Course:CONS200/2018w2/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 Mondays
or by appointment
(Room 4202, Faculty of Forestry)
Syllabus: 2020 Winter
2018-19 Wiki Projects
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.

Creating Your Wiki Entry

Here are some steps and resources to help you create your page and have it appear on the index for this portal (right side) , so that it can be easily accessed by your peers and your instructor.

1. Login to the UBC Wiki

Click the CWL button on the top left of the page and login from there.

2. Create your User Page/Profile

Your user page is basically a profile page. Its purpose is to provide a space for you to let other UBC Wiki users know who you are and what your affiliation is with UBC. It can also be a space for testing and experimentation with wiki code or mark-up.

3. Claim Your Assignment Page

Just scroll down to Chosen Topics and look for the project area that you will be working on. Click on the project title, which will take you to the edit screen of your project page, add some content and click on save page. Now you have created your assignment page.

4. Add Title and Headings

Some suggested headings to get you started are on the sample page that we have created. To make it easy, you can simply click edit on the sample page, then copy and paste all headings and code from the sample page to your page. Then you can modify and edit as appropriate.

Assignment Guidelines


The Wiki Paper should be between 2,000 and 2,500 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:

List of Projects

Team # Team Members Project Area(s)
01 Lynne Kim, William Li, Samuel Tuffin, Daniella Zhang Implications of Single Use Styrofoam
02 Taylor McNeill, Pilar Rodriguez, Mia Abbas, Jasmine Lee Climate Change Impact on Great White Sharks: Conservation Implications
03 Heidi Chang, Austin Chan, Kelly Joe, Jiaming Wang Socio-economic implications of the decline of the western honeybees
04 Christina Bao, Xiexue Shi, Iris Zhang, Shihan Zhang BC Forest Practice Act
05 Xuan Chen, Finnley He, Chang Liu, Wendy (Julie) Zhang Socio-ecological impacts of community forestry in Mexico
06 Judith McKenna, Adriana Burton, Jack zhao, Calvin Smale BC’s investment in natural gas: Is it a global climate change mitigation tactic or a climate change cause?
07 Mahmoud Borno, Mauricio Martinez, Jenally Maranon, Tara McMillan Conservation in the Social Media
08 Keeley Ouellet, Dominique Cook, Jennifer Huang, Mary Chad Southern White Rhino Brought Back from extinction
09 Ava Farbarik, Kyra Kotsos, Christopher Quilty, Greg Totaro Is hydropower really green? Socio-environmental benefits and downsides of hydropower expansion in the Amazon basin.
10 Eric Chan, Allen Li, Samuel Troya, Ryan Avantino The feasibility of using wood waste (logging slash) for bioenergy in BC
11 Derick Chiou, Vicent Ho, Amrit Krishna, Anthony Siu The Impact of Trophy Hunting on Snow Leopards
12 Sam Fletcher, Liam McNaughton, Nick Somers, Romy Suliteanu, Joanna Pappo Community Forestry in BC: a Review of its Status, Impacts, and Prospects
13 Kristi Ellerbroek, Chanel Yee, Liam Gannon, Rowan Hendy Anthropogenic Impacts on Sperm Whales: Implications for Conservation
14 Tristen Brush, Sam Clement, Sydney Gass, Maya Kaufman, Sylvie Yang Socio-ecological impacts of community-based marine conservation in the Philippines.
15 Nicholas Sugrue, Jack Magnus, Ernie Chou, Ben Carbell Socio-economic impacts of the establishment and operations of Kruger National Park (South Africa) in adjacent local communities
16 Nour Dalati, John Raphael Mendoza, Yoshinori Tanaka, Shawna Turner Impacts of Cattle Ranching in the Interior of BC on Prairie Restoration Goals
17 Tim Su, Odelia Law, Yiyang Wang, Yi Zhang Impacts of Recreation on Conservation Efforts for Grizzly Bear Populations in BC
18 Kyle Dickenson, Kyle Kononowicz, Makayla Berger, Sasha Bond-Smith The relationship between forest harvesting methods and wildfire intensity in the dry southern interior forests of British Columbia
19 Hao Sun, Jenny Cha, Christine Yang, Dun Si Socio-ecological costs and benefits of the Site-C dam
20 Rebecca Hilpert, Meina Katsu, Bella Munson, Anna Tsigounis The 25-year battle between Ecuadorian Amazonian communities and Chevron-Texaco
21 Rosalia Jaffray, Teah Schacter, Ronak Sathyanarayana, Jake Misky Social, ecological and economic outcomes of forest practices and operations of First Nations in BC.
22 Katarina Barbosa, Beck Laake, Erin Miller, Sara Reimanis Complexities and Tradeoffs of Smallholder versus Large Commercial Oil Palm Plantations in Indonesian Borneo
23 Honghong Li, Duola Jiang, Carl Zou The story of the recovery of the Giant Panda
24 Alina Zeng, Stacie Zhu, Sriya Reddy, Paul Li Socio-ecological impacts of banana farming in Peru
25 Kyla Terenzek, Terrisa Yuan, Sara Salad, Iram Din Wild Salmon vs. Farmed Salmon in the BC Coast
26 Lauren Chen, Kong Lingsen, Yixuan Yu, Hongkai Qiu Ecological Benefits and Costs of China's Green Great Wall
27 Haowei Li, Zoe Li, Eddy Li, Shilo Yin, Ashley Yang Environmental, social and economic impacts of a global shift to vegetarianism: Can it save the world?
28 Dea Dardi, Amy Lamprecht, Helene Meddings, Victoria Spieker Support and opposition to the TransCanada Coastal Gaslink Pipeline in BC. What are the arguments for and against?
29 Justina Mengelle, Kristen Radosevic, Mckenna Liski, Natasha Silva Ecological, social and economic outcomes of ecosystem-based management in the Great Bear Rainforest
30 Rayan Moodad, Logan Aitken, Satyam Soni, Sheran Mendis Impacts of eco-tourism on the Galapagos Islands
31 Yiwei Liu, Shuoqi Ren, Jessie (Jie) Wen, Xin Weng Is solar energy sustainable? The environmental benefits and downsides of solar panels
32 James Popple, Victor Mate, Chris Postuk, Chris Spangenberg, Forrest Berman-Hatch BC's Climate Action Plan
33 Finley Wheeler, Ford Smith, Isabel Todorova, Erica Marsh Implications of Trans-Mountain Pipeline Expansion for the Conservation of Southern Resident Killer Whales
34 Zack Brook, David Choi, Julian Kwan, Alan Yang Mangroves in the Asia-Pacific region
35 Lawrence Fu, Ian Davidson, Xinyuan Gu, Junjie Zhang Upsides and downsides of environmental activism in halting or reducing deforestation in the Global South. Does environmental activism ever ‘hurt’ the cause?
36 Amanda Ju, Andy Seo, Edwin Yu, JunMing Zhang Environmental Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
37 Rachel Little, Danae Shephard, Alexander Turpie, Sofie von Schenck What are the impacts of shrimp farming on the mangroves in South East Asia?
38 Grace Melchers, Johanna Griggs-Svensson, Danica Law, Azaan Amiri The Economic and Social Impacts of British Columbia Wolf Cull
39 Mitchell Wong, Ello Ciat Yue, Henry Lee, Xiaohan Zhou Links between climate change and insect outbreaks in BC: Past trends and future outlook
40 Niall Condon, Byung Jun Kim, Sara Goodman, Jou Chieh Lee Canadian mining in Latin America: A review of ecological, social and economic outcomes
41 Michael Spenrath, Atousa Mehrsai, Shoshanah Seumanutafa Synergies and Trade-Offs Between Western and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Relation to Conservation Issues