Fishes, Frogs and Forests
Fall & Winter Quarters 2003
Letter to prospective students wishing to enter Fishes, Frogs and Forests in the winter quarter. Students wishing to enter the program will be expected to pass an entrance exam demonstrating their facility with the material covered in the Fall quarter. Details in the letter.
Click here for the Winter quarter reading list.
Winter quarter topics will include:
- Amphibian ecology and conservation (three straight weeks of intensive amphibian stuff);
- Fish and fisheries ecology and management (three straight weeks of intensive fish stuff);
- Weekly guest lectures (from Evergreen faculty and other experts in relevant fields);
- Economics and biodiversity, as they relate to issues of policy and management;
- A great novel (The Living, by Annie Dillard); and
- Independent projects undertaken by students on topics relevant to the program.
The reading list will include the following texts:
- A natural history of amphibians, by Robert C. Stebbins and Nathan W. Cohen. 1995. Princeton University Press. (ISBN: 0-691-10251-1);
- Fish: an enthusiasts's guide, by Peter Moyle. 1995. UC Press. (ISBN: 0520201655)
- The Living, by Annie Dillard. 1993. Harper Collins. (ISBN: 006092411X)
- The global citizen, by Donella Meadows. 1991. Island Press. (ISBN: 1559630582)
- The estuary's gift: an Atlantic coast cultural biography. By David Griffith
- A required coursepack of additional readings to be purchased from Heather (at my cost, $10 each) on the first day of Winter quarter. This is required: if you are enrolled in the program, you must purchase this coursepack.