Behavioral Ecology Class (Bio311) Goes To The Farm

For their first lab of the semester, Professor Katie McGhee’s Behavioral Ecology class (Bio311) walked out to the nearby University Farm. After a tour of the farm and all it can offer by Farm Manager, Carolyn Hoagland, students jumped right in to observe the behavior of some of the farm’s feathered and furry occupants. Groups worked on quantifying the behavior of chickens and goats using a variety of methods. As part of the course, students will conduct their own independent research projects where they can take advantage of the University Farm as well as the Domain as great places to watch some fascinating animal behavior.