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  • Locations: Atherton, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Tufts Department Sponsor: Tufts Global Education Areas of Study: Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, International Studies, Sciences, Tourism, Zoology
Housing Options: Dormitory Minimum Required GPA: 2.8
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: External Provider Program, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Class Level Eligibility: Freshman, Graduate Students, Junior, Other, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

SFS AUSTRALIA: RAINFOREST TO REEF (SEMESTER)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Credits: 16 semester-hour credits
  • Prerequisites: One semester of college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies/science; 2.7 GPA, 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Fall: May 1st. Spring: Nov 1st. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Immerse yourself in the rich biodiversity of the rainforest and learn about ecological resilience in the face of environmental threats like climate change. Connect rainforest management and conservation issues with downstream impacts on the Great Barrier Reef. Become a part of large-scale restoration ecology experiments and study environmental policy and community conservation approaches while developing skills in field research and data collection.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Explore the world’s oldest rainforest – the Daintree – then work alongside citizen volunteers to regenerate critical rainforest habitats.
  • Travel to the Great Barrier Reef to learn about the biological links between rainforest and reef ecosystems.
  • Experience firsthand the transition from savannas on the edge of the Outback to the lush green coastal rainforests and mangroves.

Students live and study at the SFS Center for Rainforest Studies. Our Center lies at the end of a narrow, winding road, in the middle of a lush rainforest. The 153-acre property is surrounded by protected World Heritage forests, and you can see incredible wildlife from the front steps of your cabin. Nearby Yungaburra and Cairns provide the occasional return to civilization.


RESEARCH THEMES

  • Climate change
  • Rainforest ecology and conservation
  • Threatened species conservation
  • Development and settlement in the rainforest
  • Aboriginal ecotourism
  • Forest ecotones
  • Habitat restoration
  • Animal behavior
 

CORE SKILLS

  • GIS
  • Species identification and population monitoring
  • Forest survey methods
  • Citizen science protocols
  • Research design and implementation
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Research presentation
 

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CONNECT WITH SFS

Visit the SFS website
Call the Admissions Hotline at 800.989.4418
Email admissions@fieldstudies.org
Read updates from the field on the SFS Blog
Follow SFS on Instagram and Facebook
Watch student videos on YouTube and Vimeo



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 02/01/2023 03/01/2023 09/01/2023 12/12/2023
Spring 2024 02/01/2023 03/01/2023 TBA TBA