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  • Locations: Arima, Trinidad and Tobago; Grand Riviere, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Program Description: Field trip to the major ecosystems of Trinidad. Includes analysis of structural and functional relationships within and between ecosystems. We will visit tropical montane, dry-land montane, mangrove swmap, savannah, and beach ecosystems and see local floral communities, bird communities, and witness egg-laying by leatherback sea turtles.

Learning Objectives
1.    Possess a general familiarity with multiple ecosystems in Trinidad.
2.    Define the “macroecology” of multiple spatial scales in the country of Trinidad.
3.    Define abiotic and biotic variables that contribute to the abundances of species at multiple spatial scales in both terrestrial and aquatic environments.
4.    Graphically communicate hypothetical interactions between independent/predictor/driver variables and dependent/response variables; propose outcomes among communities and or individual species.

Course: EEES 4790, 6790: Ecology Field Trip - Trinidad
Credit Hours: 3

Instructor: Jon Bossenbroek

Class Dates: Spring Semester 2018

Price: ~$1250 (does not include airfare).  Price includes all lodging, food, transportation, and guide fees.

Special health/safety/environmental considerations: Some days will include extensive hiking and walking.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 03/31/2018 04/13/2018 05/12/2018 05/21/2018
Spring 2019 11/02/2018 12/21/2018 TBA TBA