Biology Programs

Biology related coursework abroad

University College Dublin, College of Science

[UCD Science Study Abroad students have the opportunity to become active members of a research group in University College Dublin.]

Course Search [choose ‘Science’ from menu.]

University of Auckland, New Zealand

[Enrolled through the IES academic consortium]

Each curriculum cluster below is linked to a full list of related courses.

James Cooke University, Townsville, Australia

[Enrolled through Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies]

The School for Field Studies (SFS)

[SFS has direct affiliation with over 50 colleges and universities, and students from these schools typically direct credit for SFS courses. All other students are registered at and receive credit from the University of Minnesota, which accredits SFS programs. The semester programs include an embedded undergraduate research component. The student Directed Research (DR) projects are the culmination and highlight of the semester program. This list of recent Student Directed Research Projects provides a snapshot of recent titles by program, home institution, and student.

Environmental Field Studies at 7 Research Stations

SFS Examples of Student Directed Research Projects Fall 2015

  1. Tropical Rainforest Studies: Australia

    Microhabitat preferences of the Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) in soil nutrients and forest structure. Michael Rockwell [University of Michigan]

    Taking the heat: Tooth-billed Bowerbirds' potential resilience to climate change impacts. Madison Wanamaker [Dickinson College]

  2. Himalayan Studies: Bhutan

    Floristic Biodiversity Characterization of Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) Forest Research Preserve. Gabriela D’Elia [Seattle University]

    Effects of community-based management practices on biodiversity. Molly Tankersley [Northeastern
    University]

  3. Mekong Studies: Cambodia

    Morphology and Niche Partitioning of Fish Assemblage in the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. Lan Nguyen [Hollins University]

    Structure of Fish Assemblages and Catch per Unit Effort of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake. Ben Stablow [Montana State University]

  4. Sustainable Development Studies: Costa Rica

    Effects of plant functional traits on C/N ratios in tropical pasture soils. Jessica O’Toole [University of Denver]

  5. Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies: Panama

    Comparative Soil Health via Abiotic Indicators on Cacao Farms in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Panama. Caitlin Reilly [Davidson College]

    Life History Biomass and Foraging of Sparisoma viride as Indicators of MPA Success in the Bocas del Toro, Panama. Bridget Austin [Franklin & Marshall College]

  6. Andes-Amazon Studies: Peru

    Secondary metabolites with a phytoprotective role in scaly tree ferns, Cyatheaceae, narrowly distributed along elevational gradients in an Andean-Amazonian basin of western Peru. Kalley Guerdet [University of Minnesota]

    Oleoresin Antipathogen Response Success May Affect Altitudinal Distribution in Tree Fern (Cyatheales) Species of the Southwestern Amazon. Erika Weiskopf [Swarthmore College]

  7. Marine Resource Studies: Turks & Caicos Islands

    The role Hermodice carunculata and Coralliophila abbreviata play in the condition of the Acroporid species, South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands. Laura Adair [Guilford College]

    Assessment of the Relationship between Habitat Complexity and Indicator Species Diadema antillarum and Panulirus argus in the Reef System surrounding South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies. Sophia Emmons [Davidson College]

Translate »