Tropical Ecology & Conservation
This is a spring break program to Costa Rica available under the direction of Professor Julian Shepherd. 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 Shepherd and enrolled in this course should complete the application.
The spring break 2017 program will run from April 5 - April 18th, inclusive of travel. Students will be on site in Costa Rica from April 6 - April 17th, 2017.
Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology & Conservation
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
You may download the Estimate of Costs sheet for the 2017 program here:
Costa Rica Spring Break Estimate of Cost Sheet 2017.pdf
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 Julian Shepherd
Office: Science III - G50