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Experiences in Biodiversity Research: A Field Course

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Thea B. Gessler, Iowa State University

Copyright Year: 2024

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Acknolwedgements
  • Welcome to Experiences in Biodiversity Research
  • Module 1: In the Field
  • Module 2: Peer Review
  • Module 3: Preparing Professional Materials
  • Module 4: Research Proposals
  • Appendix 1: Example Schedule
  • Appendix 2: Lakeside Laboratory Itinerary
  • Appendix 3: Rubrics
  • Appendix 4: Survey
  • Appendix 5: Reading a Scientific Paper
  • Appendix 6: Starting Research Proposals
  • Appendix 7: Table of Assignments
  • Appendix 8: Personal Statement Brainstorming Questions

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About the Book

This handbook was developed to support the course, Experiences in Biodiversity Research, which exists to provide early undergraduates with experience in the practice of biodiversity research and demystify the path to careers in this field. Although this course is situated within Iowa State University, guidance for educators is provided throughout the handbook to support those interested in teaching similar courses at other universities. 

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Thea B. Gessler, Iowa State University

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