Field Studies in Biological Conservation
Priscilla Crawford, Ph.D., instructor
July 2018 at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station
The Field Studies class is designed to introduce students to 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 and hand-on projects on the grounds of the OU BioStation. Much of our time will be spent outdoors learning about conservation projects in the state and helping to implement these projects. Our focus conservation topic will be Restoration Ecology. We will explore the variety of strategies, philosophies, and practicalities of restoration ecology. Students will design a restoration project that could be implemented on the campus of the OU Biological Station. Students will learn about restoration techniques through site visits and field activities.