Apr 22, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 298 - Research Experience in Ecology


All scientific research shares a common foundation in inquiry, hypothesis formation, experimental design, data collection, and analysis in an area of interest to the scientist. Whether you are studying bacteria or birds, you will practice developing these skills and applying them to an unanswered scientific question. In doing so, you will become a producer of scientific knowledge, more than a consumer of knowledge that others have produced and shared in textbooks. You will help design and carry out your own scientific research project as a member of a scientific team (the class and/or smaller teams within the class), and as a member of the global scientific community. Using Wheaton Woods as our laboratory, and working in small groups, you will investigate the ecological interactions of an organism of interest to you. Examples of investigations could include the impact of invasive plants on biodiversity, the role of the deer population on the forest habitat, or the documentation of new tardigrade species in Massachusetts.

Prerequisites
BIO 111  or BIO 112  or BIO 114  or AP/IB credit. 

Credits 1



Notes
A section of BIO 098 must be selected with course. Open to Sophomores only, others by permission of instructor. 

Compass Attributes
Sophomore Experience