2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Advanced Research in Environmental Studies with A. Styring

Fall 2013, Winter 2014 and Spring 2014 quarters

Faculty
Alison Styring ornithology
Fields of Study
ecology, environmental studies and field studies
Preparatory for studies or careers in
ornithology.
Description

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Environmental Studies. This independent learning opportunity is designed to allow advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. The program will help students develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills—all of which are of particular value for students who are pursuing a graduate degree, as well as for graduates who are already in the job market.

Alison Styring studies birds. Current activity in her lab includes avian bioacoustics, natural history collections and bird research in the EEON. Bioacoustic research includes editing and identifying avian songs and calls from an extensive collection of sounds from Bornean rainforests. Work with the natural history collections includes bird specimen preparation and specimen-based research, including specimens from Evergreen's Natural History Collections and other collections in the region. Work with EEON includes observational and acoustic surveys of permanent ecological monitoring plots in The Evergreen State College campus forest. 

Location
Olympia
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Day