** 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.
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