Mar 25, 2019  
Summer Record 2008 
Summer Record 2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

BIOL 861 - Ecology of Wildlife Diseases

This course will focus on the ecology and evolution of parasitic organisms in wild animal populations, and is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Topics include: epidemiology and parasite diversity, population biology of micro- and macroparasites, host immune defenses and pathogen virulence, and the role of infectious diseases in wildlife conservation. Students will obtain hands-on experience with field and laboratory techniques, including capture and examination of insects, birds, amphibians, small mammals, and other wildlife near MLBS, and will gain experience with data analysis and quantitative methods for understanding disease processes at multiple scales.  Prerequisites are an introductory course in biology and prior coursework in calculus or linear algebra.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, introductory course in biology, ecology, or environmental sciences. Enrollment limited to 12 students.

Credits: 4