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Honors Program
Course Description

Honors Program: A pathway to excellence.

Coral Reef Ecology

This class is a broadly interdisciplinary, thematically integrated study of how threats to tropical coral reef and mangrove ecosystems impact worldwide biodiversity and sustainability, and what we can do to help conserve these critically important systems. Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras, Central America is the home of exceptionally diverse coral reef and mangrove communities, where students can learn about these tropical environments first hand while making a difference by collecting data regarding coral health, which they will input through the global Coral Watch database.

Travel Abroad: During the second and third weeks of class students will travel as a group to Utila, Honduras led by their faculty and a professional interpretive coral reef ecology specialist. Note that students can use financial aid and apply for an X1 grant for travel costs.

Contact Dr. Wendy Ridenour immediately for more details.
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Substitutions:
BIOO 101 Wildlife and Habitats
BIOB 170 Principles of Biological Diversity
BIOE 250 Conservation Biology
BIOE 425 Wetlands Ecology


Instructors: DR. WENDY M. RIDENOUR AND NOLAN SALIX

Time: Spring, BLOCK 6, 2018.

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