Tropical Field Ecology (GB 459)
Department of Biological Sciences
Emporia State University

27 December 2005 - 5 January 2006

Tropical Field Ecology is a course taught by Dwight Moore and Derek Zelmer. It is offered at the Gerace Research Center on San Salvador Island, Bahamas. The course explores the coral reefs that surround the island, with emphasis on the identification and habitat of the organisms that live there. The course also explores the terrestrial environment with emphasis on the birds and flowering plants of the island. This course is offered by the Department of Biological Sciences at Emporia State University. Students can register for 2 hours of undergraduate (GB 459) credit.

Course Information
  • Course Syllabus
  • Daily Activities
  • List of Organisms Identified During Previous Classes
  • Photos of Organisms from San Salvador Island
  • Photographs from Previous Trips (about 25 photos)

    Information about the Bahamas
  • Map of the Bahamas (271K file)
  • Bahamas On-line
  • San Salvador Island
  • State Department Travel Information
  • The World Fact Book -- The Bahamas

    The cost of the course is $1150 for a Kansas resident who is enrolled full-time for the spring semester. This includes lodging in San Salvador Island, hotel in Ft. Lauderdale the night of December 26th, food, two boat trips, departure taxes, and round-trip charter flight from Ft. Lauderdale to San Salvador. Students are responsible for their round-trip transportation to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, their diving equipment, and obtaining a passport. A non-refundable $300 deposit is due on 1 October 2005. It is non-reundable because once we reserve your place in the class, we are stuck with the cost. The $300 deposit can be sent or delivered to Juanita Bartley, Department of Biological Sciences, Box 4050, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 66801. You can pay by check, cash (hand delivered to Science Hall 174) or credit card (call 620-341-5311).

    Kansas residents who are not full-time enrolled for the spring semester will need to pay for 2 hours of undergraduate tuition ($258). Undergraduate students who are residents of Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas will pay an additional $374 in fees. These students can enroll under the NEARR program. Non-resident undergraduate students not eligible for the NEARR program would pay an additional $748 in tuition and fees.

    Last updated on 17 August 2005.
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