DCP's Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, in collaboration with Dr. Shane Kanatous, an Associate Professor at Colorado State University, will lead this university-level field course in animal behavior and physiology. The program will take place on Roatan, Honduras, from 31 December 2016 - 7 January 2017. Students are introduced to the study of animal behavior and the behavioral assessment of physiology using a combination of lectures, readings, discussion, and hands-on research with a captive dolphin population. Lectures tend to focus on understanding animal behavior and physiology from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Readings and discussion focus on current research and methodology. Fieldwork allows students to develop skills necessary to conduct behavioral assessment of physiology and animal behavior research; and to demonstrate these skills by participating in independent research with senior scientists.
Fee does not include airfare or tuition credits.
Who should attend
Anyone over the age of 18 may apply. US citizens are required to have a valid passport (other nationalities should confirm their travel requirements). You do not have to be currently enrolled in a degree program, though preference will go to current students. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.