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​Costa Rican Rainforest Ecology & Field Trip

Course Materials are located here you will need to select the Biological Science Group and then Perry, William and then BSC 311 to get the materials.

In this course we have several objectives
  • Learn about the ecology of Tropical Rainforests
  • Develop an independent research project of your choice. You will learn how to develop a question, develop testable hypotheses based on primary literature, and how to design experiments that can be conducted in a tropical rainforest.
  • Conduct the field experiment at a field station in Costa Rica called La Selva Biological Station Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, which is northeast of San Jose, Costa Rica.​
If you are interested, please contact Joe ArmstrongRachel BowdenSteve Juliano, or Bill Perry in the department of Biological Sciences.

This is a test​ link to new course materials


​Things to consider:

  • We will be staying at a field station where the food is cooked for you and the water is safe to drink
  • The forest has a range of trails to walk on covering a rather large area
  • There are snakes
  • It does rain
  • There are mosquitoes​​
  • It does get dark and you will need a flash light as that is the best time to hike