Wellington, New Zealand
Land of the Long White Cloud: Ecosystems of New Zealand

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September 8 - 17, 2020: PROGRAM CANCELLED due to COVID-19

The NEXT OFFERING is anticipated to be Summer 2021, with applications opening Winter 2021.


Explore the other side of the world with CoF faculty to learn about forest ecology and resource management in a changing climate.

New Zealand is a country of stunning landscapes – ancient Kauri forests, spectacular mountains, alpine grasslands – and fascinating indigenous Maori culture.  A leader in progressive action on climate change, carbon sequestration, and conservation, New Zealand also has a highly productive timber industry which is critical to its resource- and export-driven economy.  Students will delve into forest ecology and resource management on both the North and South Island – visiting native and plantation forests, bubbling geothermal hotspots, and a field station located in the majestic scenery of the Southern Alps.  And for fans of Lord of the Rings, there’s a special visit to the Hobbiton film set.

For more information about the course, application process, funding, or other logistical details, please contact Kerry Menn.