BIOL 2703 - Topics in Tropical Ecology, 3 Credits

Level: Lower

Course Attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science

An introduction to the natural and human ecology of Central American rainforests, coastal habitats, and near-shore environments. Major topics of study include rainforest, mangrove, and coral reef structure and biodiversity, ethnobotany, environmental impacts of plantation monoculture, and models of sustainable agriculture. Ecological principles will be observed in a variety of settings in the highland and lowland forests and coastal environments of Costa Rica.