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Permanent Forestry Plots: A Potentially Valuable Teaching Resource in Undergraduate Biology Programs for the Caribbean

Henri Vallès1,* and C.M. Sean Carrington1

1Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. *Corresponding author.

Caribbean Naturalist, Special Issue No. 1 (2016)

Abstract
There has been a recent proposal to change the way that biology is taught and learned in undergraduate biology programs in the USA so that students develop a better understanding of science and the natural world. Here, we use this new, recommended teaching–learning framework to assert that permanent forestry plots could be a valuable tool to help develop biology literacy in the Caribbean and to help reverse what we perceive to be a trend of increasing detachment from nature in our Caribbean undergraduate biology students.

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