Tropical Ecology of Puerto Rico Print

Puerto Rico

 

Nine Biology majors spent their 2017 Spring Break exploring the island of Puerto Rico in Dr. Jessica Schedlbauer's Tropical Ecology of Puerto Rico class.  

Students visited and learned about tropical rainforests, dry forests, and coastal ecosystems, and they also met with local conservation ecologists to learn about methods used to protect and restore degraded ecosystems.  

The class visited the University of Puerto Rico, Utuado and learned from both students and faculty about agroforestry systems, as well as sustainable agriculture on the island.