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RAMAS EcoLab with Conservation Biology
Entry ID: RAMAS_consbio
Abstract: This set of 14 labs is designed as a teaching tool for introductory
undergraduate or high school environmental or ecological laboratory courses.
The lab manual contains background information and exercises and suggestions
for additional work. An instructor's supplement(available to adopters) includes
suggestions for teaching the material, additional reference material, and
answers to the questions ... and exercises. Students are introduced to a number of
important topics that are relevant to environmental studies: biodiversity;
population growth; population parameters (demography); density dependence;
extinction; conservation of threatened and endangered species; sustainable
harvesting; management of wildlife reintroduction of endangered species; island
biogeography; metapopulation biology; human population growth and consumption;
and conservation decision-making.
Each lab provides background material emphasizing the important concepts, a
series of exercises using data from actual studies of endangered and threatened
species, and questions. The manual also provides clear step-by-step
instructions on the use of RAMAS' EcoLab 2.0 and the provided sample files.
Conservation Biology with RAMAS EcoLab allows students to explore the latest
concepts in conservation and, moreover, to utilize the same technology that
professionals in the field use to tackle these issues.
Conservation Biology with RAMAS EcoLab can be used independently as the basis
of a laboratory course, or as a complement to a lecture course based on any of
Quality RAMAS software is used at more than 1000 institutions,
laboratories and government offices and by thousands of students
in 50 countries worldwide. It's used by ecologists, resource
managers, and population biologists who need to predict
population structure and size through time and assess population
and species extinction risks.
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
The following review of Applied Population Ecology was published in The
Quarterly Review of Biology, vol. 73, no. 3, pages 380-381, September 1998.
Teaching population ecology and conservation biology with RAMAS software, Pablo Inchausti, http://www.ramas.com/teachart.htm
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