Microbial Ecology in Extreme Conditions, Costa Rica
$995.00 – $4,495.00
June 7 to June 15, 2024
Who Should Attend: The course is intended for science and environmental students, ecologists,technicians, and engineers.Description: The course describes the interrelations of microorganisms with extreme environmental with physical and chemical conditions and the biogeochemical cycles. It covers the effect of the abiotic factors on the microorganisms that thrive in extreme conditions (e. g. temperature, acidity, alkalinity, salinity, pressure, oxidation-reduction potential, oxygen variability, microorganism tolerance to toxic contamination of organic compounds and metals. Emphasis will be given to the response of metabolic cycles and novel bio-structure of macromolecules e. g. lipids and proteins. It includes comparative bioenergetics of microorganisms that inhabit extreme environmental conditions and the ecology and genetics (genes) that have enabled them to survive under these conditions. In addition, the course also includes a study of the use of these adapted microorganisms in environmental biotechnology and application to industries.
The experimental part includes the application of diverse techniques to understand the microbial diversity in volcanoes, dry forest, cloud forest, estuary, wetlands, and other ecosystems. The course describes the interrelations of microorganisms with abiotic factors and the biogeochemical cycles. Emphasis will be given to tolerance to organic and inorganic contamination, comparative bioenergetics of microorganisms that inhabit extreme environmental conditions and the ecology and genetics that have enabled them to survive under these extreme conditions.
The course includes lectures, laboratory experiences and wonderful ecological paradises visit and lectures in volcanoes, dry and cloud forest, wetlands, salt Marches, estuaries, mangroves, and La Selva Biological Station. Adventures and visits to Whitewater rafting in Sarapiqui River, butterflies’ reservoirs, Orchid Garden and more. Optional adventures will be available. Itinerary will be supplied 45 days before the start day. You should arrive to San Jose, Costa Rica before 14:00 Hours, San Jose Time for a meeting at the Airport. Some change in itinerary could occurred but will be notified.
Deposit is not refundable if you are unable to participate. Tuition payable in US funds. Note: The course cost includes all breakfast, lunch, supper, and coffee every day at the lab. It does not include lunch and supper in transit. Accommodation varied according to the lodges (two or more). You should pay Regular Cost up to 45 days before the course start day. After that period, you should pay Late Fee. Also, late fee applied if you make space separation. Students should have International Medical Insurance and send a copy to IBI Office.
Late Registration, Regular Difference, Regular Registration, Space Separation
June 7 to June 15, 2024
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