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  • Locations: Atherton Tablelands, Australia
  • Program Terms: Summer II
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  • Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
  • Restrictions: Fairfield applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Dormitory
Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Credit Type: Transfer Credit
External Students: No Academic Area: Anthropology, Biology, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, International Studies, Science, Zoology
Program Description:



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TECHNIQUES FOR RAINFOREST RESEARCH,
AUSTRALIA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session II
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session I)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Students explore Australia’s tropical rainforests and develop effective field skills while learning about rainforest restoration, conservation, and sustainable development. Students learn the skills required to design and implement research projects and to present their results in scientific reports.
  • Learn sampling design, GPS and GIS techniques, plant identification, forest survey techniques, animal survey methods, and social science research techniques
  • Experience largely intact lowland forest and contrast with the fragmentation effects impacting the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands
  • Learn rainforest research field techniques on unique flora and fauna in Australia, which are transferable to any other forest ecosystem in the world
  • Practice remote and hands-on sampling of rainforest fauna including field techniques such as trapping, behavioral observations, and spotlighting
  • Learn social science survey techniques, and how to quantifiably and qualitatively assess human resource use and how it relates to restoration and conservation


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Program Costs:
The cost for Fairfield students to attend this program is outlined below. The price is the total billable program cost which includes the provider fee as well as Fairfield University study abroad fees. The entirety of this payment will be due to Fairfield by March 1. Payment instructions are listed in each application. 
Summer II (4 weeks): $6,850

 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer II 2017 02/01/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.