Field-based course stressing student design and implemen- tation of research projects in savana ecosystems. Introduces basic concepts in experimental design and hypothesis testing, long-term monitoring, sampling techniques, parametric and nonparametric analysis. Each student will participate in several faculty-led research projects. In addition, students in small groups will design independent projects, consult with faculty, collect and analyze data, and make oral and written presentations of their results. Each student will work on two of these independent projects. (Taught in Kruger National Park, South Africa) Prerequisite: Biology 20 or introductory ecology or equivalent. One course.
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