Tropical Ecology of the Amazon

SFS 3831

Tropical Ecology of the Amazon

4 credits

This course examines biodiversity from multiple scales, including region, landscape, ecosystem, community, species, and genes. Students learn to: identify and characterize a variety of the diverse flora and fauna in the Amazon region, understand the patterns and processes that support this diversity, and appreciate the importance of biodiversity to people. Students examine the fundamental principles of tropical ecology through the study of a diverse mosaic of ecosystems, habitats, and species along elevational gradients, successional gradients, and geomorphic patterns.

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The Living Amazon

14 Weeks
18 Credits
Fall 2024
Sep 4 - Dec 15
Spring 2025
Jan 27 - May 9