Field Studies in Biological Conservation
Priscilla Crawford, Ph.D., instructor
August 2017 at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station
Field Studies in Biological Conservation introduces students to the complex conservation issues currently facing the citizens of Oklahoma. Student readings on conservation issues will come from a variety of valid sources, representing several different aspects of each issue. Our classroom time will be devoted to a discussion of these issues. Discussions will be supplemented by field trips, with the majority of our time being spent outdoors, seeing first hand Oklahoma’s diverse ecoregions and associated conservation issues. Field trips help students better observe the natural world, create awareness of Oklahoma’s biodiversity, and have a deeper understanding of conservation issues facing Oklahoma and the southern Great Plains.