Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Sep 26, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 1320 - Tropical Diversity

4 cr
The tropics worldwide contain over two-thirds of the earth's organisms, but these ecosystems are some of the most imperiled on the planet. In this course students investigate the interdependence of all living things and the complexity of ecological patterns in tropical regions. In addition to class work, we explore the ecology, evolution, and natural history of a tropical location during a weeklong field trip. We examine how local conservation efforts affect the long-term sustainability of these regions and discover the interconnectedness of tropical and temperate ecosystems.
This course fulfills the Scientific and Mathematical Understanding Frame of Reference.
Fee variable, approximately $1,700.