2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Environmental Studies with D. Fischer

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Dylan Fischer forest ecology

Fields of Study: ecology, environmental studies and field studies

Fall: Signature Required Students should contact the faculty for more information.  

Winter: Enrollment Accepting New Students  CRN (Credit) Level 20491 (1-16)  Signature Required Students should contact the faculty for more information.  

Spring: Enrollment Accepting New Students  CRN (Credit) Level 30308 (1-16)  Signature Required Students should contact the faculty for more information.  

Credits: Variable Credit Options

Variable Credit Options: seat availability and credit options vary per quarter.

Class Standing: Junior - Senior

Offered During: Day


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.

Dylan Fischer studies plant ecology and physiology in the Intermountain West and southwest Washington. This work includes image analysis of tree roots, genes to ecosystems approaches, plant physiology, carbon balance, species interactions, community analysis, and restoration ecology. He also manages the Evergreen Ecological Observation Network project: (academic.evergreen.edu/projects/EEON). See more about his lab's work at: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/ecology/.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: plant ecology and physiology, field ecology, restoration ecology

Campus Location: Olympia

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