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BIOL 297 Tropical Biology
Panama City, Panama; San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:  
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: MC applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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Program Description:
The Tropical Biology course will  survey and investigate biological processes at the the levels of organism, population, community, and biosphere,
emphasizing the relationship of these processes to the tropical latitudes.  This course will guide students through a comparative study of major
tropical plants, animals and biomes, and examine the essential principles of tropicatrop biol ecology and conservation biology.  This course is for students majoring in Biology and Environmental Science.

Faculty Biography:

Erik Lindquist is Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Messiah College. His Ph.D. research at Ohio State University explored questions of communication among "earless" harlequin frogs.  He has devoted nearly 18 years to the conservation of the Panamanian golden frog. During the his travels, Lindquist has acquired a penchant for collecting peculiar cultural artifacts and for eating spicy ethnic foods.  He and his wife Molly have four children and have lived and extensively travelled through Central and South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.
Estimated course fee $3,250

Other course information:

BIO 297 - Syllabus 2015.docx

Example Tropical Biology Itinerary from 2012.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.