Credits: 3
Semester: Summer & Fall
Location: Bozeman, MT/Online

Both careers and graduate studies in land resources and conservation management require knowledge of how to design, execute, and analyze data concerning biodiversity at multiple scales in time and space. This course will provide students with the theoretical and practical skills associated with surveying and monitoring designs, sampling methods and data analysis techniques to answer questions about biodiversity. We will concentrate on applying and evaluating these methods using plants but will also gain experience with other taxa. Application of the biodiversity designs and methods will be to three main system types: agriculture, rehabilitation/restoration, and wildland. Students will also collect their own data and write a research report using methods and analysis techniques they are introduced to as part of the course.