2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2021  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IDCE 30288 - Applied Ecology


This is an active field- and project-based course using citizen science approaches such as bioblitzes to explore natural resource management and community engagement.  Bioblitzes are rapid assessment approaches to biodiversity surveys recently used by the US National Parks and National Geographic Society to explore the state of ecological resources within protected areas.  In this applied course, students will work in teams to design, develop and execute a local bioblitz using Clark’s Arboretum and Coes Reservoir.  As a field-based practicum (‘learning by doing’), students will work in teams to explore field design and ecological assessment methods, work with local stakeholders, learn basic statistical approaches and online databases on biodiversity. This course is designed for students interested in applied ecology, resource management and policy.

Anticipated Terms Offered: varied