This program offers a rigorous academic learning opportunity in one of the world’s most important ecological sites: the Galapagos archipelago. The two courses will cover human and marine ecology in settings that have been crucial to the history of the ecological sciences, and where pressing conservation and ecology debates and science are currently taking place.

The special characteristics that have made the Galapagos so important to science since the 19th century will provide an ideal environmental laboratory for students in this program, while the increasing human pressure in the Galapagos will serve to illustrate the complex linkages between economic development and the environment.