The Fringe of Knowledge: Science at the Frontiers of Ecology

Dan Binkley, Tom Stohlgren

Description:

Ecology is the science of integrating biology and environment into dynamic systems. As ecologists, we spend a great deal of time investing the details of biology and environments, but what about that "science" word? How can an understanding and appreciation of the philosophies and realities of Science strengthen our work in ecology, and leave us less prone to believe in unlikely stories? This seminar will use readings and discussions to hone our understanding of logic, philosophy, and what this has to do with high-quality science and ecology. If the seminar fills up, a second section may be opened (check back).

Section: 1
Credits: 1
Restrictions: none
First Meeting: 8/26/2010
Meeting Times: R 4:00-4:50pm
Classroom: Forestry 217
CRN: 60164
Cross Listed: none
Enrollment Limit: 12
Background: Graduate student with a very curious mind
Course Text: The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark. Ballantine Books, New York. Schick, T., Jr., and L. Vaughn. 2010 (6th edition)
Instructor Contact Info:
      Dan Binkley dan@cnr.colostate.edu (970) 491-6519
      Tom Stohlgren toms@nrel.colostate.edu