Brief Course Description

Based at the Gerace Research Centre on San Salvador Island of the Bahamas, this course is an introduction to the ecology and taxonomy of marine and terrestrial invertebrates, fish, birds, and common plants of the northern West Indies. In addition to professor-led field excursions, including extensive snorkeling on coral reefs, students develop and complete independent research projects. Several days will be spent on the Luther campus for pre-trip orientation and post-trip completion of projects.