Field Studies in Ecology at Black Rock Forest, Cornwall, New York
Field ecology at Black Rock Forest is a concentrated spring graduate field course in ecology & biology. Student become familiar with the flora & fauna of the Hudson Highlands region of New York as they study the major natural habitats within the area (A visit to Central Park before the trip permits comparison of urban versus rural issues in ecology). Field exercises have included plant community sampling, paleoecological analysis of sediment cores, characterization of shrub communities using diagnostic keys, & survey of birds/insects/amphibians/aquatic invertebrates. Readings from Science, Nature, Ecology & other literature are carefully coordinated with our field studies.
- Old Course Number: E15.2069