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EFB 484/684: Winter Mammalian EcologyThis 3 credit course will emphasize the adaptations enhancing over winter survivorship of mammals in northern environments. Lectures will discuss identification, natural history, behavior, physiology and ecology of mammals. Field exercises will employ live trapping and mark-recapture methods applied to small mammals, as well as postmortem physiological assessment of white-tailed deer. Students will become familiar with concepts in mammalian ecology, activity patterns, population processes, habitat requirements and adaptations that enhance winter survivorship.
For further information, contact Stacy McNulty, (518) 582-4551 ext. 102
EFB 496: Honors Seminar in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
A unique and compelling course at ESF's Huntington Wildlife Forest in the Adirondacks. This seminar will introduce students to the philosopical aspects of topics ranging from evolution and climate change to ecological restoration. Through written responses to readings followed by seminar discussion, students will endeavor to understand and critically evaluate a rich series of timely and environmentally relevant subjects through a philosophical lens.3 credits. No prerequisite required.
For further information, contact Marianne Patinelli-Dubay (518) 582-4551 ext. 109
EFB 418: Interpretion of Field Biology (May)
This five-week residential course offers introductions to Adirondack flora and fauna in a regional context as subjects for various interpretive programs and products such as nature walks and trailside presentations, and slide presentations. The application of professional interpretive techniques and the inclusion of natural history in science education are highlights. Summer.