Students will conduct independent projects utilizing different approaches from observational studies in the field, manipulations in the field, to laboratory studies. Most field studies will occur off the reserve, though each year a few students do conduct their field research at the Gump Station. 

The class will rely heavily on the library, laboratory, and wet lab facilities. It is likely that a few students will conduct their field research on Gump property.

The class aims to teach undergraduate level students the biology and geomorphology of tropical islands through field and laboratory projects where students explore the ecosystems of Mo'orea.  The students will be supervised by professors and graduate student instructors from the University of California, Berkeley.

Course number: IB 158 , ESPM 107

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