Wikipedia:United States Education Program/Courses/Behavioral Ecology (Joan Strassmann)

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Course information[edit]

Links to supplemental pages[edit]

Resources [1]

Discuss [2]

Help [3]

Study Guides Davies, Krebs, West, An Introduction to Behavioral Ecology [4]

Joan's website - lots of information on her research [5]
Joan's website - videos on social evolution [6]

Course description[edit]

This course is about understanding why organisms evolve to act the way they do. We focus on social behaviors and particularly on understanding conflict and cooperation. How do genetically distinct individuals cooperate while still favoring their own interests? We study things like the evolution of aggression, mating behavior, parental care, communication, and the complexities of living in groups and families. We will learn how natural selection operates on individuals in a social context. We study less material in more depth, with many videos. You will specialize in a certain area. In that area you will write for Wikipedia and teach high school students one Saturday. This class is a lot of work, a lot of fun, and you will never look at an animal in the same way.

Wikipedia assignment[edit]

Syllabus [7]

How to write for Wikipedia [8]

Grading [9]

Assignment 1: Creating Account and Sandbox [10]

Assignment 2: Joining a Project [11]

Assignment 3: Edit Existing Entry [12]

Assignment 4: 1st Draft [13]

Assignment 5: Peer Review [14]

Assignment 6: 2nd Draft [15]

Assignment 7: Peer Review [16]

Assignment 8: Nominate for Good Article [17]

Assignment 9: Final Contribution [18]

Course Banner[edit]

To mark each article the subject of a student project, add the following code at the top of the talk page for each article:

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Informational links[edit]

Expert Wikipedian: Here you can find links to all kinds of resources on creating, citing, etc [19]

Teahouse- a forum on Wikipedia for new editors to ask questions about editing Wikipedia, and get support from peers and experienced editors [20]

Ambassador program [21]

Editing guide [22]

Tutorial [23]

Google Scholar [24]

Web of science [25]

TA usernames[edit]

Devin T. Dobias - Ddobias

Greg Sibbel - Gsibbel

Ruth Lewis, Biology Librarian - rulew

Student usernames[edit]

Student usernames should follow the ExampleUser format below.

Chapter 5: Competing for resources

Chapter 7: Sexual Selection

Chapter 8: Parental Care and Conflict

Chapter 9: Mating Systems

Chapter 11: Social Behavior

Chapter 12: Cooperation

Chapter 13: Altruism and Social Insects

Reviewing Submissions[edit]

This table will list each article that a student is working on, and which other students will be peer reviewers for the article.

User Article 1st reviewer 2nd reviewer 3rd reviewer 4th reviewer
Lily Cai Black-throated Blue Warbler Robert Wang Kathee Li Joy Wang
Kathee Li American Coot Robert Wang Kevin Li Joy Wang
Gabriel Hassler Chacma baboon Robert Wang User:Samara levine Joy Wang
Robert Wang Common side-blotched lizard Andrew Katims Neil Savalia Timothy Yung Jennifer Tucker
Timothy Yung Silver fox (animal) Kathee Li Gabriel Hassler Eamon Callison
Tony Zhang Scaly-breasted Munia User:Samara levine Kevin Li Eamon Callison
Andrew Katims Vervet Monkey User:Samara levine Gabriel Hassler Jeremy Winkler Jennifer Tucker
Kevin Li Worker policing Neil Savalia Gabriel Hassler Emily Middlebrook
User:Samara levine Crested Auklet Kathee Li Kevin Li Timothy Yung
Jeremy Winkler Polistes exclamans Andrew Katims Lily Cai Emily Middlebrook
Alex Liu Synalpheus regalis Lily Cai Andrew Katims Timothy Yung
Joy Wang European Pied Flycatcher Lily Cai Emily Middlebrook User:empty
Emily Middlebrook Pygmy Marmoset Tony Zhang Irene Yuan Alex Liu
Irene Yuan Blue-footed Booby Tony Zhang Eamon Callison Alex Liu
Eamon Callison Long-tailed Widowbird Tony Zhang Irene Yuan Alex Liu
Jennifer Tucker European Pied Flycatcher Neil Savalia Jeremy Winkler User:empty
Neil Savalia Cottontop tamarin Jeremy Winkler Irene Yuan Jennifer Tucker

Reviewing Submissions #2[edit]

User Article 1st reviewer 2nd reviewer 3rd reviewer
Lily Cai Northern Mockingbird Irene Yuan Jeremy Winkler Neil Savalia
Kathee Li Scissortail sergeant Robert Wang Alex Liu User:e.middlebrook
Gabriel Hassler Weeper capuchin Timothy Yung Jennifer Tucker User:Samara levine
Robert Wang Pemphigus betae Eamon Callison Kathee Li Alex Liu
Timothy Yung Guianan Cock-of-the-rock Jennifer Tucker Lily Cai Kevin Li
Tony Zhang Scaly-breasted Munia Andrew Katims Jeremy Winkler Kathee Li
Andrew Katims Crab-eating macaque Jennifer Tucker Irene Yuan Alex Liu
Kevin Li Worker policing User:e.middlebrook Andrew Katims Samara levine
Samara levine Red-collared Widowbird Eamon Callison Joy Wang Gabriel Hassler
Jeremy Winkler Polistes exclamans Irene Yuan Neil Savalia Tony Zhang
Alex Liu Leptothorax acervorum Kathee Li Timothy Yung Andrew Katims
Joy Wang Dunnock, Thalassoma bifasciatum, Great Reed Warbler Robert Wang User:e.middlebrook Kevin Li
Emily Middlebrook Barbary Macaque Eamon Callison Joy Wang Gabriel Hassler
Irene Yuan Blue-footed Booby Lily Cai Jeremy Winkler Neil Savalia
Eamon Callison Stalk-eyed fly Joy Wang Timothy Yung Gabriel Hassler
Jennifer Tucker Rana catesbeiana Kevin Li Tony Zhang User:samara levine
Neil Savalia Cottontop tamarin Lily Cai Tony Zhang Robert Wang