The tropics have attracted biologists for 200 years with their diversity and complex interactions between organisms. To allow our students to gain a first-hand understanding of this vital life zone and its people the Department of Biology offers a Seminar in Tropical Biology.
This a semester-long study of the ecology, natural history and history of a tropical region. The seminar concludes with a two-week field experience in the Amercian tropics. Activities include: rainforest ecology, insect and bird identification, tropical agriculture and forestry, biogeography, rainforest canopy walk, and coral reef ecology.
Recent trips include: Jamaica, Belize rainforest and coral reefs, Ecuadoran volcanos and cloud forest, and the Galapagos Islands.