SIT: Panama: Marine Ecology & Blue Carbon Conservation

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Explore marine biodiversity in two oceans. Snorkel while conducting research in Caribbean coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass beds. Learn to measure and quantify blue carbon in unique coastal habitats.

Major topics of study include:
-Marine organism diversity across marine and coastal ecosystems
-Wetland, mangrove, seagrass, and reef interdependence and functional diversity
-The emerging field of blue carbon, its relevance and integral role in the context of climate change
-Methods and methodology for measuring blue carbon and marine organism biodiversity
-The role of wetland, mangrove, coral reef, and seagrass bed ecosystems in the carbon process, along with needs and threats to each ecosystem
-Field research project on a topic relevant to marine diversity and blue carbon

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