This project is about elaborating a complete Profile of ONE endangered species of your choosing. – NO PLAGIARISM
Final Project Guidelines
Florida Endangered Species
This project is about elaborating a complete Profile of ONE endangered
species of your choosing. In the Florida List species are cited as either endangered
Based on the PROFILE elaborated you will make an ASSESSMENT on the
species using the IUCN categories explained in the document provided (Pages 14-
15) or IUCN website (www.iucn.org). This is a more detailed and international
system than the one used for the list.
Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), species can be listed as either
endangered or threatened, but the IUCN provides a more accurate approach to
classifying the status of a species.
The structure is going to be as follows. You should also use subheadings
under Methods and must be used to break down the Results.
Mention what you are going to do.
Materials and Methods
How the work was done.
Include graphs, maps, tables, pictures and descriptions.
Details of Structure
Introduction is sometimes called the State of the Art chapter, so please use two or
three parragraphs to introduce your topic, in this case your species, why it is
endangered, it´s taxonomic position, it´s a Bird, a Mammal, a Plant, etc… It´s
importance beyond the fact that it´s a key species, if it is the case, like economic
Mention what you are going to do. You are going to make a Profile as complete
as possible, on a local (statewide preferably) species giving preference to updated
information about it printed or online, and then you will make an assessment of
such species using the IUCN categories available at the IUCN website.
Materials and Method
It means How the work was done, when and where. This is a home-based
Project, or Library based, for which several websites as well as printed papers and
books are consulted. It was done during the Spring Semester for the Bio 2010
class, at the MDC Kendall Campus.
(Must have the following components): Distribution: Inside and outside the US. Please include maps!
Distribution and Abundance are Critical topics in order to declare a Species as Endangered.
Abundance: How many individuals are usually found on natural populations. Make an emphasis on the genetics implications of Endangerement, decrease of diversity leading to diseases, etc.
Morphology: Description of the species including pictures. Emphasize remarkable aspects!
Comments or Remarks: Data on economic importance or other. Assessment: According to IUCN categories, but MUST be proposed by YOU as a Team or Individual. It doesn´t have to be accurate, but please justify your decision.
Don´t forget we must cite the sources that you used for elaborating the
Profile or making the assessment.
Paper must be at least 6 full pages to a maximum of 12 pages that is written on Arial, Size 12, double- spaced and in APA format but without an Abstract. All research material is to be included and properly cited when the paper is turned in for the rough draft evaluation (If you send it in advance!) and the final.
Documents, the Word Report and the PP presentation are to be turned in as
e-documents not HARD COPIES, let´s try to go paperless as much as we can. The oral presentation of the paper is 5 min in length, with at least 6 to 12
slides and each student is to be fully prepared on the subject to give his/her presentation. Teams will be called at random. All students must attend all the presentations to receive full credit for his/her presentation. Is also about sharing knowledge!
QUALITY: 100% ORIGINAL – NO PLAGIARISM.
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