UNM Course Readings

Homework Fall 2016

Read: Bosque Biological Management Plan
(just read Preface and Exec. Summary)

Write RA 1: Consider the significant alterations humans have made to the Middle Rio Grande Valley and its ecosystem.

a) Share your view of how the historical changes to the ecosystem have impacted the landscape and wildlife.

b)  What types of scientific monitoring can help our understanding of this system and future planning efforts?

List all references & cite the reading

State three testable hypotheses based on BEMP data and explain the associated data set needed for each hypothesis
Read: No Child Left Inside (Louv)

Watch: Mother Nature’s Child (video)

Write RA 2: Louv writes that almost all conservationists and environmentalists had a “transcendent experience in nature when they were children.” Describe your own transcendent experience in nature and discuss how this example informs your ethic and attitude toward nature today. BEMP’s mission is to do science, education, and stewardship of the Rio Grande and its watershed. How do you think BEMP enacts the stewardship pillar of its mission?

Refine your hypothesis and then email it, plus the associated data set names to Dr. Eichhorst
Email with your Monthly Monitoring Site Representative or BEMP Staff Member for more details about where to meet this week.
Email Dr. Eichhorst your Data Nugget

Coordinate with your Monthly Monitoring Site Rep or BEMP Staffer about next week

Peer Review of Data Nuggets
Read: Regional Climatic Considerations for Borderlands Sustainability (Gutzler)

Write RA 3: What are the impacts of climate change in terms of water availability for the Middle Rio Grande and bosque?  What are the likely future conditions of the bosque?  What are some of the challenges that land managers will face?   List all references.

Nov 29: Email edited Data Nugget to Dr. Eichhorst

Dec 6: Email revised Data Nugget to Dr. Eichhorst; email list of special project hours to Kim Fike; turn in field notebooks

Pitfall Trapping Week. Coordinate with Kim.fike@bosqueschool.org about details.

Introduction and Background and References for Data Nugget emailed to Dr. Eichhorst and printed (x2) for class.

Be ready for a quiz on the monthly monitoring and pitfall trapping protocols.

Nothing for now
Email with your Monthly Monitoring Site Representative or BEMP Staff Member for more details about where to meet this week.

Email Methods for Data Nugget to Dr. E

Email Dr. Eichhorst your Methods for Data Nugget

Homework Fall 2016

Read: Bosque Biological Management Plan
(just read Preface and Exec. Summary)

Write RA 1: Consider the significant alterations humans have made to the Middle Rio Grande Valley and its ecosystem.

a) Share your view of how the historical changes to the ecosystem have impacted the landscape and wildlife.

b)  What types of scientific monitoring can help our understanding of this system and future planning efforts?

List all references & cite the reading

State three testable hypotheses based on BEMP data and explain the associated data set needed for each hypothesis
Read: No Child Left Inside (Louv)

Watch: Mother Nature’s Child (video)

Write RA 2: Louv writes that almost all conservationists and environmentalists had a “transcendent experience in nature when they were children.” Describe your own transcendent experience in nature and discuss how this example informs your ethic and attitude toward nature today. BEMP’s mission is to do science, education, and stewardship of the Rio Grande and its watershed. How do you think BEMP enacts the stewardship pillar of its mission?

Refine your hypothesis and then email it, plus the associated data set names to Dr. Eichhorst
Email with your Monthly Monitoring Site Representative or BEMP Staff Member for more details about where to meet this week.
Email Dr. Eichhorst your Data Nugget

Coordinate with your Monthly Monitoring Site Rep or BEMP Staffer about next week

Peer Review of Data Nuggets
Read: Regional Climatic Considerations for Borderlands Sustainability (Gutzler)

Write RA 3: What are the impacts of climate change in terms of water availability for the Middle Rio Grande and bosque?  What are the likely future conditions of the bosque?  What are some of the challenges that land managers will face?   List all references.

Nov 29: Email edited Data Nugget to Dr. Eichhorst

Dec 6: Email revised Data Nugget to Dr. Eichhorst; email list of special project hours to Kim Fike; turn in field notebooks

Pitfall Trapping Week. Coordinate with Kim.fike@bosqueschool.org about details.

Introduction and Background and References for Data Nugget emailed to Dr. Eichhorst and printed (x2) for class.

Be ready for a quiz on the monthly monitoring and pitfall trapping protocols.

Nothing for now
Email with your Monthly Monitoring Site Representative or BEMP Staff Member for more details about where to meet this week.

Email Methods for Data Nugget to Dr. E

Email Dr. Eichhorst your Methods for Data Nugget