BIOEE 2640

BIOEE 2640

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Provides students with the opportunity to study birds intensively in a neotropical environment. Students learn observational and field techniques, formulate and participate in group research projects.

When Offered Multi-semester course: (Fall).

Permission Note Primarily for: students with limited or no bird knowledge.

Course Attribute (CU-ITL, CU-SBY)

Comments Multi-semester course, students must complete BIOEE 2640, BIOEE 2641, and BIOEE 2642 for a final grade.

  • Find, read, and interpret literature relevant for the course.
  • Understand and explain what observed bird behavior means (foraging, aggressive, territorial, reproductive,...) and place it in the relevant ecological context.
  • Ask critical questions about scientific papers, discuss them and summarize main findings.
  • Observe animal behavior in the field and record observations (find and identify observed birds, place them in the proper taxonomic group; describe observations supported with field sketches).
  • Design field observations and experiments required to test hypotheses and carry out the necessary field work.
  • Analyze and interpret the observations in collaboration with peers, explain and defend interpretations and conclusions.
  • Extract information to formulate research hypotheses and develop an observation protocol to carry out the fieldwork in order to collect critical data (observations, experiments) to test hypotheses.
  • Write up results in the format of a scientific publication.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 0.5 Credits Multi-Term

  • 11896 BIOEE 2640   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students must enroll in BIOEE 2640, BIOEE 2641, and BIOEE 2642 to receive a final grade. Enrollment primarily for students with limited or no bird knowledge.