Field Courses - Mammalogy
June 8 - June 25, 2015
Colorado provides a unique and exciting landscape for exploring the natural history of Rocky Mountain wildlife. In this field oriented course we will use both lectures and hikes to study the behavior and ecology of Colorado vertebrates, origin of the Rocky Mountain vertebrate fauna, and threats to mammalian biodiversity.
In the field we will use various methods to study animals, including livetrapping, behavioral observation, and recognition of mammal sign and tracks. We will visit mammalogists doing active research in Colorado. Some evenings we may be able to mist-net for bats. Classes will begin in the early morning and continue until late afternoon.
Instructor: Dr. Joe Merritt, Illinois Natural History Survey
Location: Mountain Research Station and surrounding areas
Dates & Times: June 9 to June 26: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Credit: 3 credit hours in biology (EBIO 4100-871)
Tuition: $1500 (Includes room and Board at the Mountain Research Station)
Prerequisite: One year course work in general biology.
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Dr. Joe Merritt
University of Illinois
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