Students conduct field research at the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Centre and nearby national parks. Individual and group research projects include animal and plant ecology, plant-insect interactions, biodiversity of Dominica, and marine and freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Students design projects, collect data, analyze results, and prepare a professional research article. The program includes numerous challenging hikes, allowing the students to experience Dominica’s diverse flora and fauna, and activities like snorkeling and marine mammal watching.
WFSC/ENTO 300: Field Studies (3 cr)
WFSC/ENTO 450: Caribbean Conservation (2 cr)
WFSC/ENTO 451: Caribbean Research Seminar (1 cr)
WFSC/ENTO 485: Directed Studies (1 cr. Spring term)