You will learn about the biology, geology, evolution, and people of the South Pacific. As part of this course, you will be exposed to the fundamentals of field research and will conduct a research project on an island topic, such as marine or terrestrial ecology, volcanic geomorphology, biodiversity, invasion biology, animal behavior, or oceanography of reefs and islands. The course is based at the UC Berkeley Gump Field Station on the island of Moorea.
Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands

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This is a 13-unit course and enrollment is by application and interview only. In addition to tuition, additional fees are required for lodging, food, research expenses. Financial assistance is available for qualified students through the Financial Aid Office. Air fare from the Bay Area varies depending on ticket source and time of purchase. A valid passport is required and if you do not hold a US or EU passport, also a visa.

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application date
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