Conservation Biology, Writing Assigment (2) DUE Nov. 14th 5pm (by email).

Choose one of the following topics:

Managing an endangered species population; Establishin/managing a protected area; or Ecosystem Management;

and write a short review article on the topic. Your paper should be written in a way that the general public can understand it, but it must draw from a minimum of four primary journal sources siting factual support for what you feel are the most successful conservation strategies. Paper length = max 5 pages (double spaced, 12 inch font).

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Translational Writing Excercise:

Each group was given a primary journal article - you are charged with krafting clear bullet points from the paper translated in a useful manner for a policy maker to digest. You are to take an advocacy stance. Here are the articles:

Extinction Rates in North American Freshwater Fishes, 1900–2010

Habitat Fragmentation and the Persistence of Lynx Populations in Washington State

Ongoing Climate Change in the Arctic (a review paper)

Differential acute sensitivity of wild Rana sylvatica and laboratory Xenopus laevis tadpoles to the herbicide atrazine