Invasion Ecology at 60

Charles Elton and Our Contemporary Understanding of Biological Invasion

 

Instructor: Dylan Parry

EFB 797, Spring 2017 Mon. 12:40-1:30

1 Credit (Seminar)
Office Hours: Mon 9:30-11:00 / Thur. 9:30-11:00

Contact Information: 109 Illick; 470-6753; dparry@esf.edu

Course Website: http://www.esf.edu/efb/parry/Elton.htm

 

Goals of course/overview:

In this seminar, we will read and discuss how Charles Eltonís classic book has influenced the field of Invasion Ecology

 

DATE

TOPIC

LINKS TO READING(S) AND DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

DISCUSSION LEADER(s)

Jan. 23,

Introductions: Housekeeping

Dylan

Jan. 30

Major Themes of the Book Ch. 1-3

Dylan

Feb. 6

Major Themes of the book Ch. 4-6

 

Dylan

Feb. 13

Major Themes of the book Ch. 7-9

 

Dylan

Feb. 20

Establishment

 

Alex & Taylor

Feb. 27

Biotic Resistance

 

Joanna & Brandon

March 6

Invasibility: Diversity

 

Victoria & Samantha

March 20

Dylan at Meeting

No Class

 

March 27

Adaptation and Evolution

 

Dylan & Dave

April 3

Disturbance

 

Alex & Taylor

April 10

Interaction with other anthropogenic drivers of global change

 

Joanna & Brandon

April 17

Prevention & Eradication

 

Victoria & Samantha

April 24

Biological Control

 

Dylan & Dave

May 1

Wrap up and Synthesis

 

Class

 

 

 

Weekly Participation

Your responsibilities in this class are:

 

Discussion Leaders

       Decide how you want to run the class; Iíd suggest a brief overview of your groups invasion concept, how you think Elton viewed or described it, and a comparison/contrast with your interpretation of a recent paper.  Iíd recommend using no more than 10-12 minutes for your introductory material.† Use your imagination Ė make it interesting!†

Grading

Your grade will come from your participation (in class and answered questions - 50%) and your discussion leadership (50%)