The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CTEC) at Antioch University New England promotes the sustainable and just use of tropical ecosystems by training conservation leaders, conducting conservation research with partner organizations, and serving as an educational resource for the New England Community.
Our objective is to help people find creative, long-term solutions to the rapid loss of biodiversity in the tropics. We do this by training the next generation of world environmental leaders who embrace the interdisciplinary nature of conservation through an ecological, social, political, and economic context.
We operate in three main areas: Research, Education, and Student Support. We are actively developing programs and opportunities that will allow CTEC to bring together students and professionals from a variety of disciplines to address the complex problems of tropical conservation and sustainable use issues.
CTEC Ongoing Activities and Resources Include:
- Collaborations with regional and international affiliates
- Lecture series
- Past Symposia
- The CTEC library
- Publications including newsletters, peer reviewed papers, and professional papers
- Practica, funding, and job opportunities
- Fundraising activities including Coffee and T-shirt sales
- Degree programs in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England
Students, become a CTEC member!
CTEC is open to all Antioch University New England students and membership is free. Some of the benefits of becoming a CTEC student member are:
- Meet other students interested in Tropical Ecology and Conservation
- Qualified to apply for CTEC scholarships
- Network with various affiliate organizations
- CTEC graduate student website
- Participate on committees that bring speakers to campus, organize fundraisers, manage coffee sales, etc.
- Receive CTEC business cards
The first step in becoming a member is to complete the membership form. We are looking forward to meeting you!