ES 519: Ecological Research Design
Synonym:78300 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Fridays 9/2 - 12/9 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Competency Areas Fall 2010 and later: CB - Required; ASJS, Cert, EE, SDS, SDCC - Methods or elective
Restricted to Conservation Biology students; others by written permission of instructor provided to Registrar's Office via Antioch email. Open to all ES students on 8/24.
This course encourages successful ecological field research by building skills in hypothesis generation, selection of appropriate methods of data collection, use of correct statistical analyses, and effective presentation of results. Basic univariate parametric and non-parametric statistical procedures (chi-square and related tests; ANOVA; regression and correlation analyses) are reviewed. Through lectures, group homework projects, and analysis of quantitative methods used in current studies of conservation biology, students develop skills needed to design effective field research aimed at biodiversity conservation and natural lands management.