Course Title: Wetland Amphibian Assessment
Course Mission: Amphibians are active users of terrestrial and aquatic habitats in wetlands, and with their moist, highly permeable thin skin, their non-shelled gelatinous eggs, and their limited dispersal abilities and limited home ranges, these animals are indicators of ecosystem health in wetlands. This course will train participants in the identification of amphibians that use wetlands, and the natural history of how these species use these habitats. Training will also occur in active and passive methods of both rapid and long term assessment of the occurance and abundance of these species. Assessment results will then be applied to various computational analyses so that the wetland can be quantified in it's environmental health
Course Timeline: 3-day course (25 hrs). Course will be mixed classroom and field training on all three days. Course will primarily focus on the St. Anne Wetland sites and the field station, but may include travel to other nearby wetland sites.
Date: May 8-10, 2024 Cost: $800 professional; $400 NKU student; $480 non-NKU student
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Course Materials: Provided. Peterson's Field guide to Reptiles and Amphibians (3rd or 4th ed) is recommended.
Reminder: Dress appropriately for weather and mosquitos. Bring waders if you have them, if not, they will be provided.