The Galapagos

TitleThe Galapagos
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1999
Date Published12/1999
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAdaptation , BIODIVERSITY , BIOLOGY , Charles , ECOLOGY , ecotourism , Ecuador , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Environmental Sciences , evolution , extinction , finches , Galapagos , Genetic , NATURAL , Peter , Rosemary , sea , Social Justice , SOUTH , SPECIES , SUSTAINABLE development , tortoises , volcanic
AbstractUsing problem-based learning and role-playing, students analyze the geological origins of the Galapagos Islands, their colonization, species formation, and threats to their biodiversity in this story of a graduate student caught between local fishermen and government officials fighting for control of the islands’ natural resources. The case was designed for an introductory biology course where the focus is on evolution. It would also be appropriate for courses in ecology, conservation biology, and natural resources management.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo.
Abbreviated Case NameThe Galapagos
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