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BIOL 464-Biology of Marine Mammals-Fall 2011 Alejandro Acevedo

Summary: BIOL 464- Biology of Marine Mammals- Fall 2011
Alejandro Acevedo
Meeting: SL 210 (SMATE Bldg.); MWF 10:00-11:20.
Phone/email: 650-3653, acevedo@biol.wwu.edu
Office Hours: BI 309- M 14-16, T 12:30-13:30, W: 13-15
Communications: Blackboard
Course Aims
1) You will receive a solid foundation and construct your own knowledge on the evolution, physiology,
ecology and conservation of marine mammals.
2) You will continue the development of the knowledge and skills that are required of any scientist:
identifying appropriate sources of information; gathering, synthesizing and critically evaluating
knowledge; thinking analytically and developing scientific questions; communicating ideas concisely and
effectively in written and oral form; working in collaboration with others to integrate knowledge into a
coherent body of work, and most importantly developing your own ideas and opinions.
In order to fulfill these objectives, you will:
Be engaged in lectures and activities to learn the most relevant information and current research.
Work in randomly-assigned groups to construct your own knowledge.
Prepare concept maps to identify the theoretical framework of published research and develop your
research ideas on the conservation of marine mammals within an appropriate framework.
Give an individual presentation to the class evaluating a conservation issue.


Source: Acevedo, Alejandro - Department of Biology, Western Washington University


Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology