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EEB Field Courses, Summer 2017

  • EEB 3266, Field Herpetology, May term–Discover Connecticut’s reptile and amphibian field-herpdiversity!  This course will provide students an introduction to herpetology, the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and more).  Class includes field excursions, lectures, and an independent research project.  Topics include ecology, evolution, behavior, diversity, and conservation, with an emphasis on the identification and natural history of Connecticut’s herps.  We will observe these animals in the field during the day and night (note that some classes may meet in the evening) and practice standard collecting and handling techniques. This course satisfies the EEB major requirement for animal diversity (pending CLAS approval) or field/lab course and satisfies the BIO major requirements for Bio credits.  Many Federal, State, and local agencies require this kind of course work for employment. For more information contact Andrew Frank at Andrew.Frank@uconn.edu

 

  • EEB, 3898, Field Parasitology, May term–Explore the complex and wonderful world of parasitologyparasitology! This course will provide students with an overview of the biology, life cycles, and adaptations of the major groups of parasites. Other topics that will be covered are parasite-host interactions, evolutionary trends, and effects of climate change. This class will consist of lectures, paper discussions, lab exercises, and field trips. In lab we will be collecting animals, performing necropsies, and identifying and preserving parasites.This course fulfills the EEB major requirements for Animal Diversity or Lab/Field Course. For more information contact Kaitlin Gallagher at kaitlin.gallagher@uconn.edu.

 

  • EEB 4262, Field Methods in Ornithology, May term–In this course, students will engage in a ornithologyvariety of field methods used in ornithological research. This summer, we will focus on field identification of local birds, survey techniques, and methods of studying bird behavior.  Field identification of local birds will also be emphasized. Satisfies EEB major requirement for Animal Diversity (pending CLAS approval) or Lab/Field course.  Many Federal, State, and local agencies require this kind of course work for employment. For more information contact Holly Brown holly.k.brown@uconn.edu

 

  • EEB 4272, Summer Flora, Summer Session 1–Discover Connecticut’s great natural heritage this summer! Through a combination of lectures, summer-floralabs. And field trips, participants learn: plant families, how to identify plants in the field, techniques for collecting, preserving, and archiving specimensThis course satisfies the EEB major requirement for plant diversity or field/lab course and satisfies the BIO major requirements for Bio credits.  Many Federal, State, and local agencies require this kind of course work for employment. Prerequisites: any plant course. For more information contact Ursula King ursula.king@uconn.edu

 

  • EEB 4252, Field Entomology, Summer Session 2– Have fun collecting insects!  This course is an introduction to insect collecting, identification, and ecology.  We will learn about the local insect fauna through numerous field trips and practice collection and preservation methods in the lab.  Lectures cover major orders of insects and focus on insect ecology, behavior, and evolution.This course fulfils the EEB major requirement for Animal Diversity or Lab/Field Course. No prior experience necessary, and no prerequisites. For further information contact Katie Taylor at katherine.l.taylor@uconn.eduentomology