Field Biology (Biol 3630)

Offered during each fall semester. One focus is on the design, implementation, and analyses of short-term ecological field experiments. The course is unconventional in format, requiring participation in a 7-day field trip based at a camp in Cypress Hills Provincial Park. This setting provides easy access to superb examples of fescue grassland and boreal forest ecosystems. The field trip component combines class-based experiments, individual-based research projects, natural history observations, and formal lectures. Class periods during the regular fall semester involve statistical analyses of data collected during the field trip, formal write-ups, and oral presentations. A selection of images from prior offerings of Field Biology can be viewed in the Image Gallery.