Environment Physiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Lab

Yuxiang Wang's

Environment Physiology & Aquatic Ecosystem Lab

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BIOL 307/317: Assessment of biodiversity on aquatic ecosystems in Canada and China
2017 Canada Part 


July 23rd –  August 6th 2017 inclusive (14 days, 3 Credit)  
Application Deadline: Apr.14th 2017


Course description 

This is one of two sister courses that provide Canadian and Chinese students with first-hand experience using tools of environmental and biodiversity assessment. This year the 2-week field course takes place exclusively at Queen's University Biological Station (QUBS). Students will learn methods for surveying biodiversity, classifying wetlands, and quantifying variation in habitat structure, hydrology and water chemistry. It includes local diversity of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and plants. Students will develop hypotheses about the patterns of diversity and ecosystem variation that they observe and then conduct independent research to address these.


Location

Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) and environs. Proposed field sites including St. Lawrence River, Great Lakes and other locales in southern Ontario


Estimated Cost

CAD$1100 

($350 deposit to home university at the time of application) including fees, 14 nights’ accommodation and board at QUBS.


Prerequisites

Completion of 2nd year biology or environmental program or permission of the instructors.


Enrollment

12-14 students from OUPFB 
plus 
12-16 students from 5 partner Chinese universities (Tongji University, Fudan University, Southwest University, Beijing Normal University, Zhejiang University).


Evaluation

Course participation  (20%), Field Journal & Blog (20%), Seminars (20%), Final report  (40%)


Instructors

Prof. Yuxiang Wang (Biology, Queen’s)   613-533-6134 yuxiang.wang@queensu.ca

Prof. Steve Lougheed (Biology, Queen’s) 613-533-6128 lough@queensu.ca


Scholarships

Internal Scholarship for this course NOT available yet.