International Tropical Field Research
Looking for an opportunity to explore a different climate and culture where you’ll collect data in an internationally renowned ecologically diverse location?
The International Tropical Field Research (BIOL 320) class is perfect for you.
Bringing science to life with international research experience
You’ll travel to Costa Rica in January where you’ll gather data. During the spring semester, you’ll analyze your findings, write your research paper, and present your poster at Scholars in Action Day.
Next Costa Rica Research Trip: January 2 - 11, 2021
Watch for informational meetings about the upcoming trip in Spring 2020.
Deposits for the 2021 trip will be due September 2020.
Examples of 2019 student research projects. Please click on each project for further detail:
- Wildlife Camera Trapping
- Successional Forest Soil Analysis
- Beetle Diversity Surveys
- Aquatic Invertebrate and Fish Survey
Potential research projects for 2021 include, but are not limited to:
- Primate Behavior (Social, Foraging, Mating, etc…)
- Ocelot Identification
- Bird Diversity Survey
- Peccary Behavior (Social, Foraging, Mating, etc…)
- Social Insect (Ants or Termites) Behavior