The Island Ecology Program is an interdisciplinary summer field school. Students study geology, hydrology, soils, plant communities, land use, coastal marine biology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate ecology, and animal behavior. The experience emphasizes the interdependence of these disciplines by exploring how the island ecosystem functions.
13,000 acres isn't always enough. Sewanee students are encouraged to complement their experiences on the Domain with environmental study in other regions of the United States or the world.