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  • Locations: South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Program Terms: IOP Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications. If the deadline has recently passed, you may wish to complete the Extension Request Form for a possible extension.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UCM Deadline Campus Decision Date Start Date End Date
IOP Summer 2020 02/21/2020
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.60 Language of instruction: English
Housing options: Dormitory / affiliated residences Click here for a definition of this term Areas of study: Anthropology, Biological sciences, Earth and space sciences, Economics, Environmental studies, International studies, Sociology, Zoology
Program Description:
 

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TROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS:
MONITORING & MANAGEMENT,
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Students explore the ecological and socioeconomic aspects of various tropical marine ecosystems, learning how to assess and maintain their health. Students will engage in several field exercises identifying and studying coastal ecosystems and their species, including mangroves, coral reefs, and seagrass beds. Students also consider how climate change and ocean acidification may impact TCI’s marine ecosystems.

The spectacular reefs, turquoise waters, and island community of South Caicos serve as the laboratories for studies and field work. Research sites, field exercises, and excursions include:
  • Exploring coral reefs, fringe and island mangrove ecosystems, and extensive seagrass meadows
  • Touring current coastal development projects and seafood processing plants
  • Attending skills workshops, including stakeholder engagement and science communication
  • Examining anthropogenic impacts to nearshore ecosystems
  • Valuing ecosystems of TCI for coastal planning decisions


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This program is currently not accepting applications. If the deadline has recently passed, you may wish to complete the Extension Request Form for a possible extension.