Insects and Plants in Ecuador


This program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience the insect and plant fauna and other biota of the tropics first-hand.  The course will include field studies of insects and plants, lectures and discussions of insect and plant natural history in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of tropical Ecuador.  Students will be expected to learn how to identify insect and plant orders and families. Each student will also be responsible for building an insect and plant collection while in Ecuador by collecting, properly mounting, labeling, and properly identifying the insects and plants.

Our goal is for students to obtain a meaningful experience relevant to their program of study in such a way as to enhance their global awareness of environmental and cultural issues through the use of insects and plants as teaching tools. The University of Georgia offers several study abroad trips to Latin America, but this interdisciplinary program offers an introduction to Ecuadorian culture and the biodiversity of tropical insects and plants. From the coastal Pacific lowlands of Esmeraldas to the cloud forests of Maquipacuna, students will be exposed to many of the migrant and native species of insects and plants that Ecuador has to offer.

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