Courses ~ Majors

  1. Ecology (BIO 3800)
    Study of the interrelationships of organisms with their biotic and abiotic environment. Emphasis placed upon principles of population and community ecology. Laboratory provides hands-on experience applying ecological principles, common data collection methods, data analysis and interpretation, and scientific writing. (3-3-4; Writing Intensive)
  2. Environmental Biology (BIO 3850)
    An introduction to the principles of environmental sciences for biology majors. This course investigates the foundations of environmental science with particular attention to environmental problems from a biological perspective and the costs and benefits of their solutions from the local to global scale. (3-3-4; Writing intensive)
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  3. Wildlife Ecology and Management (BIO 4842)
    Principles of managing wildlife resources with emphasis on population ecology, habitat management and the social context of wildlife management. (3-0-3)
  4. Wildlife Techniques (BIO 4850)
    Instruction in current field, laboratory and analytical techniques in wildlife biology, including population and biodiversity estimation, audio-visual surveys, capture and marking, behavioral observations, age and sex determination, condition assessment, biotelemetry, and habitat assessment. (2-3-3)
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  5. Mammalogy (BIO 4956)
    Study of mammals, including mammalian evolution, systematics, classification, distribution, physiology, natural history, ecology, diseases and conservation. Introduction to common methods for studying mammals. (2-3-3)
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  6. Landscape Ecology (BIO 5380)
    Introduction to the principles and application of landscape ecology (the study of pattern and heterogeneity across large spatial scales). Emphasis will be placed on how to characterize patterns, how they develop and change through time, and their implications for populations, communities, and ecosystem processes. (2-2-3)

Courses ~ Nonmajors

  1. Biological Principles and Issues (Bio 1001G)
    An introduction to the study of living organisms with emphasis upon an appreciation for their behavioral, functional and structural adaptations, their diversity, and relationship to their environment. In addition, strong emphasis will be placed on current issues dealing with the field of biology. (2-2-3)
  2. Life of Animals Honors (BIO 1093G)
    Introduction to animal taxa with an emphasis on vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals). Exploration of following biological topics essential to understanding animal taxa: evolution, ecology, animal behavior and conservation biology. (2-2-3)
  3. Environmental Life Sciences (BIO 2002G)
    Introduction to environmental life science as a branch of the biological sciences, including fundamental principles of biology and chemistry, environmental ethics, economics and policy. Emphasis will be placed on current environmental issues and potential solutions, including human impacts on air, water, land and biodiversity; energy consumption and production; and feeding the growing human population. (3-0-3)
  4. Environmental Life Sciences Honors (BIO 2092G)
    Introduction to environmental life science as a branch of the biological sciences, including fundamental principles of biology and chemistry, environmental ethics, economics and policy. Emphasis will be placed on current environmental issues and potential solutions, including human impacts on air, water, land and biodiversity; energy consumption and production; and feeding the growing human population. (4-0-4)

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Environmental Biology Course

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Renewable Energy Center
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EIU
Renewable Energy Center
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Wildlife Techniques Courses

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Acoustic Sampling
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Bird Banding
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Wood Duck Trapping
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Wood Duck Trapping
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Wood Duck Trapping
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Wood Duck Trapping
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Wood Duck Trapping
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Wood Duck Trapping
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Mammalogy Course

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Museum Skin Prep 1
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Museum Skin Prep 2
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Museum Skin Prep 3
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Museum Skin Prep 4
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Museum Skin Prep 5
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Small Mammal Trapping
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Mammal Trapping
Peromyscus Charleston, IL
Peromyscus
Charleston, IL
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