Five College Consortium

Vernal Pools

Subject Name: 

Natural Science

Course Number: 
Hampshire College
Vernal pools have served as model systems throughout much of biology, with their inhabitants yielding insights into the evolution of sex, metapopulation theory, endosymbiosis, endangered species conservation and more. In this course we explore ecology, evolution, and conservation through the lens of the ephemeral wetland microcosm. Each week we will examine case studies from the scientific literature, exploring the system from many different angles. A primary focus of the course will be on developing and defending scientific study designs. For their final project, students will complete an independent experimental study. During lab periods, we will pay weekly visits to ponds on campus. Prerequisite: a course in evolution, ecology, or statistics.

Writing and Research Quantitative Skills Independent Work Prerequisite: A course in evolution, ecology, or statistics

Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 

This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 

Course Sections

Vernal Pools
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Noah Charney

01:00PM-02:20PM M,F;02:30PM-05:20PM M

Cole Science Center 3-OPEN;Cole Science Center 333