Integrating tropical research into biology education is urgently needed

Ann E. Russell, T. Mitchell Aide, Elizabeth Braker, Carissa N. Ganong, Rebecca D. Hardin, Karen D. Holl, Sara C. Hotchkiss, Jeffrey A. Klemens, Erin K. Kuprewicz, Deedra McClearn, George Middendorf, Rebecca Ostertag, Jennifer S. Powers, Sabrina E. Russo, Jennifer L. Stynoski, Ursula Valdez, Charles G. Willis

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Understanding tropical biology is important for solving complex problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and zoonotic pandemics, but biology curricula view research mostly via a temperate-zone lens. Integrating tropical research into biology education is urgently needed to tackle these issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere3001674
JournalPLoS biology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Support was provided by grants from the United States National Science Foundation (DBIRCN-UBE 1919640 and 2120141). Funding program website: opportunities/research-coordination-networks-undergraduate-biology-education-rcn-ube AR received funding, and all authors are participants in the research coordinated network that this grant funds. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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© 2022 Russell et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.


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