Using the biology department's quadcopter drone to photograph areas of campus and Lake Katherine Nature Center to track seasonal changes and community changes, such as the death of ash trees due to emerald ash borer
A citizen science project using field cameras to photograph and assess wildlife on our college campus.
Surveying trees at Lake Katherine to provide information for certification as an arboretum
Surveying invertebrates in a restoration area around Lake Katherine so assess how species respond during the restoration process (and in the future, to the full restoration)
Evaluating water quality in local waterways
Course description An in-depth study of the science of conservation, building on ecological principles to evaluate how anthropogenic changes and management strategies have influenced species, communities, and ecosystems. Biodiversity losses, population analysis and management, conservation design, and ecological restoration are discussed.
Derek and Jay getting ready to head out to Navajo Creek during lab!