Too Many Deer!

TitleToo Many Deer!
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2002
Date Published09/2002
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsBIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , Conservation , deer , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , Environmental Sciences , overpopulation , Urban , WILDLIFE
AbstractA town meeting is the setting for this case study in which students explore the topics of overpopulation, bioethics, and management of urban wildlife. The case makes use of role playing, small group discussion, interrupted case techniques, and critical analytical reflective papers to enable students to examine a common urban forest management problem. Hidden within the examination of making decisions about deer herds is a set of questions that brings out the scientific method and its application. Although developed for a non-majors biology course, by restructuring some of the activities and asking different questions the case could be successfully used in an introductory biology course for majors, an ecology course, a conservation biology seminar, or a course on bioethics.
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Abbreviated Case NameToo Many Deer!
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