An International Study Program, Dr. Bill Davin’s course in Coral Reef Ecology (BIO 482) takes students on an intensive field-oriented excursion to the Roatan Institute of Marine Science in order to provide students with a first-hand investigation of the coral reef biome, including corals, invertebrates, fishes, algae, and rooted macrophytes. Through these first-hand experiences, students develop an understanding and appreciation for the ecology of the coral reef and for the biology of the common coral reef organisms found in the Caribbean Sea. Coral Reef Ecology is a field-oriented marine course designed to familiarize students with the various organisms that inhabit that biome. The field component is conducted on the barrier reef off Roatan Island in Honduras and involves an extensive amount of time visiting various reef sites.
Summer 2012 Course (View day-by-day account)
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