ANSC 452 Island Biogeography and Marine Research

This Loop Abroad course begins with the volcanic history of the Galapagos Archipelago and how this geological process creates unique opportunities for evolution. Students will then learn about the process of island biogeography through specific case studies on San Cristobal: giant tortoises, Galapagos sea lions, and marine iguanas among other endemic organisms on this island and throughout the Galapagos.