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2014-2015 Catalogue 
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BI 340 - Field Studies in Tropical Biology

This course introduces students to the biological complexity of the tropics through participatory field experiences at tropical locations in the ecologically diverse Central American country of Belize. Field trips and exercises are conducted in two of the most species-rich ecosystems on the planet, the neo-tropical rainforest and coral reef. Saint Anselm faculty and local experts will lecture on a variety of topics including the natural history of tropical biota, patterns of species diversity, rainforest ecology and conservation, ethnobiology, and coral reef ecology. This is an intensive two-week summer course.

Four credits.

Prerequisite(s): Two semesters of college-level laboratory science. Permission of the instructors.

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