596Z--Amazon Aquatic Ecology

This course will provide an on-site introduction to the world's epicenter for aquatic and terrestrial diversity, the Amazon Basin. We will examine the Amazon's fauna, flora and ecosystems and we will have a chance to interact with people in small villages. Via riverboat, we'll travel to Careiro Island on the Amazon river, and to Novo Airao in the Negro River. Most of the time will be sent canoeing on floodplains and forests, the best way to experience the diversity of animals and plants. Students will complete self-designed research projects comparing the biodiversity of different habitats of the black and white water river systems.

Fulfills biology core requirement area(s):

Ecology and Behavior

Fulfills plant requirement for biology majors?

No

Fulfills lab requirement for biology majors?

Yes

Fulfills general education requirement for non-biology majors?

No