Explore the natural systems of North Carolina through hands-on experimentation. Through student-guided inquiry and field experimentation students will gain experience in formulating hypotheses, designing field observations and experiments, analyzing field data and interpreting results from the fields of ecosystem, community, population, and physiological ecology. In addition to weekly field labs, the course will include a weekend field trip. Instructor: Wright or Bernhardt. One course. Prerequisites: Biology 20 or one course in ecology or consent of instructor; Mathematics 111L. One course.