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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:

 

 

 

Field Ecology: Skills for Science and Beyond

 

-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: September 16, 2014

 

-Credits: 2.0

 

 

 

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.

 

-Credits: 2.0

 

 

 

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.

 

-Credits: 2.0

 

 

 

Payment for Ecosystem Services: Putting Theory into Practice in Costa Rica

 

-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

 

-Credits: 2.0

 

 

 

Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach http://ots.ac.cr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=151&Itemid=393>

 

-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

 

 

 

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

 

- Coordinator: 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, 2015, followed by rolling admission until full.

 

 

Andrés Santana

Graduate Education Department

Organization for Tropical Studies

San Pedro, Costa Rica. 676-2050

(506) 2524-0607 ext. 1511

Skype: andres.santana_otscro

www.ots.ac.crhttp://www.ots.ac.cr/>

twitter: @ots_tropicaleduhttps://twitter.com/ots_tropicaledu>

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