Tropical Ecology & Conservation
The Costa Rica Tropical Ecology & Conservation experience is a spring break academic program to Costa Rica, under the direction of Professor Matthew Parker. You must be enrolled in a specific spring semester course in order to be eligible to participate - Only students who have already spoken with Professor Parker and are enrolled in this course should complete the application.
The spring break 2018 program will run from March 28 - April 8th, inclusive of travel.
Course information BIOL 472 - 4 Credits for undergraduate students / BIOL 563 - 4 credits for graduate students (as approved by the Biology department)
Course Description: Ecology of tropical environments, emphasizing ecology of rain forests, cloud forests and disturbed areas. Special attention given to insect/plant interactions, bird ecology and the place of humans in the environment. Includes a 10-day field trip to Costa Rica over spring recess. Prerequisites: consent of instructor; two field biology courses from the following: BIOL 355 (or 373) preferred, BIOL 370, BIOL 374 (ENVI 361), BIOL 371, 375, 377, 379, 455, 459, 469, 475 476, 477.
Estimate of Costs
Please contact the IEGI program advisor for a copy of the 2018 Estimate of Costs sheet.
Prerequisites: consent of instructor; two field biology courses from the following: BIOL 355 (or 373) preferred, BIOL 370, BIOL 374 (ENVI 361), BIOL 371, 375, 377, 379, 455, 459, 469, 475 476, 477.
If you are interested in this program, contact the professor in the fall semester prior:
Professor Matthew Parker
Office: Science III - 371 or 358