BIO 482 Mammalogy
Exploration of mammalian biology, ecology, taxonomy, systematics, and conservation. Includes lectures, laboratories, field work, and at least one field trip. Laboratory places heavy emphasis on identifying relevant characteristics of orders and families of mammals with special emphasis on those groups located in New England, and introduces field methods related to detecting presence/absence, identifying habitat use, and estimating population size and density. Three hours of lecture and one, three-hour laboratory per week. This is a link course with BIO 582.