- Dominican Republic
- Santo Domingo
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This program allows you to explore the basic principles of ecology, evolution, and island biogeography while living and studying in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Lectures focus on broad conceptual areas—such as population biology, speciation, or island biogeography.
You study the broad concepts of population biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, speciation, biogeography, and adaptive radiation throughout an entire Carbine island. You have the chance to explore habitats of lowland and montane forest, as well as estuary and reef, to strengthen your understanding of principles of community structure and diversity through direct observation of nature, and learn to use digital audio and video equipment to document some of the organisms you encounter.
The course is based in Santo Domingo, with lectures at the oldest university in the hemisphere, the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), founded in 1538. Open to both Harvard & Non-Harvard students.