Sciences and Mathematics

Methods in Field Biology

Biology 311

An introduction to field biology with an emphasis on hands-on field research techniques. Lecture topics will include terrestrial and fisheries biology, forest ecology and forestry practices, soil science, conservation management, and the demography and genetics of wildlife populations. Laboratories will focus on sampling terrestrial and aquatic organisms, estimation of population size, ecological evaluation, radio telemetry, small mammal trapping, wildlife forensics, DNA barcoding, field anesthesia, mist netting bats and birds, and proper use of field research equipment.