Alan Masters, PhD


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    • High School Summer Abroad
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Alan R. Masters, Ph.D, has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Florida and a B.S. from Illinois State University. He has lived in Monteverde for over 20 years.

Since 1993 Alan R. Masters, Ph.D, has been leading CIEE’s Tropical Ecology and Conservation Program at Monteverde. While originally a lepidopterist, Alan studied over 22 species of mimetic butterflies in Monteverde: what makes them taste bad and what that means to predation risk. Since teaching with CIEE, Alan’s interests include not only plant-animal interactions but all facets of tropical diversity and conservation.

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