Welcome to IB 153L!
This course provides a hands-on introduction to methods used in the study
of ecological patterns and processes. It consists of a series of group
field exercises conducted in local terrestrial and aquatic habitats. These
exercises will emphasize a variety of sampling methods for documenting
patterns of distribution and abundance, experimental designs for testing
hypotheses, and statistical interpretation of results. These skills are
fundamental to most basic and applied research in population and community
ecology. Thus this course provides an essential foundation for a professional
career in this area.
Syllabus change! Data Analysis for Lab 7 (Quail Egg Experiment)
will take place on November 26, leaving December 1 open for library research
on your methods papers. The lab write-up will be due Friday, December
5. Other due dates have been shifted accordingly, so see the assignments
page for more details.