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View Resource Organization for Tropical Studies: Undergraduate Program

Based in Costa Rica and administered partly through Duke University, the Organization for Tropical Studies has long been an important training ground for graduate students in tropical biology and conservation. Beginning in 1997, the unparalleled resources and facilities of this organization are available to undergraduates. This site provides a detailed description of the course content,...

https://education.tropicalstudies.org/en/education/undergrad...
View Resource Learning about Rainforests

K. Rubal provides this educational Web site she helped to create while a graduate student in instructional technology at California State University in Los Angeles. Designed for grades 4-8, this Web site offers students an introduction to tropical rainforests. The site includes a number of lessons organized by topic, rainforest facts, a good selection of narrated movie clips from related...

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/serve...
View Resource Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation in the Tropics

Biodiversity Bulletin No 1, from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre is now online and is entitled "Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation in the Tropics,"by Michael Green and others. The bulletin provides an assessment of "the extent to which habitats in the tropics are protected and guidance on prioritising conservation action from global and national perspectives."

http://old.unep-wcmc.org/medialibrary/2010/09/26/b305ce1d/wc...
View Resource TRMM: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) of Japan have joined to create the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). The goal of this mission is to "monitor and study tropical rainfall and the associated release of energy that helps to power the global atmospheric circulation shaping both weather and climate around the globe."...

https://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/
View Resource World Heritage: Welcome to the Wet Tropics

This Web site serves as a visitor’s guide to tropical North Queensland’s World Heritage Area -- "the sort of place you could travel to over and over again and still not see everything." The same might be said of this incredibly comprehensive Web site, which provides pages and pages of information about Australia’s wet tropics. Virtual visitors can read up on the flora and fauna of the region,...

http://www.wettropics.gov.au/
View Resource NATURE: The Living Edens: The Lost World

This Web site contains an online companion from the NATURE documentary The Living Edens: The Lost World, which aired on PBS. The program explored the ancient tepuis of Venezuela, a remote, little-explored pocket of the world "hailed as the land that time forgot." Web visitors can do a little exploring themselves with a number of multimedia features, including a great photo essay, a video clip from...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/living-edens-the-lost-world-i...