Karly-Jo Kreitzer

Biology students explore tropical ecology from the ocean to the mountaintops of Costa Rica

Karly-Jo Kreitzer found that a two-week expedition to the tropics gave her insights she could never have had in a classroom.

β€œIt's an entirely different world and it was an amazing learning experience,” said Kreitzer, one of 14 students who participated in a University of Windsor field course on the ecology of Costa Rica.

Studying plants and animals in ecosystems ranging from ocean-side mangrove forests to mountaintop cloud forests, the biology students gained a unique firsthand understanding of tropical ecology.