Wright State students heading to the Amazon Rainforest


This summer eight Wright State students will be traveling almost 4,000 miles to Manu National Park, Peru for the expedition of a lifetime.

Under the watchful guidance of Marcia Wendeln, professor of tropical biology, and Dr. James Runkle, students will have the opportunity to actively participate in field research, execute individual projects, and species identification.

“The goal of this Amazon expedition field course is to expose students to Manu Biosphere Reserve, one of the most diverse primary intact rainforests left in the world,” Wendeln said. “We want to challenge students to think about what is so unique about these rainforests, observe some of the most endangered wildlife in their natural habitat, and understand the current threats to these critical ecosystems. There is an urgency to protect and preserve tropical rainforests as these rare habitats continue to decline at an unprecedented rate throughout the world.”

Read the article from the Xenia Gazette.

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