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Costa Rica OTS Graduate Courses 2015

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OTS is offering several graduate level courses for 2015. All are accredited courses, meaning students that participate will receive academic credit. OTS is a consortium of over 50 universities worldwide so credits from our courses are recognized by all the member institutions (http://bit.ly/1078fLg). The course catalog can be found here http://bit.ly/1nl5E8k

Courses offered for 2015:

An Introduction to Tropical Ecology:

  • Coordinator: Jane Zelikova
  • Course duration: 4 weeks (December 29, 2014 - January 24. 2015)
  • Deadline: September 30, 2014
  • Credits: 4.0

Tropical Ferns and Lycophytes:

  • Coordinator: Robbin Moran & Eddie Watkins
  • Course duration: 2 weeks (January 7 -22, 2015)
  • Deadline: October 1, 2014

Ecología Tropical y Conservación:

  • Coordinator: Federico Chinchilla
  • Course duration: 7 weeks (January 12 - February 21, 2015)
  • Deadline: OPEN ENROLLMENT

Biodiversity Conservation through the Lens of Indigenous Communities

  • Coordinator: Claudine Sierra & Mariana Altrichter
  • Course duration: 2 weeks (May 24 - June 9, 2015)
  • Deadline: February 3, 2015.

Systematics, Ecology, Evolution and Uses of Palms

  • Coordinator: Andrew Henderson, Henrik Balselv, Chuck Peters, Scott Zona
  • Course duration: 2 weeks (May 25 - June 7, 2015)
  • Deadline: February 3, 2015.

Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach

  • Coordinator: TBD
  • Course duration: 6 weeks (June 8 - July 19, 2015)
  • Credits: 6 credits awarded by the University of Costa Rica
  • Deadline: February 3, 2015

Sistemática de Plantas Tropicales

  • Coordinator: TBD
  • Course duration: 5 weeks (June 30 - Agosto 3, 2015)
  • Credits: 6 credits awarded by the University of Costa Rica
  • Deadline: February 3, 2015

Payment for Ecosystem Services: Putting Theory into Practice in Costa Rica (http://bit.ly/1a13abb)

  • Coordinator: Erin Sillshttp://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/directory/sills.php>
  • Course duration: 2 weeks (May 25 - June 8, 2015)
  • Credits: 2 semester credits awarded by the University of Costa Rica
  • Deadline: February 3, 2015

Ecology and Evolution of Coleoptera (Beetles)

  • Coordinator: Christopher Carlton, Richard Leschen, Nathan Lord, & Victoria Bayless
  • Course duration: 3 weeks (June 5 - 24, 2015)
  • Deadline: February 3, 2015

Inquiry in Rainforests: an in-service program for teachers (http://bit.ly/1aJyauv)

  • Coordinator: Barbara Bentley and Joe Levine
  • Course duration: 2 weeks (July 8 - 21, 2015)
  • Application deadline: March 1, 2015.

Monitoring Tropical Forest Dynamics In A Changing Climate

  • Coordinator: Johanna Hurtado (http://www.teamnetwork.org/) and Susan Letcher (Bio)
  • Course duration: 2 weeks (July 21 to August 3, 2015)
  • Course Credits: 2.0
  • Application Deadline: February 3, 2015.

Monitoring Terrestrial Vertebrates Using Camera Traps: Field and Analytical Techniques

  • Coordinator: Johanna Hurtado (http://www.teamnetwork.org/)
  • Course duration: 2 weeks (August 3-13, 2015)
  • Course credits: 2.0
  • Application deadline: February 3, 2014, followed by rolling admission until full.

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