Summer undergraduate courses at Delta Marsh, MB, Canada

Gordon Goldsborough ggoldsb at
Wed Jan 10 21:40:13 EST 1996

The University Field Station (Delta Marsh), Manitoba, Canada will offer 
a series of two-week undergradate courses in summer 1996. The station is 
situated on the shore of Lake Manitoba adjacent to Delta Marsh, one of 
the largest freshwater wetlands in North America. 

  Waterfowl ecology and management
  Vascular flora of Manitoba
  Community ecology
  Diatom identification
  Wetland ecology      


Dates: May 6 - 18, 1996 
Instructors: Dr. Rick Baydack, Natural Resources Institute, University 
of Manitoba, and Dr. Frank Rohwer, Delta Waterfowl and Wetland Research 

Jointly offered by the University of Manitoba Field Station (Delta 
Marsh) and the Delta Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Station, the 
courses deals with a wide range of topics: identification and 
classification of waterfowl, distribution and movement patterns, 
population dynamics, habitat needs and limiting factors, reproduction 
and mortality factors, conservation and management techniques, banding 
analysis, jurisdictional authority, and marsh and land management 
programs. A variety of teaching/teaching methods will be used, including 
field work, site visits, lectures, labs, seminars and library research 
assignments. Guest speakers will be invited to present seminars on 
selected topics. Students will demonstrate their comprehension through 
class participation, written assignments and examinations. Course work 
is scheduled each day including weekends. 


Dates: June 16 - 29, 1996 
Instructors: Dr. Bruce Ford and Dr. David Punter, Department of Botany, 
University of Manitoba 

A survey of the vascular plants of Manitoba, emphasizing identification, 
nomenclature and classification, and including brief accounts of the 
distribution and post-glacial history of the main floristic associations 
within Manitoba. Students must submit a collection of at least 20 
different vascular plants identified to species. 


Dates: June 30 - July 13, 1996 
Instructor: Dr. Norm Kenkel, Department of Botany, University of 

Lectures and laboratories emphasizing the structure and function of 
terrestrial biotic communities with emphasis on selected Manitoba 


Dates: July 14 - 27, 1996 
Instructor: Dr. Charles W. Reimer, Diatom Herbarium, Academy of Natural 
Sciences, Philadelphia 

The course will provide an introduction to the identification and 
ecology of freshwater diatoms. Samples will be collected from 
representative areas around the Field Station and prepared for 
microscopic examination. Techniques used in diatom identification will 
be applied. Registrants should have some biology in their background. 

This course is open to university students as well as to non-students 
for whom diatom identification is a desirable technical skill.


Dates: July 28 - August 10, 1996 
Instructor: Dr. Spencer Sealy, Department of Zoology, University of 

This course examines the biology of birds, including such topics as: 
morphology, systematics, evolution, life histories and breeding biology, 
ecology, migration, and distribution of birds. The first week of this 
course will take place at the University of Manitoba campus. The second 
week will take place at the Field Station.


Dates: August 4 - 17, 1996 
Coordinator: Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, Department of Botany, University 
of Manitoba 

This course is a study of the structure and function of a prairie 
lakeshore marsh ecosystem, including lectures and field exercises on 
macrophyte, algal, invertebrate, and vertebrate associations. 


Further information, including tuition and accommodation fees, is 
available as follows: 


  Dr. Gordon Robinson
  Director, University Field Station (Delta Marsh)
  University of Manitoba
  Winnipeg, Manitoba
  Canada R3T 2N2
  Phone: (204) 474-9897
  Fax: (204) 275-3147
  E-mail: ggrobin at

  University Field Station (Delta Marsh)
  230 Machray Hall
  University of Manitoba
  Winnipeg, Manitoba
  Canada R3T 2N2
  (204) 474-9297
  Fax: (204) 275-3147
  E-mail: pgutoski at

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