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Springfield, Massachusetts

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BIOL 320

International Tropical Field Research

This course exposes students to international travel and field research. Students will explore ecology, energy, conservation, and the diversity of tropical ecosystems. Students travel with faculty to a tropical field site in Central America for 10 days in the January session before Spring classes start. Students collect empirical data to test biological and ecological hypotheses. Additionally, students will be exposed to local culture regarding land use and biodiversity. Upon returning from the field site, students meet throughout the spring semester to analyze the data collected, write a research paper and present their results at Scholars in Action

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites:
BIOL 123 - Bioscience I Laboratory
and
BIOL 121 - Bioscience I
and
BIOL 122 - Bioscience II
and
BIOL 124 - Bioscience II Laboratory