You must cover at least the following topics: location (a map would be nice), characteristics, unique biota (photos would be nice), and status/threats.
Your goal is to teach your colleagues about an area/wetland type
about which they probably know very little. Your classmates will
judge the quality of your presentation and whether you have met this
Select a topic which interests you. The list below may give
you ideas, but you are welcome to modify one of these or come up with
an original idea. Topics must be cleared with me. All topics are
first-come-first-served; i.e., only one person in the class may have
any topic. Prepare a 'paper' which thoroughly investigates the
topic. (I can't imagine that anyone could do this in less than 10
typed pages.) The paper will be written in normal 'English-class'
style. This means that you must cite all relevant materials and have
a Literature Cited section. (Nota bene: I am as picky of a grader on
grammar and spelling as any English professor!) This paper is worth
Possible Project Topics for Wetland & Riparian Ecology
This is a list of potential topics. You may do one of these, modify one, or choose something altogether different.
|Old World Climbing Fern
|Australian Paperbark Tree
Reed Canary Grass
Polygonum cuspidatum/Fallopia japonica var. japonica
You must cover at least the following topics: photograph/drawing, source of introduction, characteristics, control measures, and whether it is found in PA.
Your goal is to teach your colleagues about a plant species about which they probably know very little. Your classmates will judge the quality of your presentation and whether you have met this goal. If you have taken the Invasive Species course, you may not use the same topic you presented in that class.
A useful website is http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/welcome.html