The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the principles of conducting sound scientific research in fish, wildlife, and conservation biology. Major concepts that we will cover include the philosophy and history of science, application of the scientific method in fish, wildlife, and conservation biology research (from asking good questions to designing experiments to address those questions), and data collection & analysis.
On texts, authors Gotelli & Ellison are also knows as "G&E on the schedule.
Discussion papers, lab documents, and other readings: are provided as PDFs on our Canvas page
Textbooks and Materials
- How To Do Ecology, 2nd Ed. (2017)
Karban R., M. Huntzinger, and I.S. Pearse
Not available at the CSU Bookstore