The goal of this course is to provide skills in the design, interpretation, and written presentation of results of ecological experiments, with emphasis on hypothesis testing, sampling methodology, and data analysis. Students have opportunities to address a variety of ecological questions using field, greenhouse, or laboratory (microcosm) studies. The course is divided into a 5-hour lab period (generally held at the Tyson Research Station) and a 1.5-hour lecture/discussion period held on campus. Occasional Saturday field trips to local sites (e.g., forests, wetlands, prairies, streams) for in-depth study might be scheduled. This is a writing intensive course and grades are based on written assignments, including final projects, and in-class participation. This course fulfills the upper-level laboratory requirement for the Biology major. Prereq: Permission of instructor and at least one of the following: Bio Bio 3501, Bio 372, Bio 381, Bio 419, or Bio 472. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. Credit 4 units.
Course Attributes: FA NSMAR NSMAS NSMAS WI I
Section 01Experimental Ecology Laboratory
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