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Short Courses

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EFB 484/684: Winter Mammalian Ecology

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.

Dates: February 24-26 and March 12-18, 2017

Location: Adirondack Ecological Center, Newcomb NY

Cost: $475.00 plus cost of credits.

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

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.

Note: Credit will not be granted for both EFB 418 and EFB 618.

Prerequisite: EFB 320 or permission of instructor.

For further information, contact Dr. Beth Folta - efolta@esf.edu (315) 470-4938/470-6760

Additional fees: Board/meals of approximately $312 plus transportation fee TBD