothesis and the predictions it makes? Ecological processes : Do the students understand the basic ecological principles illustrated by this lab exercise? Do they correctly apply ways predation (and/or competition) could be acting in the cattle tanks? Do they understand the role of the fish and the zooplankton in the community? Use of data : Are the students’ interpretations of their data plausible? Did the students analyze their data carefully and thoroughly? Do they understand the difference between absolute and
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Unformatted text preview: relative abundances, and did they make use of the right graphs to test their hypothesis? Did they use all of the graphs that were appropriate? Use of Brooks & Dodson (1965) article : Did the students build upon the results of B&D, or explain why B&D did not apply? Presentation style : Was the presentation clear, coherent and logical? Where graphs easy to read? Did group members coordinate well in presenting results? Response to questions: Were students knowl-edgeable about the interpretation of their results and able to respond informatively to questions from TA or classmates? Holistic assessment (overall impression) Excellent Good Fair/poor Comments: Note: Maximum score is 30 pts., and requires an unambiguous "Excellent" rating in each category...
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