Coppiced forest with sunlightLearn about tropical forest ecology as we design and implement a monitoring plan in the dry, deciduous forests of the Wildlife Institute of India. Located at on the northern edge of the Shivalik Mountains, the Institute’s property encompasses approximately 50 hectares of forested land once logged and managed by British foresters.

We establish monitoring plots to examine how management practices have influenced forest structure and diversity, as well as the underlying shrub community.

In this project, students will learn:

  • essentials of experimental design for conducting forest surveys
  • methods and techniques for forest community measurements
  • identification of major tree and shrub species
  • data management and analysis
  • scientific writing skills

Workshops and support materials are provided for each component of this project.