This course will cover the mechanics of performing research in microbial ecology from start to finish. Topics include defining a scientific problem, choosing appropriate methods, interpreting results, and effective scientific communication. Recent primary literature will be evaluated for these areas as well as for their contributions to the field of microbial ecology. Mastery of course topics will be applied to the development of a short research proposal in microbial ecology.
Credits: 3 Semesters Offered: Spring (Even Years)
Prerequisites: SWS 5305C: Soil Microbial Ecology or SWS5308 Ecology of Waterborne Pathogens or consent of course coodinator Textbook: None