Field Courses - Feeding Ecology
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Feeding Ecology of Animals
June 9 to June 26, 2014
This class will examine how animals in the wild meet all of their nutritional needs while foraging within the landscape. We will examine how they obtain the nutrients they need to support living and reproduction, and what challenges they face in finding those resources. Through lecture, interactive paper discussion, demonstrations of laboratory and field techniques, and field trips, students will learn how wildlife find and contribute nutrients to the areas they forage in to meet their nutritional needs.
Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Nelson, University of Colorado at Boulder
Location: Mountain Research Station and surrounding areas
Dates & Times: June 9 – June 26: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Credit: 3 credit hours in biology (EBIO 4100)
Tuition: $1450 (includes room and Board at the Mountain Research Station)
Prerequisite: General ecology or instructor consent
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Dr. Suzanne Nelson
University of Colorado
Field courses are designed to provide students a hands on field research experience. Enrollment is low and each course emphasizes informal interaction with the instructors and fellow students. Course credit is readily transferable to other institutions and meets the application requirement for CU's Environmental Studies program.
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