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, and oceanography of reefs and islands. The course is based at UC Berkeley’s Gump Field Station on the island of Moorea, see http://moorea.berkeley.edu.
This is a 13-unit course (ESPM C107 or IB C158) and enrollment is by application and interview only. Anticipated fees for the course will be $4,600 for lodging, food, and research expenses, in addition to tuition and airfare. 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 visa from the French Consulate and valid passport will be required. Applications due 28 March--see the website below for details.
You must apply in Spring 2010 to take this course: http://ib.berkeley.edu/moorea