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Studying Ornithological Principles & Behaviors to Indicate Ecosystem Health

Studying Ornithological Principles & Behaviors to Indicate Ecosystem Health

Course Number
ENVS 606 660
Course Code
ENVS606660
Course Key
75572
Day(s)
Monday
Time
5:15pm-8:15pm
Instructor
FETTERMAN, ALISON V
McGraw, Michael
Course Note
MES Concentration Course in Environmental Biology
Course Description
This class will explore the foundations of avifaunal biology and ecology using a combination of hands-on classroom and in-the-field experiences. Classroom content includes physiology, anatomy, and morphology of birds. The fall migration of birds in North America is an epic and often tragic event. Sampling birds in migration has resulted in foundational understandings about stopover habitats, species-specific energy budgets and has helped realize the complete life cycle of hundreds of species. We will enter the field and participate in actual ornithological research, explore avifaunal ecology through birdwatching, and meet with regional leaders in the ornithological field.
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