BIOL 395 Tropical Ecology is a 3-credit course in which students will explore tropical ecosystems and discuss human impacts on these ecosystems. The course will include spring break travel to the Caribbean island of San Salvador in the Bahamas. Before and after the trip, students will learn about and investigate the biology of tropical ecosystems as well as social issues that impact these ecosystems.
Fee includes airfare to San Salvador, transportation while traveling, room & board at the Gerace Research Centre, excursions/activities on San Salvador, and travel insurance. Full- and partial-funding travel scholarships are available for this course; apply for a scholarship by November 3.
Prerequisites: SO/JR/SR status and instructor approval. You will need a passport for travel.
On-campus course meetings: Mondays 4-5:15
Course activities before travel
Travel dates: likely March 9-17, 2024
Activities during travel:
Course activities after travel
Additional course fee: ~$2000-$2500
Anticipated payment schedule (subject to change):