UCI undergraduate and graduate students participate in the following in the types of classes as pat of the ecology program.
Field Methods in Conservation and Restoration
Hands-on training in the field techniques used in ecological restoration and developing professional restoration plans. Activities utilizing the UCI Ecological Preserve include methodology for biological assessments of sensitive species, standardized protocols for vegetation classification and mapping, and the design and implementation of monitoring programs.
Conducting group and independent studies in Southern California ecosystems, this course covers the fundamentals of experimental design, statistical analysis, communicating scientific findings (orally, visually, in writing), and other skills necessary for the scientific investigation of biological processes in the field.