Courses (Summer 2018, Storrs)


field-herpEEB 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 (andrew.frank@uconn.edu)


summer-floraEEB 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 (henry.frye@uconn.edu)


field-herpEEB 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 (katie.taylor@uconn.edu)


field-herpEEB 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 (susan.herrick@uconn.edu)