2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Environmental Studies with A. Styring

Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Alison Styring ornithology
Fields of Study
ecology, environmental studies and field studies

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. She will sponsor research on bird-focused projects or projects incorporating natural history and observational methods. Three areas of special interest are natural history collections, with specimen-based research and collection curating and management; the Evergreen Ecological Observation Network (EEON) for field projects focusing on wildlife in the Evergreen forest; and restoring monitoring in the Nisqually delta.

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