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Kenya: Field Ecology

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Holger Oswald
Faculty-Led Program Advisor
605-658-3599 (P)
605-677-8848 (F)
theworld@usd.edu

Program Site

Location
Mulitiple, Kenya
Discipline(s)
Biology
Language
English

These courses will appear on this university's transcript.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
N/A
Spring Semester
N/A
Fall Quarter
N/A
Winter Quarter
N/A
Spring Quarter
N/A
Academic Year
N/A
Summer Session
5/11/2020-5/25/2020
Inter Session
N/A

Requirements & Other Information

  • A GPA of 2 is required.
  • The student must also know .
  • None
  • ACCESS TYPES - None Specified
  • This program is administered by our campus.

Costs

This program emphasizes the development of hypotheses and the implementation of ecological research. You will obtain practical experience with organismal identification, ecological techniques such as point counts, density estimates, and population health, and sampling methodologies during a major field trip. In addition, a research project will promote hypothesis conception, further research techniques, data analysis, presentation, and discussion skills. Students will be asked to participate in discussions throughout the course. Learning Objectives: -Identify a wide variety of organisms including mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants. -Understand the basic physical, ecological, and social forces structuring biotic communities in the study area. -Develop skills related to designing and implementing ecological field studies. -Understand the techniques used to sample natural communities and assess organismal response to environmental variation.
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