Advanced Research in Environmental Studies with C. LeRoy

Fall 2016, Winter 2017, and Spring 2017 quarters

Taught by

freshwater ecology, quantitative biology, environmental education

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Environmental Studies. This independent learning opportunity is designed to allow advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. The program will help students develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills—all of which are of particular value for students who are pursuing a graduate degree, as well as for graduates who are already in the job market.

Carri LeRoy conducts research on linkages between terrestrial and aquatic environments. She is trained as a freshwater ecologist and primarily studies in-stream ecosystem processes and aquatic communities. She and her students study leaf litter decomposition in streams as a major input of organic material to aquatic systems. In addition, she conducts research on aquatic macroinvertebrate community structure, aquatic fungal biomass and standard water quality and hydrology measurements in stream and river environments.

Program Details

Fields of Study

ecology environmental studies field studies

Preparatory For

ecology and freshwater science.

Quarters

Fall Signature Winter Signature Spring Signature

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Day

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning