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Tropical Ecology and the Environment

BIOL 306
Spring 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: E&ES 306
Certificates: Environmental Studies

An intensive course about tropical ecology and neotropical environments taught in South America, this course will build knowledge of and appreciation for the diversity of tropical organisms and physical environments as well as their interactions. Students will obtain firsthand experience with the tropics and with doing experiments in the field. Each day there will be a combination of lectures and field exercises. The students will gather and analyze data about biological, physical, and environmental issues that are covered in the lectures. The habitats that we explore will be both terrestrial and shallow freshwater. Furthermore, we will travel to Kaiture Falls and other habitats to gain experience with the spectacular environmental and biological features that Guyana offers.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative reasoning because we will be analyzing the results of 4 field experiments. The students will test different null hypotheses. Designing because the students will design four field based experiments and carry them out in the field.
Credit: 1.5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)

Last Updated on JUN-20-2024
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