OPPORTUNITIES FOR FIELD RESEARCH
For four decades, we emphasized research, including experimentation, in the field.
Students design their own projects and have always found funding for
travel and supplies.
Students and postdocs have conducted field research at locations
throughout the Americas. Wiley is currently engaged in research on
avian vocalizations in tropical forests of upper Amazonia in Peru and
Other students and postdocs have worked close to Chapel Hill, including in
the University's Mason Farm Biological Reserve, a 150-ha protected
area of old-growth and successional bottomland forests and old fields, all
just 5 minutes from Wilson Hall and the center of campus.
The forests of the Mason Farm Biological Reserve have a permanently marked
25-m grid. This site has two 12-hectare plots for Breeding Bird Censuses,
conducted annually since 1976 and 1977, and has served for many studies of
avian behavior and plant ecology.
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