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260.811.01 Field Studies in Ecology and Behavior

Department:
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Term:
4th term
Credits:
variable credit
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Douglas Norris
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Description:

Presents practical aspects of ecology and comparative behavior, particularly in relation to problems encountered in public health and conservation of natural resources. Covers measurement of environmental factors in collecting, marking, and census methods of wild populations; in statistical methods for field ecology; and in special techniques. Students work under the direction of a faculty advisor.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain how to appropriately acquire samples the field taking into account ecological and/or environmental constraints.
  2. Employ field and laboratory pre-processing techniques that are widely used in the areas of infectious disease research.
  3. Compare and contrast different methodologies in order to solve biological/sampling/logistical issues with field collections.
Methods of Assessment:

Notebooks and journals

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required due to limited slots.

For consent, contact:

douglas.norris@jhu.edu