Advanced Research in Environmental Studies with C. LeRoy

Spring
Spring 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Junior-Senior
Junior–Senior
Class Size: 0
Variable
Variable credit.
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Taught by

Carri LeRoy
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 do fieldwork and labwork to understand organic matter processing, aquatic macroinvertebrate community structure, aquatic microbial community structure (algae, bacteria, fungi), hydrological variables, and water-quality measurements in stream and river environments. Students in this program will be involved in new research projects funded by the National Science Foundation at streams at Mount St. Helens and ongoing research in streams within the campus forest reserve. See Dr. LeRoy's website for more information: https://sites.evergreen.edu/carrileroy/.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

ecology and freshwater science.

Variable
Variable credit.
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Variable Credit Options: seat availability and credit options vary per quarter.
Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Junior-Senior
Class Standing: Junior–Senior
Class Size: 0
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

Located in: Olympia