Study Abroad Information for Current Linfield Students
January Term Abroad
BIOL-398 Plant/Animal Interactions in Costa Rica
Study of the interactions between animals and plants, with special focus on phytophagy, pollination, seed dispersal, and myrmecophytism. Lectures will present site-relevant conceptual information, which students will apply during fieldwork. Each site represents a unique opportunity to explore different plant/animal interactions experimentally. The three field sites include La Selva (LS), Monteverde (MV), and Palo Verde (PV) research stations in Costa Rica. These represent three distinct habitat types: Tropical Rain Forest, Cloud Forest, and Tropical Dry Forest. At LS and PV, small groups of students will design and execute research projects from a list of suggested topics or of their own creation.
Fall semester prior to JT'11 departure, students will be required to enroll and participate in the IDS Global Issues Forum (1 credit).
Professor Chad Tillberg
Program Fee: $3500; Estimated Air: $1100