Question Set 3

  1. How is the current loss of biodiversity different from any previous extinction? List all possible characteristics.
  2. Summarize the main argument and concern in Barnosky et al. (2012).
  3. What are the current pitfalls in our conservation efforts?
  4. GRAD: What is the main message of Hassan et al. (2005)?

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Please, submit the answers by e-mail to the two instructors. Note that your answers to the questions should be concise and in a scientific writing style. Please, include your name at the top and the questions before each answer. The answers have to cite the sources consulted in writing the answer and a list of references. Citations and Reference have to follow the documentation style defined by the Council of Scientific Editors, known as the CSE style. See SSF-Guide or the WISC page for more information on the CSE style. Examples of correct references can be found here.

Questions marked with "GRAD" are to be answered only by students in the 500-level class.