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  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
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Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography & Land Studies, Hospitality & Tourism, International Studies Housing Options: Student Residence/ On Campus
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:



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TECHNIQUES FOR RAINFOREST RESEARCH,
AUSTRALIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

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

Explore the verdant rainforests of Australia, which are threatened by development, climate change, and invasive species, leaving fragments that are often too small or isolated to sustain certain species. During this session, develop field research skills across multiple disciplines used to research forest ecology, restoration, and conservation.
  • Learn sampling design, GPS and GIS techniques, plant identification, forest survey techniques, animal survey methods, and social science research techniques
  • Experience largely intact lowland forest and contrast with the fragmentation effects impacting the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands
  • Visit a Great Barrier Reef island and learn about the links between riparian restoration and water quality on the reef


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