Tropical Field Ecology in Ecuador 2022

April 22 - May 2, 2022

Experience a field-based introduction to tropical ecology and the diverse ecosystems of Ecuador. This course provides students first-hand knowledge of tropical environments and biodiversity. In the South American nation of Ecuador, alpine glaciers, cloud forests, rainforests and the riverine ecosystems of the upper Amazon basin are all readily accessible.

Students will enroll in BIO 3333: Tropical Field Ecology (3 credits), a course which has been previously held in Costa Rica and the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, as well as in Ecuador. Priority given to students who have previously taken BIO 3330: Ecology.

The program cost of $3,500 includes round-trip flights from Detroit (arriving in Quito and departing from Guayaquil), all accommodation, transportation and activities in Ecuador and nearly all meals. Tuition will be charged as part of the summer 2022 term.

Participants may pay in multiple installments but all payments are due by April 1, 2022. If you have questions regarding how much you owe, please contact Director of International Education Alex Zimmerman, at

For more information, visit the Tropical Field Ecology in Ecuador page or contact Dr. Scott Tiegs by email at

Payments will be refundable only in the event of emergency or if the program is cancelled. Requests for refunds (except in the case of program cancellation) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.