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The School for Field Studies: Techniques for Rainforest Research (Summer)
Yungaburra, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/09/2018 08/08/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
SFS - School for Field Studies
Program Term(s):
Summer
Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Prerequisites:
No
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English
Language courses offered:
None
Housing Options:
Dormitory
Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Foresty, Geography, International Studies, Sciences, Tourism, Zoology
Program Design: Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Research Project
Program Description:



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TECHNIQUES FOR RAINFOREST RESEARCH,
AUSTRALIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session II
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session I)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Explore the verdant rainforests of Australia, which are threatened by development, climate change, and invasive species, leaving fragments that are often too small or isolated to sustain certain species. During this session, develop field research skills across multiple disciplines used to research forest ecology, restoration, and conservation.
  • Learn sampling design, GPS and GIS techniques, plant identification, forest survey techniques, animal survey methods, and social science research techniques
  • Experience largely intact lowland forest and contrast with the fragmentation effects impacting the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands
  • Visit a Great Barrier Reef island and learn about the links between riparian restoration and water quality on the reef


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Note: This SFS Session II course can be combined with SFS Session I summer courses.