Curso de Ecología Tropical en Ecuador ~

4 de octubre de 2004

Curso de Ecología Tropical en Ecuador

The Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation (U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit) announces its 3+ week summer field course "TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS: ANDES TO AMAZON" in Ecuador, South America from July 15 - August 7, 2005. This will be the fifth year the course is offered.
During this intensive field ecology course, we explore some of the richest ecosystems on Earth, including lowland rainforest, tropical dry forest, montane cloud forest and high elevation páramo. The course emphasizes natural history and functional ecology of tropical ecosystems and ecological research methods. Ten days are spent at the remote Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
The objectives of the course are to:
- provide an in-depth, field-based introduction to the major tropical ecosystems.
- familiarize students with the identification and natural history of major characteristic groups of plants and animals.
- provide hands-on experience in design of field experiments and a wide variety of methods for data collection.
- give students an opportunity to conduct their own guided field research on a topic of their choice.
The course can accommodate a maximum of 15 students. It is open to undergraduates, graduate students and other adult students with at least one prior course in ecology or biology, and an interest in conducting research or conservation work in the tropics. Opportunities for volunteer work and/or Spanish language training can be arranged for before or after the course. Academic credit can be arranged via independent study at the students' home institution or may be available through the University of Wisconsin.
For detailed information including the full course schedule, cost and application instructions, visit Applications can be submitted online. The application deadline is May 1, 2005.
Please contact the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation
( with any questions.

Catherine Woodward

Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation
Education Program
2319 North Cleveland
Chicago, IL 60614 U.S.A.
Tel/Fax: 773-871-3798

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