NTRES 2400

NTRES 2400

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Students will learn and practice a variety of methodologies used for studying wild birds including banding, census methods (point counts, transects, spot mapping), and behavioral observations. In a 50-minute classroom session each week, students will discuss relevant scientific literature and prepare for the lab session. The 2:50 weekly lab session will be held at various field locations and students should be prepared to handle variable weather conditions. Students seeking to conduct independent research in avian ecology are encouraged to enroll. Note that one weekend field trip is required.

When Offered Fall.

Outcomes
  • Recognize the birds of the Finger Lakes region by sight and sound.
  • Develop an appreciation for the diversity of life-history strategies pursued by these birds.
  • Perform a variety of field techniques used for studying birds including banding, census methods (point counts, transects, spot mapping), and behavioral observations.
  • Record an appropriately detailed field journal.
  • Develop and test ecological hypotheses through an independent project, to summarize and analyze data, and to present scientific information appropriately in both written and oral form.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2817NTRES 2400  LEC 001

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bonter, D

      Kaiser, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2818NTRES 2400  LAB 401

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bonter, D

      Kaiser, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.