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FNR 103 Introduction to Environmental Conservation Syllabus Instructor : Dr. John B. Dunning, Jr. Phone : 494-3565 Office : 102 Forestry Building Office Hours : T 1:30-2:30, W 1:30-2:30 Email : jdunning@purdue.edu Semester : Spring 2010 *** you can also contact me using the Mail tool in Blackboard. Note: the Blackboard’s Discussion tool is available, but everyone in the class will see your message when you post to that tool. *** Text: Science. McGraw-Hill. Fifth edition. Available as either an E-BOOK or looseleaf printed version Date Topic Readings Jan 11 Introduction 13 Science and the Environment Chapter 1, pg 11-17 15 Politics and the Environment Chapter 15, pg 354-361 18 HOLIDAY – Martin Luther King Day 20 Environmental Train Wrecks Chapter 6, pg 133-136 22 Economics and the Environment Chapter 14, pg 340-346 25 The Mother of All Environmental Problems Chapter 4, pp. 75-84 27 ECOLOGY SECTION –basic ecology QUIZ Chapter 2, pg 36-46 29 Ecological patterns: biomes Chapter 5, pg 95-108 Feb 1 Ecological patterns: succession Chapter 3, pg 64-71 3 Population characteristics (demography) Chapter 3, pg 56-64 5 Population growth & interactions QUIZ Chapter 3, pg 56-64 8 Landscape ecology Chapter 6, pg 146-147 10 EXAM 1 12 MANAGEMENT SUBSECTION – multiple use Chapter 12, pg 287-288 15 Forest resources Chapter 6, pg 127-135 17 Rangeland resources Chapter 6, pg 137-139 19 Issues: Fire management Chapter 6, pg 135-137 Feb 22 National Park Systems Chapter 6, pg 139-144 24 Wilderness; Mineral resources QUIZ Chapter 11, pg 265-270 26 Mining and the environment Chapter 11, pg 271-274 March 1 Chapter 10, pg 232-241 3 Water issues: Groundwater, nonpoint pollution Chapter 10, pg 241-258 5 Air resources, pollutants, acid rain Chap 9, pg 200-2; 217-28 8 Issues: ozone depletion QUIZ Chapter 9, pg 221-222 10 Climate change: evidence Chapter 9, pg 200-210 12 Climate change: theory Chapter 9, pg 200-206 March 15-19 Holiday – SPRING BREAK 22 Climate change: solutions Chapter 9, pg 210-217
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24 Energy resources and consumption Chapter 12, pg 282-290 26 Energy conservation, solar, wind power Chapter 12, pg 292-301 March 29 Issues: nuclear power Chapter 12, pg 290-292
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