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Wildlife & Fisheries Biology: Field Herpetology Lab

WFB 287 SW1 (CRN: 60185)

1 Credit Hour—Only 2 Seats Available, Register Soon!

For crosslists see: WFB 185 SW1

About WFB 287 SW1

Goals of this course are to familiarize the student with the identification, natural history, and conservation of Vermont's reptiles and amphibians through direct field experience. This course is designed to complement Herpetology (WFB 185 & 287) offered in the spring, but prior completion of either of those courses is not required. Through the use of active searches, turtle trapping, artificial cover objects, and night-time road searches we will locate many of Vermont's herpetofauna, focusing on those that are active during the early summer. In addition, students will be introduced to some population monitoring methods. Field trips will visit a wide variety of sites in central Vermont during all weather. Students will stay at a field site off campus from which daytime and nighttime field trips will depart. Classroom presentations by the instructor and a guest lecturer will be included. Fieldwork will at times be rigorous, wet, buggy, and dirty. Grades will be based on species sheets, field data, participation, and a short final. The course is limited to 10 students. Students taking the course for graduate credit (WFB 287) will either receive a single graduate credit with no independent project, or may arrange to receive more credits (variable) with a preapproved independent project.

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James Andrews ()

Notes

Dates: June 8 - June 14, 2015; Class meets June 8 - 12 (MTWRF) from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Class meets June 13-14 (Sat-Sun) from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Additional credits are available, contact instructor; Cross listed with WFB 185 SW1; Fee: $215; Meets off-campus: contact department for location Students taking the course for graduate credit (WFB 287) will receive a single graduate credit with no independent project, or may arrange to receive more credits (variable) with a preapproved independent project.

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