Nothing can replace the hands-on experience of a field-based course in the tropics!
“Generation of science” is the product of our graduate field courses, where doing research in premier biological stations in the tropics provides students with the perfect scenario to test their theoretical knowledge. New species, new methods, new processes and more data, results in scientific articles that promote biodiversity conservation as well as the future of your career.
Our graduate field program consists of two kinds of courses:
Graduate Field Courses concentrate on the use of a “field problems” approach focusing on the formulation of research questions, experimental design, sampling, and data analysis in an intense fieldwork experience which is paramount in any biologist´s career.
Specialty Field Courses offer advanced graduate students and early career professionals the opportunity to delve deeper into a specific topic of interest. Specialty course topics vary each year. The topics range from ecology such as microbial ecology of amphibian decline, conservation genetics; taxonomy such as tropical ferns and lycophytes, ecology and evolution of arachnids, to social impact topics such as payment of ecosystem services.