NS 381 A - Special Topic: Tropical Ecosystems and Culture
The course is an introduction to the ecosystems and culture as well as conservation efforts in tropical regions. Through presentations, readings, and hands on activities such as the cuisine of Central America, we are introduced to tropical watersheds, from the lowland broadleaf rainforest to the coral reef system and the people who live there. Each student conducts a research project on an area of interest regarding tropical systems. NS 200 Watershed Ecosystem Analysis is recommended but not required.