The course takes place primarily in the Masai Mara National Reserve in southern Kenya. The Mara is situated in the northern portion of the Serengeti ecosystem and offers unparalleled opportunities for observation of African mammals. The vast open, rolling grasslands and riverine forests of the Mara are occupied by an extraordinary diversity of mammalian species, and these animals serve as subjects in the studies conducted by students enrolled in this program. We also visit other areas within the Great Rift Valley, which afford comparative insights into the behavioral ecology of mammals in different habitats and regions.
Study Abroad: Behavioral Ecology of African Mammals (BEAM)
BEAM will not be running in 2024 due to instructor shortages. This will be remedied in 2015.
For more information, please email the lead instructor: Jana Woerner.