Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
The School for Field Studies (SFS) Tropical Rainforest Studies program curriculum and research agenda address a critical local and regional environmental problem-loss and fragmentation of once extensive rainforests-and examine environmental policies related to the issue on local and national levels. Set in Queensland, a "hot spot" for fauna and floral biodiversity, SFS students collaborate with local landholders and stakeholder organizations to focus on enhancing the condition of tropical rainforests, as well as determining how to regenerate and restore the rainforest on the Atherton Tablelands.
SFS students' work is recognized as a vital contribution toward broader studies on global climate change, ecological integrity of rainforest fragments, and developing restoration practices to maximize rates of plant growth and colonization by fauna. Students are also actively involved in replanting initiatives and restoration site maintenance with local land-care groups.
Period: Fall or Spring Semester
Program Advisor: Professor Katherine Adelsberger
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