Tropical Ecology and Conservation OpenCourseWare: Tufts University's Free Bachelor Level Class on Tropical Ecology

Published Feb 09, 2009

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An OpenCourseWare version of 'Tropical Ecology and Conservation' is offered free online by Tufts University in Medford, MA. The course focuses on tropical ecology and conservation biology, but appeals to students of many disciplines, including agriculture, food and environment, biology, environmental studies and urban and environmental planning.

Tropical Ecology and Conservation: Course Specifics

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Tropical Ecology and Conservation: Course Details

'Tropical Ecology and Conservation' offers an in-depth study of tropical ecology and biological conservation with an emphasis on writing as a method of learning. The original seminar and field experience based-course was taught by Colin Orians to advanced undergraduate to graduate-level students in various disciplines, such as biology or urban and environmental planning. The course explores how to research the ecological and biological aspects of a tropical terrestrial environment and how to present an experiment based on that research. The bachelor-level OpenCourseWare version of 'Tropical Ecology and Conservation' covers topics, such as climate variation, nutrient cycling, biological interactions and agriculture.

'Tropical Ecology and Conservation' OpenCourseWare includes a reading list, assignment instructions, selected lecture notes, discussion questions, web-links to useful information and an example research proposal. If you're interested in this course, please visit the conservational and ecological research of topical terrestrial environments course page.

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