Examine the ecological and cultural patterns, processes, and dynamics of Australia’s two most diverse environments—the Wet Tropics Bioregion and the Great Barrier Reef.
This program explores the terrestrial and marine ecosystems of far North Queensland and the relationship of traditional and contemporary human cultures with the environment. Students interact with scientists and local experts from organizations such as the Lizard Island Research Station and the Wet Tropics Management Authority to gain a firsthand understanding of ongoing conservation efforts in an exceptionally diverse environment.
Major topics of study include:
The diversity of habitats and environments within the Wet Tropics Bioregion,
Coral reef conservation and management issues
Aboriginal perspectives on the environment
Rainforest ecology and conservation
Green politics in Australia
Dates / Deadlines:
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.