Off-Campus: Costa Rica
Following one-week of lectures on campus, this course finishes with a 3-week field experience at contrasting field sites in Costa Rica: La Selva (lowland tropical rainforest), Ecolodge San Luis (tropical cloud forest and agricultural region), and Hacienda Pinilla (dry tropical forest and coastal marine habitat). Lectures and field experiences focus on the biology and conservation of tropical ecosystems, while permitting exposure to the politics, culture and language of a developing Latin American country. This course also introduces students to ecological field-based research, and to the basic physical and ecological principles that are pivotal to the sustainable management of our earth's ecosystems.
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