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Winter Mammalian Ecology
EFB 484/684

This 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.

February 24-26 and March 12-18, 2017

Adirondack Ecological Center, Newcomb NY

$475.00 plus cost of credits.

For further information, contact smcnulty@esf.edu, Stacy McNulty, (518) 582-4551 ext. 102