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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

BI 250 - Tropical Ecology


An introduction to the scientific study of tropical ecology and to conservation of tropical habitats. The course consists of several meetings during the fall semester and a two-week study tour of three Costa Rican ecosystems (rain forest, cloud forest and dry forest) during winter break. Each tropical site visit will be spent learning natural history and formulating questions followed by conducting research projects to address ecological questions.

Prerequisites: BI 151 with a grade of “C” or better, or permission of instructor.

Half course
Misc. Notes: Enrollment by application, limited to space available. Admission is selective based upon academic performance and potential to be a responsible and contributing group member during the work in Costa Rica. Travel costs must be paid by students and are not covered by their financial aid packages.