Welcome! This Library Guide was created in Spring 2017 for the Wildlife Techniques course (FWLD 125) taught by Professor Masse. The information on this page and the tabs above are intended to help students find and properly cite credible sources for their research assignments. Students with limited previous experience using the library's search engine and databases are also encouraged to visit the "Tutorials" Library Guide for additional research tips.
Written report guidelines:
All students will be required to work on a field project related to fish and/or wildlife. Wildlife biologists and technicians are frequently called upon to conduct surveys or otherwise study wildlife with little supervision or no plans for how the project should be carried out. This project will help students learn how to independently identify a research question of interest, develop methods for collecting data related to the question at hand, and collect and synthesize data in hopes of answering the question of interest. It is NOT designed to be merely a library report, but should involve collecting your own field data, analyzing other local data already available, or some combination of these. You should expect to spend a minimum of 10 hours of hands-on, field-based work not including the library research or writing components of this project. At the end of the semester, a word-processed final report will describe what you were interested in studying and why it was important, what you did and found, how your findings relate to other information related to your question of interest, and any problems you encountered with the project. Projects will also be reported to your lab section in the form of an oral PowerPoint presentation.
For more detailed information and requirements, see the Field Project Instructions provided in the PDF document below.