OEB 11. Introduction to Tropical Biology

This course will expose students to concepts of tropical biology and tropical biodiversity. A pre-semester three-week January, 2020, field trip to Australia is recommended.  Pre-planning meetings will take place in the fall. Students will work in rainforest and tropical coral reefs, and will focus on the ecology, physiology and diversity of these ecosystems.  Experts on tropical ecology, including rainforests and marine environments, and taxonomic experts will be involved.

Course Note: Enrollment limited to 10 Integrative Biology Concentrators (sophomores given priority). OEB 10 is a prerequisite. Course recommends a 3-week field trip in January, 2020, at a tropical location in Australia. Students will partner with 10 students from The University of Sydney. The course is designed to be taught by faculty from Harvard and the University of Sydney.



David Haig






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Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

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