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Possible Discussion Topics and Readings Week 3. Why should we care about extinctions and loss of biological diversity? 1. Wilson, E. O. 1999. For the love of life. (E. O. Wilson, Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity, Island Press) 2. Leaky, R. and Levin, R. 1995. The sixth extinction (R. Leakey & R. Levin, The Sixth Extinction, Doubleday Press) Week 4. Justifying species preservation: utilitarian versus intrinsic values 1. Ehrenfeld, 1988. Why put a value on biodiversity? (pp. 212-216 in E. O. Wilson, Biodiversity, National Academy Press) 2. Castanza, et al. 1997. The value of the world’s ecosystem services and natural capital. Nature. 387:253-260. Week 5. Biodiversity conservation in the tropics: challenges and controversies 1. Bradshaw et al. 2009. Tropical turmoil: a biodiversity tragedy in progress. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 7:79-87. 2. Brashares et al. 2004. Bushmeat hunting, wildlife declines, and fish supply in West Africa. Science. 306:1180-1182. Week 6. Controlling exotic and overabundant native species to protect endangered species:
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