Program Details

Major topics of study include: Marine organism diversity across marine and coastal ecosystems Wetland, mangrove, seagrass, and coral reef interdependence and functional diversity The emerging field of blue carbon and its relevance and integra
Location:
Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Conduct extensive fieldwork in the marine and coastal ecosystems of Panama, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Learn to measure and quantify blue carbon in unique coastal habitats.

Major topics of study include: Marine organism diversity across marine and coastal ecosystems Wetland, mangrove, seagrass, and coral reef interdependence and functional diversity The emerging field of blue carbon and its relevance and integral role in the context of climate change Methods and methodology for measuring blue carbon and marine organism biodiversity The role of wetland, mangrove, coral reef, and seagrass bed ecosystems in the carbon process, along with needs and threats to each ecosystem

Setting Description:
Explore Panama’s ecosystems during immersive field exploration Spend equal time conducting research in both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Highlights include: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Bocas de Toro, known for its unique wetlands The San San Pond Sak UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and International RAMSAR site Coiba Island UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its mangroves and coral reefs Guna Yala, to study its seagrass beds and coral reefs
Cost:
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Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
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Scholarships Description:
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