BIOL 3250: Ecology & Evolution

An introduction to major topics in ecology and evolution, including population, community, and ecosystem ecology; Darwinian theory of evolution through natural selection; microevolution and macroevolution. Computer and field labs will provide exposure to both evolutionary theory and field ecology. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.

BIOL 4000/6000: Field methods in Ornithology

The purpose of this course is to explore methods in field ornithology used to ask questions of avian biology, ecology, and behavior. Students will learn various techniques such as how to identify birds by sight and sound, mist net and band birds, safe handling practices, point counts, line transects, keeping a field notebook, taking behavioral observations of wild birds, and working with data. Offered during Summer I.