FOR 523

FOR 523/EFB 523
Tropical Ecology
3 credit hours
One hour of lecture coupled with a period of intensive field study over spring
break on a tropical island in the Caribbean. Principles of tropical ecology, resource
management, and island biogeography are presented. Field trips to a variety of tropical
ecosystems including: rain forest, coral reefs, crater lakes and montane rain forest.
Comparisons with north temperate ecosystems are made. Additional fees required to
cover cost of travel and lodging during field portion of course. (Deposit required by midDecember). Spring.
Prerequisite: EFB 320 (General Ecology) or equivalent.