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Short Courses

EFB496/696: Adirondack Aquatic Ecology and Restoration

Students Researching in Snow

Three credits, register via summer course website. Ecology of Adirondack lakes and rivers with a focus on water quality, riverine processes, fish and invertebrate communities, and monitoring and restoration of the different systems. Field sites include lakes at Huntington Wildlife Forest/Newcomb Campus, Ausable River, and Boquet River, and Lake Champlain. Students will participate in ongoing studies related to Atlantic Salmon restoration in Lake Champlain and stream restoration monitoring following a dam removal on the Ausable River. One additional assignment will be required if taking this class as a graduate student.

Prerequisite: EFB 202, EFB 320 or equivalent; permission of instructor is required

Dates: July 21 - August 2, 2019

Location: Adirondack Ecological Center, Newcomb NY

Cost: Transportation fee, room and board at the Adirondack Ecological Center (AEC). For information on the course content, contact the instructor, Dr. Margaret Murphy (mhhmurphy@gmail.com). For information on course fees and payment to AEC please call (518) 582-4551.

EFB 484/684: Winter Mammalian Ecology

Students Researching in Snow

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: last weekend in February and week of Spring Break in mid-March (see ESF Calendar for specific dates)

Location: Adirondack Ecological Center, Newcomb NY

Cost: $475.00 plus cost of credits.

Prerequisite: EFB 202, EFB 320 or equivalent; permission of instructor is required.

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

EFB 418/618: Interpretation of Field Biology (May)

This two-week, three-credit 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. Taught in summer, even years.

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

Prerequisite: EFB 320 or permission of instructor.

For further information, contact Paul Hai at (518) 582-4551

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