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Next Neotropical Ecology Program will be Spring/Summer 2016

Summer 2008 Program

Information for the 2016 program is available on the UO Study Abroad website

For more information contact Peter Wetherwax.

Visit and Study Three Different Ecosystems: High Andean Paramo, Mid-elevation Cloud Forest and Lowland Rainforest.

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high andean ParamoMid-elevation Cloud Forest

lowland rainforest
lowland flooded rainforest

Visit a Waorani community, deep within the Amazon basin. This area has been documented as THE most biologically diverse place on the planet.

Students accepted into the program will take these two courses in Neotropical Ecology:
BI 410/510 Neotropical Ecology (Spring term at UO, 2 credits)
BI 479/579 Neotropical Ecology: field (June 20-July 6 in Ecuador, 6 credits)

* Satisfies several requirements for Biology, Environmental Science/Studies and General Science.
* Expenses approximately $6700: includes room/board/ transportation in Ecuador, tuition for 6 credits in summer, flight from Portland to Quito.

Spanish is not required.

For more information contact Peter Wetherwax (

Development of courses funded by The Williams Council.

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