Study Abroad in Ecuador: Spring and Summer Semesters 2018

Dr. Ignacio Moore (BIOL) and Dr. William Hopkins (FWC) last offered the course, “Tropical Ecology & Conservation BIOL/FIW 3954 (6 credits)” in the Spring and Summer I semesters of 2018. The Spring component was taught on campus, followed by a 3-week study abroad adventure to Ecuador from May 17 – June 5, 2018.

During Summer I, the class traveled to Ecuador where students traversed multiple ecosystems, from the Amazonian lowland rainforest to the high altitude Andes. Students explore one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and visited with local indigenous people to learn about conservation challenges in the region. The course is open to all majors, and is reading- and writing-intensive, physically demanding, includes an independent research project (*includes proposal writing and scientific research paper writing), and requires enrollment during both semesters.