Summer Session II

Techniques for Rainforest Research

Australia

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Get into the field!

Explore the verdant rainforests of Australia, which are threatened by development, climate change, and invasive species, leaving fragments that are often too small or isolated to act as viable habitat. Step into the rainforest and develop field research skills across multiple disciplines to better understand forest ecology, restoration, and conservation.
 

Language:
Coursework is taught in English
Credits:
4
Prerequisites:
None

Summer session II


Location

Tropical North Queensland - Australia


Summer 2019

July 8 - August 7

Open


Sample Itinerary

Price

Tuition:

$4,325

Room & Board:

$1,650


?   Total Cost:

$5,975

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Spend the summer living in the ancient Australian rainforest. This program provides students with the opportunity to explore an ecosystem like none other, study approaches to natural resource management, practice techniques for field research. This summer course can be taken individually (4 credits) or in combination with Session 1 in Australia and New Zealand for a total of 8 credits.

Session 2 includes a multi-day excursion to Daintree National Park and a field trip and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. Combine this course with Session 1 in Australia and New Zealand for a comparative look at ecosystems and approaches to conservation and restoration. Students participating in both sessions receive a $1,000 discount.

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Academics

Australia SFS Web (111) 2

What You'll Study


  • Forest ecology
  • Socioeconomic drivers of change
  • Effects of climate change on communities and livelihoods
  • Land-based factors impacting the Great Barrier Reef
  • Faunal community development in rainforest restoration

What You'll Practice


  • GPS and GIS use and applications
  • Terrestrial species identification and population monitoring
  • Forest survey methods
  • Interview and survey methods
  • Quantitative & qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Interpretation and presentation of research results


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Center for Rainforest Studies


Australia

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Rainforest Studies in Yungaburra. Click here to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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