Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Professor Jordan Karubian to lead summer course in Ecuador

January 23rd, 2013

This summer, Professor Jordan Karubian will lead an intensive field course in Ecuador. The course, Tropical Field Biology and Conservation, weclomes students from a wide range of interests: ecology and evolutionary biology, sustainable development, international development, and social or public health. Students will design and implement a research project related to tropical ecology at one of three sites. The course is small and as such will allow for a great deal of flexibility to accomodate a range of interests.

Karubian has been working in the region since 2002 and has built close relationships with local communities. He believes students will benefit not only from the course’s experiential approach but also from its community engagement. Students will have an opportunity to work on projects that respond directly to local needs, working alongside local Ecuadorian residents who have been trained as “parabiologists” and “environmental ambassadors.”

For more information about Karubian and the course, see the article on the Tulane new wave.

Ecuador + People
Katharine Jack
Professor - Anthropology, Director - Environmental Studies