Begin by reviewing the module: Biodiversity Literature Review Paper
Enter your information into the Biology 10 Biodiversity Topic Statement Form-1.docx and upload your completed form here. There is no word minimum and you may state your topic in sentence format or just state the organism/ecosystem you wish to research. Before you begin your research please see https://www.marypoffenroth.com/research and https://www.marypoffenroth.com/writing-resources
In this assignment state your intended topic that you will be addressing in your paper AND list at least three references (using complete and correct bibliographic citations in CSE Name Year Style, more info below). These citations should include at least two peer reviewed journals (aka PRJs). For more information on CSE please check out https://www.marypoffenroth.com/cse
In the recent year, I have noticed a lot of student references include PLOS one. Although I am all about open access, PLOS one and other pay to play journals are not exactly the gold standard and I would prefer you not use them. SJSU provides access to a plethora of other journals.
For more information on this “pay to play” movement, where an author pays a premium to have their paper published and is “fast tracked” creating questionable reputability, check out https://www.nature.com/news/investigating-journals…
For this paper, you will choose a threatened or endangered species to write a literature review paper on. You can do any endangered species, it does not have to be a mammal (think fish, amphibian, insect) and it doesn’t need to be an animal! (Think plants!). Lots of endangered species out there – get creative!!! Please note: when choosing your topic, make sure that you are able to find enough scholarly articles to write your paper. Some species are more researched than others.
You must have at least two peer reviewed journals in your references for this assignment.
To find some inspiration check out http://www.iucnredlist.org , http://www.fws.gov/endangered , http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/index.html . Topics that you may NOT do are included on the full writing assignment handout Step 1: Read The Instructions and below.
If your paper is written on an unapproved topic your will lose a minimum of 30 points from the final grade.
Topics that you may NOT do are: tigers, cheetah, whales, pandas (red or giant), lions, jaguar, elephants, polar bears, rhinos, bluefin tuna, sea turtles, snow leopards, gorillas, chimpanzees, penguins, koala, monkeys, dolphins, sea lions, sea otters, African Wild Dog, Amur Leopard, Black Footed Ferret, pangolin, vaquita or California condors.