Student Projects


   © 2011  Patricia Palavecino

treefrog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii) thorn-scrub, Argentina: copyright P. Palavecino

Student Projects can be as varied as one’s questions about nature. In previous Tropical Biology classes, our students have collected observations on many different

topics, such as…

Microhabitat partitioning by frogs in the rainforest.

Seed dispersal mechanisms in tropical plants.

Pollination mechanisms in orchids.

Medicinal uses of plants by indigenous people.

Diversity of fungi and their substrates in the rainforest.

Comparison of avian species diversity in different habitats.

Comparison of lizard species diversity in different habitats.

Interspecific behavior and ecology of rainforest primates.

Conservation issues in the tropics: National parks vs. private land.