HANDOUTS FOR LECTURES

Print handouts and bring to each lecture

Introduction To Course: What Is Conservation Biology?

Lecture outline in question format

What is Biodiversity? Why Preserve Biodiversity?

Lecture outline in question format

Terms you should already know -- Please review before lecture

Vulnerability to Extinction and Rarity.

Lecture outline in question format

Example of application of Rabinowitz’s classification of rarity to cats

Extinction Processes -- deterministic and stochastic

Lecture outline and table and figures

Additional overheads from Power Point lecture

Spatially Structured Populations, Source-Sinks and Spatial Regulation of Wildlife Harvest in Temperate and Tropical Systems

Lecture outline in question format plus some overheads

Pseudosinks

Metapopulations

Lecture outline in question format.

Diagrams of metapopulations.

Population Viability Analysis/Minimum Viable Populations

Lecture outline in question format.

Habitat Fragmentation and Edge

Lecture outline in question format.

Ecosystem and Adaptive Management

Lecture outline in question format.

Diversity at the Community (alpha, beta, gamma diversity) and Ecosystem Levelsand Indicator Species

Lecture outline in question format (alpha, beta, gamma diversity, indicator species, and focal species)

Compositional, Structural, and Functional Diversity and Focal Species

Lecture outline in question format (part 2 - composition, structural, and functional diversity)

Examples of indicators for composition, structure, and function in a long leaf pine ecosystem

Klamath Forest Approach.

Keystone Species, Foundation Species, and Ecologically Effective Population Densities

Lecture outline in question format.

Types of keystones (overhead from class) Note: for all the different types of keystone species, the species has to have a greater impact than expected from its biomass to be classified as a keystone

Invasive Species

Lecture outline in question format.

Conservation Planning I. Global trends in protected areas, types of protected areas, limits to conservation within protected areas.

Lecture outline in question format for Protected Areas Lecture 1.

Conservation Planning II. Reserve selection and GAP analysis.

Lecture outline in question format for Protected Areas Lecture 2

Conservation Planning III. MUMs, buffers, and landscape linkages.

Other lecture outline to be posted or handed out in class.

Conservation Planning IV. Conservation on Private Land.

Other lecture outline to be posted or handed out in class.