Course code:



A - Advanced

Class size limit:


Typically offered:

Upon occasion

This course is an examination of the biology of birds. It is intended for advanced undergrad and graduate students with experience in field components of Ornithology, and is intended to help them place their own research within a broader context. The course will emphasize adaptation, ecology, and behavior of birds, and introduce students to statistical methods used in modern ornithology. We also will consider current views of the systematic relationships among living birds, and the evolutionary history and origins of class Aves. Students will be evaluated on the basis of participation in twice-weekly discussions of textbook material and primary sources, presentation of two seminars on an agreed upon topic, and a series of statistical analyses using SYSTAT and R, and a term paper.


Permission of instructor.

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