Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

EBIO 319 - TROPICAL FIELD BIOLOGY

Long Title: TROPICAL FIELD BIOLOGY
Department: Biosciences
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: Examine first-hand the two most diverse ecosystems on earth - the coral reef and the tropical rainforest in this 2-week summer course in the Central American country of Belize. Topics will include the diversity of tropical organisms and habitats, the formation of coral reefs, rainforest ecology, historical biogeography, symbiosis, and conservation of tropical biodiversity. While a background in biology is desirable, individuals lacking this background but having a special interest in the tropics are encouraged to enroll. Students will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation cost (exact price TBD). Instructor Permission Required.