Requester: Ross Koning Department: Biology
This request is presented to address a need created by:
* new course X identify: Biology 319 Oceanic Island Ecology
Please describe fully:
BIO 319 Oceanic Island Ecology 1 credit
This five week elective course examines the biogeography of marine and terrestrial plants and animals on oceanic islands and adjacent waters. Examples will include Bermuda, San Salvador, Galapagos and Hawaii. Topics include geological origin of oceanic islands, dispersal mechanisms, colonization and establishment of populations, adaptive radiation, endemism, extinction, and interactions between native and introduced species. This course is a prerequisite for BIO 320 Tropical Biology.
The library collection needs new titles including natural history texts and field guides for the venue being focused upon in both BIO 319 and BIO 320. For the upcoming Spring 2001, our venue is San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. Therefore, the titles proposed focus primarily upon the flora and fauna of that island.
It may be appropriate to permanently house these new acquisitions in the Caribbean Collection. However, for spring and summer 2001, it would be best to keep these titles on in-library closed reserve under my name.
Total amount requested: $ 444.00
Does your library builder support this request? Yes
Does your department chair support this request? Yes
Please attach a list of specific titles to be purchased. If you have not yet identified specific titles, attach lists from which titles will be selected, or other appropriate information. Please include reviews of requested items if possible.
Please submit to: Dr. Tina Fu, Library Director.
Requests received by December 1st of each year will be given highest priority.
Books pertaining specifically to San Salvador Island are difficult to find. The Bahamian Field Station publishes the following field guides, which I propose to add to our collection. The company that markets these books is:
Media Enterprises, Ltd
P. O. Box N-9240
|Bats Of San Salvador||Kenneth Anderson||$ 4.00|
|Common Birds Of San Salvador||Brian White||12.00|
|Common Plants Of San Salvador||Lee Kass||14.00|
|Field Guide To The Common Marine Algae||Joseph Richardson||14.00|
|Field Guide To The Insects Of San Salvador||Nancy Elliott||14.00|
|Field Guide To Vegetation Of San Salvador||Robert Smith||12.00|
|Native Trees And Shrubs Of The Florida Keys||J Paul Scurlock||45.00|
|Seashore Plants Of S. Florida And The Carib.||David W Nellis||25.00|
|Bahamian Landscapes 2ded||Neil Sealey||14.00|
|Weather And Climate Of San Salvador||Ronald Shaklee||14.00|
|The Outermost Island||Virginia White||12.00|
|Bahamian History Highlights||Allan Murray||15.00|
|Caribbean Reef Plants||Diane & Mark Littler||115.00|
|Corals and Fishes, Waterproof||Jerry & Idaz Greenberg||10.00|
|Ephemeral Islands: Natural History of Bahamas||David Campbell||18.00|
|Fishes of San Salvador||Gary Ostrandor||17.00|
|Field Guide to the Invertebrates of San Salvador||F. Diehl||22.00|
|A History of the Bahamas 3ded||Michael Craton||20.00|
|Lab Exercises and Field Methods in Marine Biology||Sullivan Sealey||35.00|
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