103 politics - OUTLINE: POLITICS & THE ENVIRONMENT 1....

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OUTLINE: POLITICS & THE ENVIRONMENT 1. MAIN THEME AGAIN 2. SCIENTIFIC METHODS & THE FLORIDA KEYS; PROBLEMS. 4. POLITICAL CHALLENGES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE. SUGGESTED READING: Beier, C.M. 2008. Influence of political opposition and compromise on conservation outcomes in the Tongass Nat. Forest. Conservation Biology 22:1485-1496 .
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MAIN THEME OF COURSE TO BE EFFECTIVE, CONSERVATION PLANS MUST BE: 1. SCIENTIFICALLY VALID, 2. POLITICALLY FEASIBLE, 3. ECONOMICALLY AFFORDABLE.
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SCIENTIFIC METHOD 1. IDENTIFY A QUESTION. 2. PROPOSE AN ANSWER. 3. FORM ANSWER INTO HYPOTHESIS = ANSWER THAT IS TESTABLE . 4. PREDICT OUTCOME OF TEST. 5. CONDUCT TEST (= EXPERIMENT). 6. REJECT OR REVISE HYPOTHESIS IF PREDICTIONS NOT SUPPORTED.
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NO HYPOTHESIS IS EVER “PROVED”. ____________________________________. WHY? 1. _______________________________ _______________________________. 2. _______________________________.
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