By Bridget Gross, College of Wooster ’18

Bridget was a student on the Spring 2016 Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet Semester in Costa Rica. This post originally appeared here.

An interesting thing happened during my first session of Population and Community Ecology this semester. My professor stood up in front of class and introduced herself and talked a little bit about her favorite habitat/ecosystem/biome. We then had to stand up, say our name and our favorite habitat/ecosystem/biome. Naturally, I said my favorite ecosystem was the Páramo, a high altitude ecosystem found in Central and South America. Continue reading