Sunday, February 25, 2007

Readings and Homework for 2/28

Direct Disturbance and its Effects on Invasion (Wednesday's class):

Also, come to class prepared to discuss the implications disturbance has had or is having on your adopted species.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Readings for 2/26

Topic: Indirect Disturbance and its Effects on Invasion (scheduling has led us to switch things around a bit and cover indirect disturbance before direct disturbance).

Our Guest Speaker for today will be Dr. Jeffrey Dukes. Readings are below...

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Readings for 2/21

Getting back on track after the snow day and Monday holiday...

Wednesday we'll be covering the Enemy Release Hypothesis, the readings were originally assigned for a previous class.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Addendum to readings for 2/14

Rick has added one additional paper for discussion in class on 2/14:

Friday, February 9, 2007

Readings for 2/12/07-2/14/07

Rick will be lecturing this week, the assigned readings for Monday are as follows:

Rick says:

" Frankham 2003 first. This is a basic overview of small population dynamics as they apply to conservation biology. Think about why the dynamics of endangered species might be different from new introductions of invasives. In my lecture I will cover founder, drift and inbreeding. The second paper to read is Mooney and Cleland 2001. This is a quick review of evolutionary processes in invasive species. The third paper, Tsutsui 2003, is a case study on the Argentinian Ant invasion. Very unusual circumstances. Some of these discussions may flow into Wed's class and I may add one more paper for Wed. ."

Note that the discussion of these readings may extend into Wednesday's class, but there may also be one additional paper assigned for Wednesday.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Readings and Homework for 2/7


Homework: Be prepared to discuss the biological characteristics that are thought to have made your species a successful invader.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

10 Important Invasive Species Issues

The ten invasive species issues I covered in class 1/29 are now available online here. (Just a reminder that in general I will not be providing copies of the Powerpoint presentations I give in class, so take notes!)