Melanie Colón Posted April 27, 2015 Share Posted April 27, 2015 SUMMER FIELD COURSES IN TROPICAL ECOLOGY Summer A, FILLED Summer B (June 15-July 10; Application Deadline, May 15, 2015) CORAL REEF ECOLOGY, Alfred Beulig, Ph.D., New College of Florida, firstname.lastname@example.org. See: http://itec-edu.org/itec-field-courses-2/coral-reef-ecology/. PRIMATE ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR, Sarah Zohdy, Ph.D., Emory University, email@example.com. See: http://itec-edu.org/1536-2/. NEOTROPICAL HERPETOLOGY, Peter N. Lahanas, Ph.D., ITEC, firstname.lastname@example.org, See: http://itec-edu.org/tropical-herpetology/. TROPICAL RAINFOREST AND CANOPY ECOLOGY, Barry Sullender, Ph.D., ITEC and Cuixmala School, Jalisco, Mexico, email@example.com, See: http://itec-edu.org/itec-field-courses-2/tropical-rainforest-and-canopy-ecol ogy/. CANOPY ACCESS TECHNIQUES, Joe Maher, Treeclimbing U.S.A., ITEC, firstname.lastname@example.org, See: http://itec-edu.org/forest-canopy-access-techniques/. Summer C (July 15-August 9; Application Deadline, June 15, 2015) TROPICAL ETHNOBOTANY, TBA, See: http://itec-edu.org/tropical-ethnobotany/. TROPICAL ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, Peter N. Lahanas, Ph.D., ITEC, email@example.com, See: http://itec-edu.org/tropical-animal-behavior/. TROPICAL FIELD PHOTOGRAPHY, Joe Maher, Treeclimbing U.S.A., ITEC, firstname.lastname@example.org, See: http://itec-edu.org/tropical-field-photography/. TROPICAL AVIAN ECOLOGY, Scott T. Walter, Ph.D., Tulane University. email@example.com, See : http://itec-edu.org/tropical-avian-ecology/. COURSE LOCATION: Bocas del Toro Biological Station, Boca del Drago, Isla Colon, Republic of Panama. The biological station is located on a hill facing the Caribbean Sea. Coral reef and seagrass ecosystems are out in front of the station and lowland tropical rain forests lie directly behind. This juxtaposition of the two most biologically diverse ecosystems provides tremendous opportunities for education and research. See http://www.itec-edu.org/. for details. COURSE DESCRIPTION. The ITEC course model is built around experiential learning in three basic areas, field data collection methods and analysis, independent research, and cultural experience. The availability of tropical marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems adjacent to the field station provides unparalleled opportunities for education and research. Each course begins with an orientation period designed to familiarize the student with forest trails systems, coral reef locations and ecosystems available for study at the field station. This is followed by a week of intensive instruction concerning the field methods and techniques employed for data collection specific to the course subject. Up to six hours of field instruction will be provided each day and will be in the form informal lectures, group projects, demonstrations and exercises. Formal lectures will take place in the classroom during the day or at night along with various assigned readings, discussions or critiques. With knowledge gained from these experiences and under the guidance of faculty, students will design and write an independent research proposal on a topic of their choosing. At mid-course the entire field station community will embark on a three-day field trip to the Boquete highlands where students will have the opportunity to experience high elevation montane (cloud) forest and low elevation seasonal (dry) forest on the same day. This trip also provides a cultural experience as we travel widely across western Panama, stopping at various locations in route. On return to the field station students will have five to seven days to carry out their independent research project. Towards the end of the course students will analyze their data, write a technical report and present their findings during a station-wide symposium. Please contact the instructor or ITEC for detailed information. TUITION: $2150 USD. Tuition fee includes all lodging, meals and airport transfers in Bocas del Toro. The tuition also covers transportation and lodging during the three-day cloud forest field trip on the mainland. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Summer B Deadline, May 15, 2014), Summer C Deadline, June 15, 2015). ITEC courses are limited to 10 students and applications will be evaluated as they arrive. Applications can be found at http://www.itec-edu.org/application/ If you believe that your application may arrive late, notify ITEC. GRADING and COURSE CREDIT: Up to 6 units of credit will be given, 3 for the lecture portion and 3 for the field portion. A letter grade will be assigned based on exams, reports, proposals, attendance at lectures, as well as by less tangibles such as personal attitude, motivation, and contribution to the course. Course credit must be arranged through the student¹s institution. Contact ITEC for details. CONTACT: Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, 2911 NW 40th PL, Gainesville, FL 32605, phone: 352-367-9128, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: http://www.itec-edu.org. ITEC is a non-profit 501©(3) organization founded in 1996. ********************************* Peter N. Lahanas, Ph.D. Executive Director Institute for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (ITEC) 2911 NW 40th Place Gainesville, FL 32605, USA phn: 352-367-9128 web: http://www.itec-edu.org In Panama: 011-507-6853-2134 email@example.com Bocas del Toro Biological Station Boca del Drago, Isla Colon, Panama Field Station Manager, Enrique Dixon 011-507-6624-9246 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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