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  • Locations: Alvord Basin, Harney Co, Oregon, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 06/04/2018
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Rolling Admission 06/27/2018 07/22/2018

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Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Program Description:

Ecological Methods and Research in Reptile Ecology

A beautiful brown and yellow lizard stands upon a black rock

Biol 408, Ecological Methods and Biol 409, Research in Reptile Ecology (12 credits total, 6 credits each)

Pre-departure session dates: June 19 - June 25, 2018
Travel/location dates: June 26 - July 21, 2018
Return session dates: July 22 - August 3, 2018

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Program Details

Students will obtain experience in theory and practice of field research, particularly in reptile ecology. We will measure distribution and abundance of a few focal species of reptiles in three habitats. Students will also pursue small team research projects in behavioral and physiological ecology of reptiles, wherein there is a very real potential for publication. Students will learn and perform a variety of techniques used for measuring essential features of the microclimate (e.g., spatiotemporal patterns in temperature, humidity, wind, direct and reflected insolation), vegetation (plant form, diversity, and distribution), and terrestrial invertebrates (spatiotemporal patterns in distribution, abundance, and diversity). Comparisons of technique effectiveness and reliability will be enhanced by work in three mesohabitats.

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Program highlights:

  • Students will learn instrumentation and methodology for field research, and practice it in a field setting.
  • Students will obtain experience in theory and practice of field research, particularly in reptile ecology
  • Students will learn and perform a variety of techniques used for measuring essential features of the microclimate, vegetation and terrestrial invertebrates
  • Upon completion of these courses, students will have the abilities to pursue independently both basic and applied research.
  • The joint efforts of students, TA, and professor will produce a useful and valuable database and a perspective on the ecology of reptiles in the northwestern U.S.A.
  • Field work requires tent camping in rigorous, primitive conditions.
2018 syllabus and itinerary
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BIOL 408 and BIOL 409 (6 credits each, 12 credits total)

Instructor

Anderson field

Dr. Roger Anderson


Email: Roger.Anderson@wwu.edu
Phone: 360-650-3992
Office: Biology Building 311
Website: http://fire.biol.wwu.edu/anderson/index.html

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Cost

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This program is currently not accepting applications.