Study Abroad in the Dominican Republic: Climate Change Impacts

Climate change impacts and policy in the Dominican Republic

This Wintermester study abroad course uses the Dominican Republic as a case study to introduce students to the impacts of climate change on key ecosystems (e.g., coastal areas) and natural resources (e.g., forests, biodiversity) and related mitigation and adaptation strategies. Students will also learn about ongoing impacts on agricultural production and people’s livelihoods and strategies to decrease GHG emissions and reduce vulnerability to climate change. Students will meet with scientists, environmental NGOs, and government officials. Students will explore the effects of a changing climate through field trips, hands-on experience, meetings, lectures, and readings.

Course period: January 1st-13th, 2017

Registration closes: September 30, 2016

Interested students should contact:

Dr. Carol Franco (carol@vt.edu)
Senior Research Associate
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

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A multi-model analysis of changing climate in the Hindu Kush-Him

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