ENV 3125S: LAND MAMMALS OF COSTA RICA
Short Term, Summer I, Summer II,
This course aims to expose students with the high biodiversity of mammals found in Costa Rica and more specifically with terrestrial mammals. The student will learn about a variety of characteristics related to this taxonomic group through theoretical classes and fieldwork, as well as understanding the importance in the conservation of mammals for the ecosystems they inhabit.
The purpose of this program is to expose exchange students to:
General Objective: The general objective of this course is for the student to gain taxonomic, physiological and ecological knowledge of terrestrial mammals of Costa Rica.
Specific Objectives: 1. Identify the variables that make Costa Rica a site with such a high diversity of mammals. 2. Introduce the student to the different taxas of terrestrial mammals of Costa Rica and their natural history. 3. Identify the main challenges in the conservation of mammals in America and with special emphasis in Costa Rica.
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