BIOL 216: Tropical Ecology (Wildlife Ecology) Tanzania

BIOL 216
4 Credits
3 Weeks in Tanzania
Professor Janette Wallis

This course will take place in northern Tanzania - in what is commonly known as the "northern circuit" for tourism. Course content will focus on African wildlife ecology, with special emphasis on large mammals. We will begin the term with one week of lectures and preparatory sessions on WLU campus, then travel to Tanzania for the remaining three weeks of the term. We will be based in a tented camp and travel via land cruisers to Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai (Oldupai) Gorge, and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. These parks and World Heritage Sites offer spectacular views, up-close encounters with wildlife, and a wide array of habitat types - all of which we will investigate during our lectures and field exercises. Development of a research proposal (based on field exercise experiences) will be one of the key components of the course. BIOL 111 and BIOL 113 are recommended.

Program Fee: Estimated $4,000 (paid to W&L) includes ground transportation, accommodation, meals, park fees, supplementary health insurance, etc.

Other Expenses: International airfare estimated at $1,600; $100 visa fee to be paid at airport; $100 for books/materials and $500-$1000 for personal expenses.

For further details, email Prof. Wallis.