- Schedule of Classes - March 26, 2017 7:15PM EDT
- Course Catalog - March 26, 2017 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.
This on-campus and international field course combination provides participating students with a broad introduction to the research process in field ecology, with literature and hands-on examples drawn from the fauna and flora of coastal Patagonia (Argentina), an area that provides us with unprecedented access to both marine and terrestrial wildlife as well as exposure to conservation challenges and success stories. The course begins in the latter part of the Fall semester when it meets twice weekly for seven weeks, largely to discuss relevant papers from the scientific literature with an emphasis on best practices in designing field studies to address questions in Neotropical ecology, behavioral ecology, conservation, and evolutionary biology. During the 2+ week field component in January, students travel among field sites in Patagonia and put this knowledge to work in an experiential context by designing and implementing a series of research projects, including numerous short 'blitz' projects and several longer, more intensive independent projects; many of these field studies involve close-hand observations of marine mammals, penguins, or other seabirds. The 7-week Spring semester component is focused on building skills in data analysis and scientific writing, based on the data collected in the field by each student.
When Offered Fall, spring (multi-semester).
Distribution Category (BIO-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL, CU-SBY)
Comments Students must enroll in both BIOEE 2525 and BIOEE 2526 to receive a final grade. Students will receive a placeholder grade (R) in the fall and upon completion of BIOEE 2526, the R grade will be replaced with a grade.Outcomes
- Experience the scientific process from field- inquiry and hypothesis development, through project design, data collection, analyses, and presentation and dissemination of results.
- Develop depth of knowledge related to the ecology, behavior, and evolutionary biology of Neotropical wildlife.
- Comprehend the intricacy of wildlife conservation and management.
Seven Week - First.
Credits and Grading Basis
2 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
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