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The School for Field Studies: Rainforest Management Studies (Summer)
Huia, New Zealand; 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 06/04/2018 07/04/2018

** 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
Program Description:



CONNECT WITH SFS



RAINFOREST MANAGEMENT STUDIES,
NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • 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

Compare conservation histories between two countries once home to vast and spectacular rainforests. In New Zealand, students discover critically endangered flora and fauna and the impacts that have led to their decline. In Australia, students use their New Zealand experiences to critically compare political structures, co-management arrangements, land-use patterns, and biogeography.
  • Examine the influence of fragmentation and other impacts on abiotic and biotic attributes of forest communities in Australia and New Zealand
  • Visit the ancient rainforest refugia at Mossman Gorge and Daintree National Park
  • Explore the ancient podocarp and Kauri forests of northern New Zealand
  • Examine historic Aboriginal and Maori land-use practices in Australia and New Zealand and experience contemporary indigenous culture
  • Study biogeographic history and conservation of highly endangered and fragmented rainforest communities
  • Determine ecosystem types and learn field techniques, such as trapping, mapping plots, and spotlighting
  • Learn social science survey techniques and how to quantifiably and qualitatively assess human resource use and how it relates to restoration and conservation
  • Assess density and diversity of flora and fauna in pristine forests and restoration plots


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