Field Biology Quarter

FBQ Spring 2019 - Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center & James San Jacinto Mountains and Oasis de los Osos Reserves


Instructors: Dr. Peter Nonacs, ➢ Dr. Felipe Zapata
SPRING 2019 FIELD BIOLOGY QUARTER – CALIFORNIA
(Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center & James San Jacinto Mountains and Oasis de los Osos Reserves)

The Field Biology Quarter (FBQ) is a quarter-long field program designed to give advanced undergraduates experience studying wild organisms in their natural environment. For most students, the FBQ is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that forever shapes how they view the biological world; for a few, it is the start of a rewarding career as a field biologist. Working in groups or individually, FBQ students design and carry out original research in the field, under the guidance of the instructors. Back on campus, students analyze their own data, review the relevant literature, write journal article-style reports, and give informal seminar presentations. In Spring 2019, students will take two 8-unit courses in conjunction with participation in two separate fieldwork programs—at the Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center and James San Jacinto Mountains and Oasis de los Osos Reserves, as part of the University of California’s Natural Reserve System (UCNRS).

Spring Quarter 2019 FBQ Course Instructors:*
➢ Dr. Peter Nonacs
➢ Dr. Felipe Zapata
*Approved students will be enrolled in this course by the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office.

REQUIRED PRE-REQUISITE COURSES: (Do not need to be completed prior to applying.)
➢ Life Sciences 1 or Life Sciences 7B
➢ EE BIOL 100 – Introduction to Ecology and Behavior (offered Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Winter 2019)
➢ Competitive GPA

RECOMMENDED PRE-REQUISITIE COURSES: (Do not need to be completed prior to applying.)
➢ EE BIOL 129 – Animal Behavior (recommended, not required)

RECOMMENDED:
➢ Priority consideration will be given to qualified EE BIOL majors.

COST:
In addition to the standard University registration fees and tuition, there will be a mandatory student contribution to defray costs associated with the trip (travel, lodging, food, and supplies). We will do our best to keep the cost as low as possible (tentatively between $500 and $800 for the quarter). In addition, students will be expected to update their immunizations, as needed, and bring certain personal items for the trip (suitable clothing, toiletries, compass, flashlight, etc.). If you are accepted for the Spring 2019 FBQ, a non-refundable deposit will be due after the interview process is complete.

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS

Applications will be available on the EEB Undergraduate website: >https://goo.gl/forms/1puwarnuZvw0vjzE3

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Applications are to be submitted electronically via the online application system. A copy of your Degree Audit Report (DAR)/Degree Progress Report (DPR) should be attached with your application.

Applicants selected for a personal interview will be contacted by the EE BIOL Undergraduate Office.


QUESTIONS?
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