Portland, Maine (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
CIEE’s study abroad Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program on the Caribbean island Bonaire has released a new edition of its student research journal, "Physis, The Journal of Marine Science." The 14th volume features academic articles by U.S. college students, documenting research from a one-semester program at the CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange Research Station in Kralendijk on Bonaire, part of the Dutch Antilles.
The demanding Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program is designed for upper-level college students majoring in biology. It integrates academic study, cultural immersion, and field-based research, and prepares students for graduate programs in marine science or jobs in marine ecology, natural resource management, and conservation.
The findings of CIEE students contribute to ongoing dialogue about critical issues facing Bonaire’s coral reefs and ecology. CIEE Research Station Bonaire has hosted more than 100 public lectures by visiting scientists, as well as a number of scientific meetings, and "Physis" has become a significant part of scholarly literature on tropical marine ecology.
Articles in the current edition include studies of native fish, coral, and algae as markers of habitat change, and human impact on the tropical ecosystem. This edition also includes analysis of indigenous species health and reproduction, and assessments of nutrification, runoff, and other environmental impacts on diverse plant and animal life in the area.
“The journal is an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduates interested in marine science to publish the findings of the original research they conduct in a way that is academically rigorous,” says Rita Peachey, Ph.D., resident director at CIEE Research Station Bonaire.
The CIEE Research Station at Bonaire opened in 2006, and has hosted more than 200 students from colleges and universities all over the United States. Learn more CIEE study abroad programs in Bonaire at http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/bonaire, and see "Physis" at http://www.cieebonaire.org/physis.html.
CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Founded in 1947, CIEE is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization, serving 300 U.S. colleges and universities, 1,000 U.S. high schools, and more than 35,000 international exchange students each year. CIEE operates 60 study centers in 40 countries, sponsors international faculty training programs, teach abroad programs, and various specialty and custom programs for secondary, postsecondary, and international students. Visit http://www.ciee.org.