Course:CONS200/2016w2/Wiki Projects

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Foundations of Conservation
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Course Info
Instructor: M. Fernanda Tomaselli
Class Time: M W F 10-11am
Classroom: FSC 1005
Office Hours: 11-1 on Fridays
or by appointment
(Room 4202, Faculty of Forestry)
Course Syllabus: Add Link to Course Syllabus Here (?)
2017-18 Wiki Projects
2016-17 Wiki Projects

You (and the other three members of your group) will create a Wiki page on a topic of your choice (Assignment #3). All four members of the group will be able to include the link to that UBC-hosted Wiki page on your curriculum vitae.

Wiki Project Guidelines


The Wiki Paper should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words of text in length (exclusive of references, maps, photographs).


You should demonstrate (a) your ability to extract and summarize relevant facts and (b) your capacity to rationalize and present logical arguments for further evolution or progress on some aspect of environmental conservation.

Suggested Structure

(modify as appropriate)

  1. The nature of the issue or problem – location, duration, scope/scale, intensity/frequency/severity of negative impacts, current and predicted winners and losers if no remedial action(s) is (are) taken;
  2. Categories of actors – those positively affected and those negatively affected;
  3. The evidence for the problem – sources, their relevance and reliability, balance of argument (for and against), bias declared or inferred;
  4. Options for remedial action(s) – a rationalized and comparative evaluation of options from technical, social, cultural, economic, financial, political, legal points of view (not all of these categories will be relevant to all situations);
  5. Recommendations addressed to each of the main categories of actors;
  6. Conclusion. You should conclude your Wiki paper with a ‘One Minute Message’ or ‘Elevator Message’ addressed to a relevant senior government or non-government policy advisor. This means a half page with three sections – (1) to summarize the topic, or some aspect of the topic, as a policy problem, (2) rationalization of the preferred option, and (3) a clear and specific proposal in simple language without jargon for policy-level actions.


  1. Use the Wikipedia reference style
  2. Provide a citation for every sentence, statement, thought, or bit of data not your own, giving the author, year, AND page.
  3. For dictionary references for English-language terms, I strongly recommend you use the Oxford English Dictionary.
  4. You can reference foreign-language sources but please also provide translations into English.

Rubrics for ‘Graphics, Multimedia, and Hyperlinks’:

  • EXCELLENT - Images, multimedia sources and hyperlinks enhance quality of information; all acknowledged with captions or annotations
  • GOOD - Images, multimedia sources and hyperlinks support quality of information; all acknowledged with captions or annotations
  • BASIC - Insufficient number of images, multimedia sources and hyperlinks were used to support information
  • UNACCEPTABLE - Images and graphics has little to do with the questions

Useful links:

Here are some samples of UBC Wiki pages:

Chosen Topics

Click on a topic to begin writing.


Team # Team Members Project Area(s)
2. TODD, Adam. CHUNG, Hang Kin. LIANG, Jingheng. KWUN, Elisa. *2. Biofuels: green economy initiative or more business as usual?
4 CALLISON-HANNA, Shesley. GOTTFRIEDSON, Alexis. KANG, HyunGu. LETTMAN, Alisha. *4. Cultural Keystone Places: Conservation and Restoration in the Colorado River Delta
5a Jared Kozuki *5a. Do suburban golf courses have conservation value? Arguments for and against
5b Christian Holzhey, Spencer Kreutz, Xiaoyue Lu. *5b. Do suburban golf courses have conservation value? Arguments for and against
6 KWAN Angus, LI Anthony, SO Clarence, YANG Yuxin *6. Ecological and social costs of cotton farming
8 Junyi Meng, Mengxi Chen, Shiyi Zhang, Xuanchao Xiang *8. Fort McMurray, Alberta, and the fires of climate change
9 Andy Ferguson, David Watson, Joey Timmermans, Joseph Moric *9. Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site: history and consequences for co-management
10 AL ANSARI, Zain. CAIN, Spencer. KELDERMAN, Tammy. ROSSMANN, Francis. *10. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking): social and environmental costs in Pennsylvania
11 WILCHUK, Hunter. WANG, Daniel. WEYELL, Dylan. GUKOVA, Veronika *11. Illegal logging in Brazil: drivers of and environmental and social consequences
12 SCHAEFER, Olivia. WANG, QiuYu. YE, Taisheng *12. Grizzly Bear Conservation in British Columbia: conservation status
15 BOZIK,Marija. GREENE, Kristin. MACDONALD, Esmee. PEDRIKS, Lauren *15. Monsanto and ‘Terminator’ seeds
16 Marley Lightfoot, Alicia Lachetta, Yu An Cheng, Linda Ling *16. Octopus fishery management in Madagascar
17 Jack Robertson, Chris Von Mossow, Sean Wanket, Macadam Brown *17. Pesticide poisoning in the Global South
18 CHENG, Siyu. COSTEA, Elisei. ESTES, Olivia. RICKERBY, Farron. *18. Rainforest, Oil, and Indigenous People in Ecuador: the Yasuní-ITT Project, Ecuador
21 HODGSON, Lucas. JARVIS, Sky. HARVISON, Ashleigh. LAFLAMME-YONKMAN Jessica. *21. The drastic decline in African elephant populations: possible causes and consequences
22 BERTOGG, Philip. DANFENG, Jing. CHEN, Simon. TURNER-JOHNSTON, Teneesha *22. The environmental impact of meat consumption
23 DURNIN-VERMETTE, Francis. KAPOOR, Tyreen. MAXWELL, Steven. FOGRASCHER, Maya. *23. The growing dietary dependence on foreign crops: drivers and risks
24 FELDES Natasha, TRERISE Bridget, KOBAYASHI Breagh, SOLAMO Chazel. *24. Indigenous homelands in Yellowstone National Park: paying the costs of conservation
25 SPENCER, Emily. SCOTT, Kiara. OGILVIE, Shaelyn. VERMA, Maanas. *25. The opposition of the Standing Rock Sioux to the North Dakota Oil Pipeline, USA
26 HUANG, Zhi. KAGEYAMA, Megumi. LAI, Zhli. SHI, Anthony *26. The re-wilding movement in the Heart of Wales - the Cambrian Mountains: What are we learning?
29 HICKS, Claire. NANCE, Eric. LAWSON, Thomas. VADNAIS, Anique. *29. Environmental costs and benefits of supermarket insistence on cosmetically perfect fruits and vegetables.
30 BALAAM, Eric *30. Urban Deer Feeding in BC
31 ALAM, Taukir. GREWAL, Anahita. GRIFFITHS, Connor. STANLEY, Lance *31. Urban architecture to aid bird conservation.
32 Brennan Guse, Sean Downing, joey zhang, Hengameh Rahmati, Chang Brian *32. How street trees can save our cities.
33 LI, Xibo. FAN, YinHao. LIANG, MengJia. RODRIGUEZ, Carolina. *33. Arguments for and against marine aquaria and zoological gardens in urban settings.
35 HENRY, Jason. HUBERMAN, Yehuda. GUAN, Jingyu *35. Raptor nests on telephone poles: encourage or discourage?
36 CLERMONT, Tristan and GAGNÉ, Jean-Benoit *36. Urban opinion massively supports winter feeding of wild deer in urban Chicago. Arguments for and against.
37 BASTOS, Jaylen. ANGUITA, Micaela. KWOK, Jonathan. LUM-TONG, Jordan. *37. Invasive species are an increasing problem in both urban and rural areas. Select four counter-measures and explain why these are or should be priority actions in urban areas.
39 VAHRENKAMP, Diedrich. ROBINSON, Cloe. WONG, Tatiana. SYEDA, Rabea. *39. How are alligator skin handbags in high-fashion stores good for reptile conservation and how are they negative for reptiles?

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Citing Resources in the Wiki

Using Images on the Wiki

Images: Please be aware of the copyright status of materials you are going to post on the internet. Here are a few places where you can find public domain, Creative Commons free to use, Creative Commons free to reuse-type of images:

Adding images to your wiki project:

  1. Find the image you like
  2. Make sure you have the proper license before you use it
  3. Embed the image on your wiki page
  4. If needed to, upload the image to UBC Wiki
    1. Name your images with the following file name structure: CONS200_Project_ABC.jpg
    2. Make sure you put the original source of the image
    3. Make sure you have the proper license (eg Creative Commons) to use the image
  5. Link the image to your wiki page

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