READINGS FOR FORESTS CLASS, Fall 2019READ and prepare to discuss:
I. FOR FIRST WEEK OF CLASS, DISCUSSION, Thursday, 12 Sept.
A) This online newsletter article
about the ecology of Lyme disease in the northeastern US. Don't
hesitate to follow up with further research/reading using information
or links in this article.
B) The research publication that the article above is summarizing. This will be a challenging read: don't panic.
I don't expect you to follow all the detail, grasp a lot of the
technical stuff. But DO try to a) get a feel for the RESEARCH
QUESTIONS addressed, b) the GENERAL APPROACH of the researchers, c)
their CONCLUSIONS with respect to initial questions, and d) frame some
QUESTIONS both about the work they did and about what you'd see as
interesting further work.
For most, maybe all of you this will be a first foray into the scientific primary
research). Here are some NOTES
about approaching primary research papers.
Come to class with notes on questions -- both 'questions of fact',
definitions, background, AND questions about underlying or emergent
* Frame two or three SPECIFIC RESEARCH QUESTIONS that emerge from this reading. What would you want to find out next?
don't need to hand these in, but I'll call on some of you in class --
SO DO write them down so you'll remember them.