New Field Course: Amazon Aquatic Ecology

The Biology Department is pleased to announce Biology 596Z, Amazon Aquatic Ecology. This is a field course in the Brazilian Amazon, taught by Cristina Cox-Fernandes (cristina@bio.umass.edu). The Brazil trip will be in mid May, and the course will meet a few times prior to that for preparatory lectures. See below for a more complete description of the course.

Information Session for this trip: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., 319 Morrill, Science III

For some photos, see this slide.

Here is the course description:

This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with the aquatic ecology of the Amazon region. Readings and discussions will introduce students to the major topics in major aquatic ecosystems and organisms in the Amazon prior to the fieldwork. During the discussions, we will identify project topics to be developed during the course. No prior course is required, but students are expected to have a general biology interest and to be enthusiastic in learning about Amazonian topics. Schedule • Lectures will be held weekly during March and April, 2013. • Field trip will be on 17th of May and end 29th of May of 2013 (tentative dates).

Application deadline: March 1, 2013
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