Instructor: Chester B. Zarnoch, Ph.D.
Office Phone: (646) 660-6239
Office: 707, 23
Office hours: Thursday 1:00-2:00 or by appointment
Lecture: TTh 11:10-12:25 in room 3145 of the Vertical Campus
Instructional Technology Fellow: Amanda Licastro
Office Hours: Mondays 12-3:00pm. I will hold office hours in VC 7235 in the cubicle marked 7230B. And virtual office hours via Google Hangout, chat, or Skype on Tuesdays from 12-3pm (email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment).
- The Economics of Social Ecological Systems
- Letting The Common Man Learn To Manage The Commons
- Organization is Key
- Elinor Ostrom: Nobel Legacy
- elinor ostrom + ownership
- Presentation tips and tricks
- Complexity vs. Chaos
- Spreading the Discussion on Biodiversity
- Biodiversity Loss and Its Impact on Human Activity
- Biodiversity Loss: What You Need To Know
- Biodiversity’s Importance
- Understanding Humanity’s Impact on Biodiversity
- Bottom-Up? Think Again.
- The implications of our Top-Down Systems
- Bottom-Up or Top-Down?
- A New Approach
- A Traditional Theory Reconsidered -Silliman 2002
- Dinner at the Cost of Destroying the Environment
- It’s Not All About the Money
- “We stress again that this is only a starting point.”
- valuation matters
- Not Everything Has a Valuation
- Adding A Monetary Value to Nature
- Heavy costs on resources
- Can Everything Be Quantified?
- A BioBlitz Segment
- GIS workshop at Baruch
- BioBlitz Experience
- More too offer than just a zoo -Central Park
- BioBlitz: Discovering the Ecosystem of New York City
- A Brief BioBlitz
- Central Park Bioblitz
- Saved By Shakespeare
- Blitzing through central park at 5am
- Something New
- My BioBlitz Experience
- Retrospective Amazement
- Flight of Thought
- Being a Botanist for a Day
- Snails, Anyone? BioBlitz!
- bioblitzing on a muggy tuesday morning
- You are famous! #CentralParkBioBlitz in the news!
- Bio Blitz
- Reading Responses
- Hello world!
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Organization is Key--posted on Nov 11, 2013
It’s Not All About the Money--posted on Sep 12, 2013
bioblitz-ing--posted on Sep 3, 2013
Comments"All of our readings are intertwined with the importance of nature and how it affects everything. The title sums up the entire article. I thought it was interesting how they gathered so much data and summarized it all up into six statements about the importance of biodiversity. With more biodiversity, it creates a stable ecosystem and more productivity. If there is less biodiversity, the ecological functions will be less efficient, there will be a greater change in the ecosystem and it can even lead to the distinction of organisms, which will obviously negatively impact the ecosystem. Just like every response to the readings, humans can help out to sustain the ecosystem. Cardinale has brought to light about the importance of biodiversity. However, it is certainly up to us, the human race, to fix things instead of damaging. We need to be the solution, not the problem."
--( posted on Oct 1, 2013, commenting on the post Biodiversity’s Importance )
"It is an interesting way of thinking from the top-down perspective of the ecosystem. We normally think of how necessary the producers are to the ecosystem and how the food chain starts off with the plants and ends with the consumers. In actuality, the food chain more complex than that. This article discusses how important each part of the food chain is to the ecosystem. If one component changes, then it will disrupt the entire balance of the ecosystem. To answer your question, I do believe that we are necessary to the ecosystem or else why do we even exist. Everything has a purpose. If we just fell of the face of the world, it would be detrimental to the environment. Increasing or decreasing the population of predators in general would alter populations of its prey and so on. Everything is affected."
--( posted on Sep 26, 2013, commenting on the post The implications of our Top-Down Systems )