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2015-2016 Catalog

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)

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Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

OTS 510. Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach.

Cr. 8.
This course is designed for students in the early stages of graduate study in biology or a related field, with the goal of training graduate students in research methods by providing intensive field experience in diverse tropical ecosystems.

OTS 515. Topics in Tropical Biology.

Cr. 1-8.
This course is designated for students enrolled in graduate course offerings through OTS (excluding OTS 510). Examples of graduate courses offered by OTS include Tropical Plant Systematics, Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Molecular Methods in Tropical Ecology, and Tropical Agroecology.