Students explore Australia’s tropical rainforests and develop effective field skills while learning about rainforest restoration, conservation, and sustainable development. Students learn the skills required to design and implement research projects and to present their results in scientific reports.
Learn sampling design, GPS and GIS techniques, plant identification, forest survey techniques, animal survey methods, and social science research techniques
Experience largely intact lowland forest and contrast with the fragmentation effects impacting the rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands
Learn rainforest research field techniques on unique flora and fauna in Australia, which are transferable to any other forest ecosystem in the world
Practice remote and hands-on sampling of rainforest fauna including field techniques such as trapping, behavioral observations, and spotlighting
Learn social science survey techniques, and how to quantifiably and qualitatively assess human resource use and how it relates to restoration and conservation