Instructor: Prof. Emily Bernhardt
Explore the stream, wetland and reservoir ecosystems of NC. Through hands on inquiry and field experimentation students will gain experience in formulating hypotheses, designing field observations and experiments, analyzing field data and interpreting field results. In addition to weekly field labs, the course will include two weekend field trips, one to the Duke Marine Lab and the second to the NC mountains.
Student Writing Assignment
What are students writing? Journal article.
For whom? Experts working in biology, ecology, or environmental science.
Where would such writing typically be found? A journal such as Ecology or BioScience.
Why would someone usually read it? To learn the best current answer to a scientific question that has been clearly stated, critically evaluated and thoughtfully discussed.
Reader requirements: professional experience in Biology, Ecology, or environmental science research.
Student – Reader Interactions
Introductory Meeting, between Sept 23 and Sept 30
- Oct 5: Student sends Results to Reader
- by Oct 11: real-time meeting to discuss results; Reader sends written feedback before meeting
Intro and Methods
- Nov 7: Student sends Intro and Methods to Reader
- by Nov 14th, real-time meeting to do read-through; no written feedback needed
- Nov 30: Student sends complete draft to Reader
- by Dec 7: real-time meeting to discuss feedback; Reader sends feedback before meeting
Please visit the class website for more information about assignments and context.