Course: Science Topics (SC-105-1)
Special Topics: SC 105-1 Ecology in the Field-A Course Description: This course introduces students to field techniques that investigate the relationship between organisms ant their environment. We start with nearby forest habitat and ask what factors contribute to a healthy ecosystem, including water quality, soil type, tree diversity, and invertebrate and amphibian abundance. Once field data has been collected, we return to the lab and analyze and interpret our results. Students working in teams are expected to write a paper and create a presentation explaining our methodology and discussing the implications of our results on biodiversity and forest quality.