W F S 409
Mammalogy Laboratory (2) Laboratory and field identification of mammals, ecology and behavior of mammals, field survey techniques.
W F S 409 Mammalogy Laboratory (2)
Mammalogy Laboratory provides the necessary skills for identifying North American mammals. Taken concurrently with or after completing the mammalogy lecture course, this laboratory and field course is open to students with some background in wildlife. The objectives of this course are for students to 1) identify North American mammals by skulls and skins, 2) identify eastern North American mammals by tracks in the field, 3) capture and measure small mammals, and 4) gain an understanding of the characteristic behavior and ecology of North American mammals. Fields skills include animal handling, tracking, and observation. Additional skills may include skin and skull preparation and museum techniques for the care of mammals.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.