EEB 3266, Field Herpetology, May term—Discover Connecticut’s reptile and amphibian diversity! This course will provide students an introduction to herpetology, the study of amphibians (including frogs, toads, salamanders, newts) and reptiles (including snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and more). Class includes field excursions, lectures, and an independent research project. Topics include ecology, evolution, behavior, diversity, and conservation, with an emphasis on the identification and natural history of Connecticut’s herps. We will observe these animals in the field during the day and night (note that some classes may meet in the evening) and practice standard collecting and handling techniques. This course satisfies the EEB major requirement for animal diversity (pending CLAS approval) or field/lab course and satisfies the BIO major requirements for Bio credits. Many Federal, State, and local agencies require this kind of course work for employment.
Instructor: Andrew Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EEB 4272, Summer Flora, Summer Session 1—Discover Connecticut’s great natural heritage this summer! Through a combination of lectures, labs. And field trips, participants learn: plant families, how to identify plants in the field, techniques for collecting, preserving, and archiving specimensThis course satisfies the EEB major requirement for plant diversity or field/lab course and satisfies the BIO major requirements for Bio credits. Many Federal, State, and local agencies require this kind of course work for employment. Prerequisites: any plant course.
Instructor: Henry Frye (email@example.com)
EEB 3267, Field Animal Behavior, Summer Session 1—Learn about animal behavior through observation of the vertebrates and invertebrates of Connecticut. Class time will be divided between field observation, behavior experiments, lectures, and independent project work. Topics will include, foraging theory, territoriality, navigation, social behavior, learning, communication, mating systems and sexual selection. Students will additionally learn about observational methods, collecting techniques, and analysis of behavioral data to complete semester long independent research projects. This class counts towards the upper division credit requirements for the Biology major, and the lab or field course requirement for the EEB major. Prerequisites: Biology 1108 or similar with instructor permission.
Instructor: Katie Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EEB 2244, General Ecology, ONLINE Special Summer Session 2, running 09 July through 17 August—Two in-person exams, locations TBA. Discover how plants and animals interact with each other and the environment to build what we see as the natural world around us! Through a combination of lectures, discussion activities and primary literature we will explore the major concepts of the field of ecology – the “economy of nature”. This 4-credit course satisfies a core requirement for EEB and Biological Sciences majors and minors as well as several Areas of Concentration for Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources majors. Prerequisites: six credits of college biology.
Instructor: Dr. Susan Z. Herrick (email@example.com)
EEB 4252, Field Entomology, Summer Session 2– Have fun collecting insects! This course is an introduction to insect collecting, identification, and ecology. We will learn about the local insect fauna through numerous field trips and practice collection and preservation methods in the lab. Lectures cover major orders of insects and focus on insect ecology, behavior, and evolution.This course fulfils the EEB major requirement for Animal Diversity or Lab/Field Course. No prior experience necessary, and no prerequisites.
EEB, 3898, Field Parasitology, May term—Explore the complex and wonderful world of parasitology! This course will provide students with an overview of the biology, life cycles, and adaptations of the major groups of parasites. Other topics that will be covered are parasite-host interactions, evolutionary trends, and effects of climate change. This class will consist of lectures, paper discussions, lab exercises, and field trips. In lab we will be collecting animals, performing necropsies, and identifying and preserving parasites.This course fulfills the EEB major requirements for Animal Diversity or Lab/Field Course.
EEB 4262, Field Methods in Ornithology, May term—In this course, students will engage in a variety of field methods used in ornithological research. This summer, we will focus on field identification of local birds, survey techniques, and methods of studying bird behavior. Field identification of local birds will also be emphasized. Satisfies EEB major requirement for Animal Diversity (pending CLAS approval) or Lab/Field course. Many Federal, State, and local agencies require this kind of course work for employment.