Distribution Group III
Scott Solomon, Adrienne MS Correa
Credits: 1.00 (Summer I)
Dates: May 14 – 28, 2013
Estimated trip cost $2,300-$2,500
January 11, 2013
This course consists of a 2-week trip to Belize to examine first-hand the biology of the two most diverse ecosystems on earth: the coral reef and the tropical rainforest. Days will be spent in the field making observations and collecting data; lectures in the evenings will cover topics including diversity of tropical organisms and habitats, rainforest ecology, coral
reef biology, historical biogeography, symbiosis, and conservation of tropical biodiversity.
Get the syllabus.
Blog from the Summer 2012 course, including pictures and videos.
Grades will be based on presentations, participation and written reports.
Selection of students for the course is determined through an application and interview with the instructors. While a background in biology is desirable (minimally including the following courses: BIOS 201, 202, and 213), individuals lacking this background but having a special interest in the tropics are encouraged to enroll. Your signed application must be submitted to the EEB Department main office, ABL 130, by 5 PM January 11, 2013.
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due by February 1, 2013 to cover students’ transportation and accommodation costs. The remaining trip costs will be due by April 15, 2013.
- diversity of tropical organisms
- historical biogeography
- conservation of tropical biodiversity
- formation of coral reefs
- rainforest ecology