Reminders for class on Tuesday, 2/4
Hi Devon! A quick note to check in and share some reminders. How have the Wiki readings been going? Do you have any questions about them? We will be evaluating Alexander von Humbold'ts Wikipedia page on Tuesday in discussion, so be sure to review the Evaluating Wikipedia article quality brochure. Also, remember that you have two other things due Tuesday: creating a User Page (you have some info up already, good job!) and introducing yourself to an online ambassador or another student through their Talk Page. Since you have a user page, I'd like you to spend this time improving it--add more information, add some links. Allow other Wikipedians who might be working with you in the future to get to know you. Let me know if you have any questions! --Enstandrew (talk) 18:56, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
- Nice job, Alilafferty introducing yourself here. You'll notice that your text appears under the section I created ("Reminders for class...") and without an indentation. To create an indentation, place a colon in front of your text, like I've done here. That way, Devon can see the conversation in a hierarchal arrangement, which makes for easier viewing. --Enstandrew (talk) 18:50, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Hello, Dcbru, and welcome to Wikipedia! My name is Yunshui, and I am your Online Ambassador for Bucknell's History of Ecology course. My job here is to help you to work within Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, to answer any questions that you have about editing here, and to act as your advocate in the (unlikely) event that you find yourself in a dispute with another user.
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Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. Once again, if you need help with any aspect of Wikipedia, please just ask; it's what I'm here for. Enjoy your course! Yunshui 雲水 12:36, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Outline for Olaus Murie Article
Olaus Johan Murie (March 1, 1889 – October 21, 1963), called the "father of modern elk management",  was a naturalist, author, and wildlife biologist who did groundbreaking field research on a variety of large northern mammals. Rather than conducting empirical experiments, Murie practiced a more observational based science.
Murie focused his research on the North American continent by conducting vast studies throughout Canada, Alaska and Wyoming. Through these constructive yet sometimes treacherous trips, Murie was able to gain valuable experience observing species and collecting specimens. During his first expedition to Canada, Murie discovered his passion for fieldwork and was able to develop resourceful skills from his Eskimo and Indian guides, which were critical for his survival in such a harsh environment. Murie employed many of these same skills as he travelled to Alaska and finally to Wyoming.
These trips served as the foundation for many of his key ideas about wildlife management and conservation. As a scientist of the U.S. Biological Survey, Murie developed key ideas concerning predator prey relationships. Generally unheard of during his time, Murie argued that a healthy predator population was key to ensuring a harmonious balance between predator and prey populations. Murie used to these ideas to improve current wildlife management practices.
Throughout his life Murie advocated on behalf of wildlife conservation and management. With his wife, Mardie Murie, he successfully campaigned to enlarge the boundaries of the Olympic National Park, and to create the Jackson Hole National Monument and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. During his career, Murie held many respected positions within environmental organizations. He served as president of The Wilderness Society, The Wildlife Society, and as director of the Izaak Walton League. Dcbru (talk) 03:48, 25 March 2014 (UTC)