ES 360 - Ecuadorian Ecosystems

Students will examine the main ecosystems of Ecuador—tropical rain forests, the Páramo, cloud forests, tropical dry forests, mangroves, and the Galápagos Islands. They will study their physical environments, including animals and plants, evolution, speciation, and major interactions. Students will also analyze some of the conservation problems related to these ecosystems. Field study trips to the Páramo, a cloud forest, and a tropical rain forest.

Course Information

Discipline(s):

Environmental Studies

Term(s) Offered:

Summer

Credits:

3

Language of instruction:

English

Contact Hours:

45

Prerequisites:

None

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