Promoting the sustainable and just use of tropical ecosystems
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
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!
CTEC assists Antioch University New England graduate students in finding Practicum and Internship opportunities as well as supporting funds relevant to tropical ecology and conservation. We also provide support with monthly student meetings during the fall and spring semesters which enable AUNE graduate students to discuss their tropical ecology and conservation research with faculty in an informal setting. CTEC supports international graduate students who wish to conduct studies through Antioch University New England.
CTEC’s Tropical Library is located in the CTEC office on the second floor of Antioch University New England. It houses a variety of resources that are available for check out by Antioch University students and staff. Please click the link below to search the current collection.
Click here to enter the Tropical Library
If you are interested in checking out any resources please come by the CTEC office or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Jon Atwood, PhD
Biodiversity Research Institute
Photographer and Conservationist, Hancock N.H.
Richard Estes, PhD
Independent scientist, Peterborough N.H.
Jim Hutcheon, PhD
Georgia Southern University
V. Ernesto Méndez, PhD
University of Vermont
H. Bruce Rinker, PhD
Director of Scientific Advancement and Development, Biodiversity Research Institute
Tatiana Schreiber, PhD
Michelle Zjhra, PhD
AUNE Faculty with interests in Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Abigail Abrash Walton, PhD
Meade Cadot, PhD
James Jordan, PhD
Beth Kaplin, PhD
Jean Kayira, PhD
Jimmy Karlan, EdD
Peter Palmiotto, DF
Rachel K. Thiet, PhD
Joy Ackerman, PhD
Heidi Watts, PhD
Tom Webler, PhD
Tom Wessels, MS