4 – 16 January 2020
Costa Rica has the highest density of biodiversity of any country in the world and is renowned for its highly progressive conservation and environmental policies with over 27% of its landmass within dedicated protected areas.
This field course will introduce students to a range of tropical forest habitats from the humid and pre-montane forests of La Selva to the Cloud, Atlantic and Pacific slope forests of Monteverde before culminating in a visit to the Pacific coastal region of the Osa Peninsula, one of the last true wildernesses in Costa Rica. Central to the field course will be students’ deep engagement in these ecosystems.
Students will gain first-hand experience of the methods used to study the flora and fauna in such challenging environments through a series of practical sessions, discussions and seminars from a variety of personnel including faculty, professional researchers, local experts, stakeholders and prominent experts from in-country conservation NGOs.
Module Convenor: Dr Andrew McGowan
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