July Session:  Tropical Forest Ecology   Pitt in Ecuador Summer Application Deadline January 20, 2018     Apply

(For BYU July Session see: BYU Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture) 

Academics

All students take 2 classes for (6 credits):

 

BIOSC 1220  Tropical Forest Ecology (3cr)

This 3-Credit course provides a solid foundation in tropical forest ecology.  It is designed to prepare students to carry out research on the interaction of plant and animal communities and to engage the serious challenges facing neotropical forests. Students will learn to compare pristine to altered forests identifying key factors in forest decline and regeneration.  Students will examine each of the diverse elevational zones that comprise the Amazonian watershed.  The highlight will be a visit to Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, an untouched area of the Amazon with the highest bio-diversity on earth.. Two Semesters of general biology required.

Biological Research Course: 3 cr. research component tied to Tropical Forest Ecology.  Students work in pairs out in the forest on a research project identified in conjunction with faculty.

Photographs of animals in the Yasuni

Cost

 

Cost : In-State; $4,900; Out-of-State: $5,100 (Includes lodging, 3 meals per day 6 credits of tuition in country travel and excursions). 

 

Itinerary

 

Monday  July  2

Tuesday July 3  

 

Wednesday, July 4  
11:30 PM Arrive in Quito Shuttle to Real Audiencia

 

Thursday,  July 5 

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:00 AM Tour colonial Quito (founded 1535)

12:00 Lunch At Hotel Real Audiencia

1:PM  Bus to Andes and Amazon Field School

 

2:00 PM  Visit Guango Hummingbird Lodge (See 11 species of humming birds in large numbers.)

2:00  Lunch in Baeza

3:30 Hike in the Cloud Forest

6:30 PM Arrive at the Andes and Amazon Field School

7:00 PM Dinner

Friday, July 6

Cloud Forest Yanayacu

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5

7:00 Diner

Saturday, July 7

Travel to Iyarina

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner 

 

Sunday,  July 8

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class  

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Monday, July 9  

Hike up the Canoa Yaku

at Estación Científico Yasuní

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Tuesday,  July 10 

Hike in the Forest

Lecture on Tropical Rain Forests

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Wednesday,  July 11

Canoe to Estación Científico Yasuní

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner Bus to Iyarina

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

Thursday,  July 12 

 Canoe on the Tiputini

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Friday,  July 13 

Free Day

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch  

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Saturday,  July 14 

Free Day

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class   

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Sunday, July 15

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Monday, July 16 

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner Lee Dyer at Iyarina

 

Tuesday, July 17

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class  

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

Wednesday, July 18  Lee Dyer at Iyarina

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

Thursday,  July 19  Lee Dyer at Iyarina

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Friday, July 20   Lee Dyer at Iyarina

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Saturday, July 21   Free Day

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Sunday, July 22     Free Day

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

Monday, July 23   Strangler Fig & Other research projects

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Tuesday, July 24  Strangler Fig & Other research projects

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Wednesday, July 25  Strangler Fig & Other research projects

8:00 Breakfast

9-12  Class

1:00 Lunch

2-5  Class

7:00 Diner

 

Thursday, July 26 

 

Friday,  July 27  

 

Saturday, July 28  

2:30  AM  Bathe in volcanic hot springs

Travel to the airport

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