BIOL 334D1/D2 (Winter/Summer)

Applied Tropical Ecology (3 credits)

Winter meetings + 2 weeks in May.
In 2019: Friday, May 3rd to Friday, May 17th

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F. Guichard (Coordinator)
(514) 398-6464
N. Price N6/12 (514) 398-6468
L. Nilson N5/8 (514) 398-6448
BIOL 206, BIOL 215 OR both ENVR 200 and ENVR 202, and permission of instructor.

This course focuses on aspects of marine and terrestrial tropical ecology relevant to conservation of natural resources and other applied problems.  It is taught at McGill's Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados, for two weeks in May.  The course is organized as a series of small-group field exercises and projects. Limited enrolment.  Students interested in taking the course should fill out an application form and attend the information session in October or November. The course fee (approx. $1,600) covers all expenses in Barbados but not tuition and air fare. See the web site for details:

NB: This course is completed in the summer term. Students in their last year will only graduate in Summer (Oct/Nov convocation) at the earliest.

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12-day field course.  Students should expect to work all day, every day, of the course.  Field work often involves both aquatic and terrestrial studies, but topics change from year to year.
Based on participation in field work, evaluation of a project carried out during the course and results of an examination before the start of the course which tests understanding of preliminary readings.

McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offences under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see for more information).

Last update: March 22, 2019