an essay using the guidelines below. You
will need to find at least three (3) outside sources for this essay, but you
may need more to demonstrate a thorough examination of the topic. Do NOT copy and paste from the sources;
summarize, paraphrase, quote, and document your sources correctly. Use APA
style to document your sources.
Background: Throughout the world, there are numerous
environmental problems resulting from human population pressure on local
natural resources. A large proportion of
ecological research is dedicated to finding solutions to these issues.
Objectives: Upon completing this assignment, you should
be able to describe in-depth an ecological issue, including at least two
different perspectives, and how this issue is representative of other similar
Procedure: Pick an ecological crisis anywhere in the
world that has attracted significant attention.
Explain the history of the event including how the situation reached a
crisis point. Document as many sides of the situation as possible and include
the resolution, if any was reached, of the crisis. If there was no resolution, speculate on how
the crisis may be resolved in the future.
Example topics include
spotted owl habitat vs. logging interests in Pacific
over water rights for farmers or wild fish in Southern
water use for development or conservation of the Everglades in South Florida
essay will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. Thesis Statement and Introductory Paragraph
– Give an indication of the importance of this topic. (10 points)
2. Body Paragraphs – Discuss the topic in your
own words using at least three (3) published sources of information, cited
correctly in the paragraphs as needed.
Discuss the history of the event including how the situation reached a
crisis point. Document as many sides of
the situation as possible. Be sure to
organize the information in a logical manner and discuss the topic
completely. (70 points)
3. Concluding Paragraph – Include the resolution,
if any was reached, of the crisis. If
there was no resolution, speculate on how the crisis may be resolved in the
future. (10 points)
4. Grammar, Mechanics, and Bibliography – Be
sure to edit and proofread carefully.
Also include an APA-formatted bibliography listing your sources. (10 points)
Must be done in APA format in Microsoft Word.