Tropical Ecology Programs in Costa Rica
The Environmental Studies Program, in conjunction with the Biology Department, offers an opportunity to study tropical ecology in Costa Rica.
Biology 472 (Tropical Ecology and Conservation) is taught each spring semester by Prof. Dick Andrus and Prof. Julian Shepherd. The course focuses on the ecology of tropical environments, emphasizing ecology of rain forests, cloud forests and disturbed areas. Special attention is given to insect/plant interactions, bird ecology and the place of humans in the environment. The cornerstone of the course is a 10-day spring break field trip to Costa Rica, coupled with lectures in Binghamton.