FIELD COURSE



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Field work in Henri Pittier National Park (Venezuela)

(photo: R. Laskowski)


  • Latest notice: due to securicy problems in Venezuela, the 2014 course will probably take place in Equador. This means, infortunately, more expensite flights.  

  • Introduction, general information about the course (pdf)

  • Course participant's equipment list

  • Candidates have to register for the course personally with me (Inst. Environ. Sci., room 2.1.2). Registering at USOS is not sufficient and does not guarantee a place on the course! You can still register for the 2014 course.

  • Prerequisites: WBNZ-849 or  WBNZ-800!

  • Important information about the costs: Although there is no course fee, students have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. The return flight from Poland to Venezuela costs usually ca. 4000 PLN (although much cheaper airfares happen; e.g., 2200 PLN in 2012), and the accommodation is ca. 500 USD (covers all lodging and food during the course). Jagiellonian University usually provides some grants to our students (up to 2000 PLN per person).

  • So far, all course participants tell that the course is worth the effort!

Other options to study tropical ecology and biology: tropical biology courses organized by Tropical Biology Association. The courses take place in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar and  Borneo.

The Institute of Environmental Sciences is the TBA member, and our students are eligible for significantly reduced course fees!