This project will involve writing a formal paper based on your review of key scientific peerreviewed
papers focused a research question or key topic in Ecology.
Topic: WHAT CHARACTERS ARE IMPORTANT IN THE MATE SELECTION OF GROUSE?
a) analyze and determine which characteristics of male or female in grouse is important for mating
b) Focus your search on Online Articles, biological Databases, and eJournals. Also, I recommend that
you do searches on Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com
Format for the review papers may be variable, but should include:
1) an Introduction section (describing any necessary background information and explaining your
research question(s), and/or the hypothesis or hypotheses you are examining);
2) a Literature Review section (summarization of peerreviewed and other literature addressing your
question(s) or testing the hypothesis(es) that you are examining);
3) summary tables or informative figures related to the topic;
4) a Synthesis and Conclusion section (summarize your findings, such as the answer(s) to your
question(s) and/or which hypotheses seem to be supported and which hypotheses are not consistent
with the papers/data that you reviewed);
5) a Literature Cited section (required). Literature citations should follow Ecology format.
Required Minimums: 10 citations and 6 peerreviewed articles from scientific journals.
•Provide the full names of all journal titles.
•Do not italicize titles. Use boldface for the journal’s volume number and the colon following the
•Do not provide an issue number unless pages in a volume are not numbered consecutively from the
first issue to the last issue.
•Remove Inc., Co., and so forth from references in the text and Literature Cited. For example, (SAS
Institute 1998), not (SAS Institute, Inc. 1998).
•If there are more than 10 authors, use et al. (Howard, G., et al.) instead of listing the names of all
•Papers in review and personal communications should not be included in the Literature Cited.
•Proceedings and abstracts from conferences may be cited only if they have a “publisher” and the
location of the publisher (or the organization from which the document may be obtained) can be
The citations can be reduced but it has to be 6 peer reviewed articles. PLEASE DO NOT PLAGIARIZE