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Spring 2013-2014
EEB 406   na, npdf

Biology of African Animals and Ecosystems

Dustin R. Rubenstein


Students will be immersed in an intensive field experience in Kenya gaining sophisticated training in fieldwork and biological research on African animals and ecosystems. In addition to this training, participants will observe and study organisms ranging from acacia ants to giraffes, go-away-birds to zebras. The course is designed to give students a broad, hands-on understanding of ecology, evolution, and conservation. Lectures include core topics in ecology and evolution. Students will gain experience with experimental design, data collection, and analysis. Limited to students in the Tropical Biology and Sustainability Program in Kenya.

Sample reading list:
Readings from the primary literature.,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Daily readings from the primary sources. Students will work in groups and each group will write a full lab report for most projects, and most projects require at least two drafts before it is accepted for successful completion.

Quizzes - 5%
Lab Reports - 60%
Oral Presentation(s) - 5%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other Requirements:
International Travel Required
Open to EEB Concentrators Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EEB 211 and EEB 321. Open to students enrolled in the field semester in Kenya..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41025 L01 TBA        Enrolled:9 Limit:12
41024 B99 TBA        Enrolled:9 Limit:12