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BIOL 297 Tropical Biology
Panama City, Panama; San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Terms: May Term
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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 ecolo
gy and conservation biology.  This course is for students majoring in Biology and Environmental Science.

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

BIO 297 - Syllabus 2015.docx

Example Tropical Biology Itinerary from 2012.pdf

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May Term 2016 09/01/2015 09/01/2015 TBA TBA