Cross-cutting interdisciplinary research and integration of ecology and biocultural conservation in the world's southernmost forest.
UNT has a world renowned interdisciplinary program that integrates environmental sciences, philosophy and the arts.
Students are encouraged and will have the opportunity to also receive simultaneous UNT course credit hours for their IRES experience by enrolling in the Tracing Darwin's Path study abroad course at the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. Interested students should inquire about how these options are compatible with their IRES experience and academic schedules.
The seven elected students will depart to Chile immediately following the Fall semester on December 13 to 16 and return to the US by the beginning of the Spring semester. Some students may opt to stay beyond the official IRES program to conduct approved dissertation or thesis research (students must show how they will fund their extended stay).
All the expenses for the students' participation will be covered (including room, board, airfare, Spanish training if needed, presentation of their results, etc.), and each will get in additional US$450/week stipend! During the Fall term, selected students will be required to participate in several "pre-trip" introductory seminars in which students will select their research topics and questions, be partnered with mentors, work out a research plan and familiarize themselves with the logistics of traveling, expectations and realities of conducting field work in the far south.
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