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Field Study in Biology

Students can gain valuable hands-on experience by working out in the field with the following courses:

BIO 310L: Ecology Lab

Ecology Lab is the study of local aquatic and terrestrial habitats conducted in several locales.

BIO 407L: Plant Diversity and Ecology Laboratory

Field laboratory course addressing plant diversity and ecology. Includes a series of field labs focused on plant identification, followed by labs focused on quantitatively assessing plants, plant communities, and ecosystems.

BIO 409: Ecological Restoration

Ecological Restoration utilizes local prairies, woodlots and aquatic environments to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of ecological restoration. The course presents the rationale and knowledge needed to understand, appreciate, plan and perform ecological restoration.

BIO 452L: Biology of Rivers and Lakes Laboratory
Aquatic Biology Lab makes use of several Ohio lakes and streams to carry out laboratory and field exercises emphasizing chemical and physical limnology, evolution of aquatic ecosystems, and pollution ecology.
BIO 479L: Environmental Instrumentation Lab

Students taking Environmental Instrumentation Lab learn how to study current environmental issues at regional field sites through the use of field and laboratory based equipment. The course emphasizes a team-centered approach to investigating environmental problems.


Department of Biology

Science Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2320