EAS 501 - Grad Experimental
Section: 008 Primate Conservation Biology
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Environment and Sustainability (EAS)
Department: SNE School of Natural Resources and Environment
Credits:
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar is intended to foster critical consideration of a range of issues within primate conservation biology. Weekly discussions will be based on several broad topics. We will begin by considering alternative conceptual approaches commonly employed in conservation biology, assessing the present-day conservation status of primate populations and habitats, and discussing the major threats facing wild primate populations. Next, we will consider the relationship between the discipline of conservation biology and the practice of conservation on the ground. We will progress to a discussion of conservation priority setting, strategies and tactics, local human communities as both potential allies and threats to conservation of wild primate populations, and whether primates deserve protection and conservation more than other taxa. Over the course of the semester seminar participants will identify topics of interest that will be pursued in depth and developed through peer review and discussion, culminating in a term paper and formal presentation.

Course Requirements:

Grades are calculated based on participation in and preparation for class meetings (30%), a written term paper prospectus (10%), written peer review of other students’ prospecti (10%), a 20 to 25 page term paper (30%), and an oral presentation (20%). Average reading load is four to six scientific papers or book chapters per week.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for upper division undergraduate and graduate students, and will appeal to students interested in biological anthropology, ecology, zoology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, or environmental studies.

Class Format:

Class will meet once a week for three hours. Format will be primarily discussion, although at the end of the term students will present their term-paper projects to the class.

EAS 501 - Grad Experimental
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
P
29355
Open
7
 
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Th 1:00PM - 5:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
25652
Open
20
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
014 (LEC)
P
25183
Open
42
 
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MW 4:30PM - 6:00PM
018 (SEM)
P
26386
Open
19
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
034 (SEM)
P
30096
Open
1
 
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TBA
Note: OFFERED ONLY AT THE BIOLOGICAL STATION www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs This course will be held May 6th - 18th, 2018. Prerequisites - By permission of instructor. Graduate or junior/senior standing; one full-semester course in Remote Sensing and/or GIS from the following: EAS 541, EAS 531, EARTH 408, URP 521 or equivalent.
038 (LEC)
P
23417
Open
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Foundations of Sustainable Food Systems 3CR
055 (SEM)
P
32249
Open
8
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Note: Students must attend four lectures in the DEI speaker series.
119 (LEC)
P
28087
Open
12
 
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM
158 (SEM)
P
25214
Open
7
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: COP Confernce Prep 1CR
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