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  • 200T J-Term Trip to Arizona
    guides for the river trip round trip airfare buses 2 nights of hotels in Las Vegas Marriott Residence Inn and entrance fees The cost does not include food for the portion of the trip on travel days between Milwaukee and Las Vegas You are responsible for getting to from Milwaukee s Mitchell International Airport for the flights Schedule June 1st Friday We will take a morning flight from Milwaukee to Las Vegas NV flying on Midwest Airlines We are arranging a tour of Hoover Dam and an evening river guide talk We will spend the night in Las Vegas at the Marriott s Residence Inn June 2nd Sat We begin the day with a scenic five hour bus tour across northern Arizona to Lees Ferry crossing deserts forests and Native American reservations In the afternoon we start our chartered two boat whitewater rafting river trip with Grand Canyon Expeditions camping on sandy beach at night along Colorado River June 3rd through June 8th 8 day full Grand Canyon National Park river trip 288 miles on river whitewater rafting the Colorado River You will run 70 rapids including the Canyon s two most challenging Crystal and Lava Falls We will hike

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  • Biogeography
    distributions Field Trip 1 during class time Pringle Nature Center Bristol Woods Ch 2 3 September 15 Origins of Limiting Factors Biological Interactions Disturbance Ecological niches fundamental vs realized Predation competition and symbiosis Interactions niches and gradients Fire Succession primary vs secondary Computer Lab Limiting Factors Ch 4 5 September 22 Origins of Limiting Factors Biomes Putting it together Grime s model of disturbance stress competition Intermediate disturbance hypothesis Biome adaptations following Grime s model Computer Lab Biome adaptations to stress disturbance and competition worldwide Ch 6 September 29 Explore the influence of climatic geology glaciers and substrate on physical limiting factors Field Trip 2 Physical Limiting Factors on Species Distribution UW Nature Trail handouts October 6 Origins of Limiting Factors Physical Factors Climate Change Plate Tectonics biological and physical evidence for plate tectonics Continental drift and reconstructions Wallace s line Biological effects of plate tectonics Glaciation Physical erosional vs depositional evidence vs biological evidence Organisms Responses to Glaciations past glacial events climate change vegetation change fauna responses Break into two groups Overchill vs Overkill Glacial climate change vs human impacts on species distributions Substrate as a physical limiting factor examples soil development factors types of soil by biomes HANDOUT MIDTERM 1 Ch 7 October 13 Midterm 1 Due Take home given Oct 6 th combination of identification short answer interpreting problem cases essay Field Trip 3 Methods in Biogeography Research n a UNIT TWO RESPONSES TO LIMITING FACTORS October 20 Biological Response to Limiting Factors Dispersal mechanisms long distance dispersal factors that increase success Geographic barriers to dispersal pathways corridors net filter sweepstakes Migration importance of true migration reasons Process of evolution gradualism vs punctuated equilibrium causes of evolution Geographic aspects divergent vs convergent evolution adaptive radiation principle of competitive exclusion Break into 2 groups allopatric vs sympatric speciation

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  • Forest Ecology
    environment and plant species through time to include ecological and evolutionary patterns in each Consideration will be given to plant and animal species as well as their relationships Presentation Final Students will work in teams Each team will select one Wisconsin forest type to research and present to the class in electronic format Power Point Each 20 minute presentation should include information regarding the location species composition and major environmental factors that are controlling productivity species composition and stand dynamics within the forest community The team should present the major environmental problem s currently impacting the growth and productivity of the forest system insect disease logging etc and possible solutions Each team will submit an annotated referenced outline and reference list of the project in electronic Project grades will be based upon the outline the quality and the scientific content of the presentation A minimum of 5 references is required 3 of which may not be internet sources Grading ü Midterm 1 25 ü Midterm 2 25 ü Forest Presentation 10 ü Labs 25 ü Participation in Class and Field Trips 15 Class Syllabus Date Lecture Topic Handouts and Biomes on Blackboard Assigned Reading 2 3 I Introduction Handout 1 A The background and approach Handouts 2 and 3 INTRODUCTION TO FOREST ECOLOGY Kimmins Ch 1 2 3 II Tree autecology 2 10 A The species as an ecological unit Handout 4 and 5 Kimmins Ch 16 except pp 444 447 B The concept of environment WILDLIFE AND FOREST ECOLOGY Kimmins Ch 6 except pp 159 166 2 17 C Solar radiation Handout 6 BIOME TROPICAL RAINFOREST Kimmins Ch 7 D Temperature Handout 7 Kimmins Ch 8 except pp 220 226 2 24 Tree Autecology Field Trip FIELD TRIP Mitchell Park Domes 3 3 E Wind Handout 8 Kimmins Ch

    Original URL path: http://faculty.carthage.edu/jmast/courses/forest-ecology/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Soil Science
    instructor Texts and Readings Elements of the Nature and Property of Soils Brady and Weil Grading Based on the total score from the following Midterm 1 20 Midterm 2 20 Labs 25 Chapter Quizzes 15 on Blackboard 15 Class participation 10 Student Presentation 1 10 Exams will be a combination of multiple choice short answer and essay and will include lecture material readings field trips in class labs and in class discussions Please note the date of the midterm since no make up exams will be offered The final exam will be comprehensive but will place most of the emphasis on material covered after the Midterm Chapter quizzes will be placed on Blackboard under assignments for a week before the class in which it is to be discussed These are times quizzes with 10 questions per quiz You will have 20 minutes to complete the quiz and may not stop the quiz timer nor try again later Although the quizzes are open booked you need to read the chapter before starting the quiz in order to complete the test within the 20 minute time frame Class participation will be graded based on attendance and taking part in discussions in class labs and field trips Student presentation format 20 minutes on a selected topic will be discussed further in class Syllabus for GEOS 369 Professor Mast Fall 2008 Date Lecture Topic Text Chapter Sept 4 Soil Components and Horizons 1 Field Trip Sampling Soils Sept 9 Formation of Soils 2 Sept 11 Parent Material 2 Lab Parent Material Sept 16 Soil Classification 3 Sept 18 Group Presentations Soil Orders 3 GIS Lab and On Campus Field Trip Soil Types at Carthage Sept 23 Soil Texture 4 Sept 25 Soil Structure 4 Lab Soil Texture Analyses Sept 30 Soil Moisture 5 Oct

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  • Methods of Field Research
    for outdoor field conditions on every scheduled lab day Given the need for group sampling of data no make up labs will be given Plan your schedule to attend every Thursday afternoon class do not schedule non emergency doctor appointments travel work etc for Thursday afternoons Grading ü Midterm I 20 ü Midterm II 20 ü Labs 10 40 ü Class Participation 10 ü Group Project 10 Class Syllabus Date Lecture Topic Powerpoints and handouts on Blackboard Lab Labs on Blackboard 2 2 Introduction to Sampling Methods Lab 1 Sampling Designs Unit One Sampling Design 2 9 A Sampling with Transects Line and Belt Lab 2 Line Transects Methods 2 16 B Sampling with Transects Point Center Quarter Technique Lab 3 Point Center Quarter 2 23 C Sampling Plot Methods Lab 4 Quadrat Sampling Lab 3 2 E Sampling Point Sampling Methods Lab 5 Point Sampling Soils 3 9 Midterm I Sampling Design 3 16 Spring Break Unit 2 Analyses of Field Data 3 23 F Comparison of Field Sites Lab 6 Three Analyses t tests Chi squared and Ordination Lab 3 30 G Sampling Gradients Lake Michigan Lab 7 Beach Habitat Field Lab 4 6 H Climatology Meteorology Methods

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  • Case Studies in Environmental Science
    extensions Requests for exceptions to this policy in the case of documented illness or personal disaster must be submitted in writing in a timely manner and will be evaluated on a case by case basis Academic Integrity By taking this course you are bound by the following Honor Pledge developed by Carthage Student Government and endorsed by the Carthage faculty I recognize that academic integrity is essential to both my personal education and the college community as a whole Therefore I will neither give nor receive unauthorized assistance on any assignment test or other graded material for this course I understand that such unauthorized assistance includes but is not limited to plagiarism cheating on a test collusion and unauthorized cooperative work false citation multiple submissions submission of work prepared by another and false data as described in the Student Community Code Special needs Students with special learning needs are encouraged to see Dr Gartner or Dr Mast during the first two weeks of class to discuss appropriate accommodations and support You should also have documentation on file with Diane Schowalter in the Advising Center x5802 This information will be kept confidential Tentative Schedule UNIT 1 WASTEWATER Th Feb 8 Introduction to class Wastewater case study Tu Feb 13 AM Tour of Wastewater Treatment Facility PM Research Methods establish groups Th Feb 15 Researching your Topic Experimental Design Tu Feb 20 AM Group Presentations of Experimental Designs PM Background sludge tests Th Feb 22 Writing up scientific results a review Review background results and reassess design Tu Feb 27 AM Set up run experiments PM Continue experiments Write up of background results reassessment due Th Mar 1 Student led article presentations discussions Tu Mar 6 AM Case study article discussion PM Follow up experiments Th Mar 8 Present preliminary experimental results

    Original URL path: http://faculty.carthage.edu/jmast/courses/case-studies-in-environmental-science/ (2013-06-13)
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  • News — Joy Mast — Carthage College
    which received an Outstanding Reference Source award from the American Library Association She also presented a talk at the National Council for Geographic Education in Savannah Ga on Geographic Research on Forest Disturbance with Undergraduates based on her National Science Foundation work Spring 2010 Professor Mast has been appointed as an associate editor for the international journal P lant Ecology published by Springer Netherlands She also serves on the editorial boards for the journals Annals of the Association of American Geographers and Physical Geography and is the editor of The Biogeographer Autumn 2009 Professor Mast presented a research talk titled Post fire recovery of Ponderosa Pine forest during drought at the 10th biennial Conference for Research on the Colorado Plateau in Arizona She is the principal investigator for a 191 950 National Science Foundation research grant The Biogeography of Forest Change Drought and Crown Fire in ponderosa pine forests of the American Southwest Professor Mast was appointed this fall to a second four year term on the editorial board of geography s premier research journal The Annals of the Association of American Geographers Vita Research Courses Introduction to Physical Geography J Term Trip to Arizona Biogeography Forest Ecology Soil Science

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  • Courses — Jerald Mast — Carthage College
    Directions Academics Admissions Athletics Calendar of Events Campus Life For Faculty Login Faculty Jerald Mast Courses Courses Professor Mast teaches the following courses POL 1040 Introduction to Public Policy POL 3100 The Logic of Political Inquiry POL 3530 American Political Institutions POL 3620 Environmental Politics POL 3930 Environmental Law Courses Political Science Department Jerald Mast Associate Professor of Political Science Contact Information jmast1 carthage edu 262 551 5397 Clausen Center

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