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BIO 405 – Intro to Field Biology Lab/Honors

Course Schedule:

T TH 3:30 – 4:50 pm

Location:

*Class times and locations are subject to change.
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Instructor:

Prof. Kari Segraves

Counts toward:

Dept Nat Sci

MySlice Info:

Class #: 33507
Section: M001
# Credits: 4

Course Description:

Scientific methods and experimental design. Intensive field research conducted during spring break at the Archbold Biological Station in Florida. Design, implement, analyze your own research project. Travel to ecosystems discussed in class. Active participation in discussions, exercises, and projects is strongly encouraged. Participation is a component of the course grade. There will be two formal team presentations focused on the research projects. The first will be on the proposed project, and the second will be on the results of the completed project. Details of the presentations will be discussed in class. A major component of the course will be conducted at the Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, Florida. Participation in the field trip for its full duration is required. Students are encouraged to use creativity while keeping a field notebook. Daily notes pertaining to scientific observations and data collection will be kept during the field trip. Field books may be either bound lab notebooks or they may be electronic versions enhanced with digital images, drawings, or sound recordings. Appropriate content and format will be discussed in class. Students will design, implement, and write-up team projects. All projects will be conducted at the field station. Details of the research project will be discussed in class. A course fee of $1050 will cover airfare, rental equipment, accommodations, and meals during the Spring Break experience. You must apply to Prof. Segraves to take this course here: http://segraveslab.syr.edu/course_pages/bio405.html

Notes about this course:

A course fee of $1050 will cover airfare, rental equipment, accommodations, and meals during the Spring Break experience. You must apply to Prof. Segraves to take this course here: http://segraveslab.syr.edu/course_pages/bio405.html

Notes about this section:

Class times and locations often change. Please verify your class schedule in MySlice as these will not be updated after their initial posting.