Field Course Tropical Biology

Course Code :1001WETTRO
Study domain:Biology
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Academic year:2018-2019
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Minimum 8/20 for "Overview of the major building plans: animals", "Building plans and diversity of plants and fungi" and "Fauna and Flora I".
Contact hours:50
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Herwig Leirs

3. Course contents *

The Tropical Field Class is organised every two years, alternating with the Alpine Field Class course. It encompasses a three-week fieldtrip to Tanzania in July in the even years. Under supervision of UAntwerp professors and teaching assistants and Tanzanian researchers, students during the first week carry out a small microproject, prepared in Belgium, on the university campus in Morogoro. During this microproject, there is also an opportunity to collect data for the Project Work in the third year of the program. 

During a visit to three National Parks during the second part of the field course, students become acquiainted with major tropical ecosystems like savanna, woodland, mountain forest, mangroves, coral reef. During this trip, observations are made of plants and animals.