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Conservation and Climate Change
What does climate change mean for the future of Earth’s 8.7 million-or-so species? This tutorial introduces students to an emerging literature on how climate change alters the distributions, behaviors, and interactions of plant and animal species. In it we will pay close attention to how to read a scientific paper and how to write about science from the discipline of environmental studies. Some of the questions we will consider include: How is scientific knowledge produced? What might the biotic world look like in 10, 100, and 1000 years? How are conservation and restoration practitioners responding to climate change? To what extent can local environmental management alter global trends?
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
one 5- to 7-page essay every other week and carefully prepared oral responses to partners' essays in alternate weeks
ENVI101 or permission of the instructor
Environmental Studies majors and concentrators
Weekly tutorial paper or response paper for which the instructor will provide feedback on writing skills as well as content. Opportunities to revise.
ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives
ENVI Natural World Electives