Summer Courses in Bermuda

Fred Lipschultz fred at
Thu Jan 16 11:23:18 EST 2003

Dear Colleague,
The Bermuda Biological Station for Research is pleased to announce its 2003
Summer Course offerings.  These courses are for advanced undergraduates and
beginning graduate students.  The courses are all field intensive and
participation is limited to maximize interaction with the instructors.
Please review the course offerings and forward the information to any
interested students or colleagues.

Significant scholarship awards are available to qualified applicants.
The deadline for application is March 15, 2003.  Please alert your students
to these courses by directing them to our website
( for
application details or by forwarding this email to them.

For more information, contact education at .

Thank you for your attention and I apologize if you receive multiple copies
of this message.

Fred Lipschultz
Bermuda Biological Station for Research
Coral Reef Ecology              June 8 - 28
Marine Ecotoxicology            June 8 - 28
Microbial Physiology            June 29 - July 19
Marine Genomics         July 20 - 26
Human Health and Oceans         July 6 - 26
Tropical Marine Invertebrates   July 27 - August 23
Molecular Ecology &
Physiology of Marine Symbioses  July 27 - August 16

Coral Reef Ecology. June 8 - 28, 2003
Dr. Fred Lipschultz; Dr. Sam de Putron, BBSR
  An integrated introduction and exposure to active areas of research
covering physiology, photosynthesis, population biology, competition,
ecosystems and human impacts.  Field measurements and subsequent lab
analyses provide practical training in common methods of reef studies such
as photosynthesis, calcification, species surveys, fish behavior, larval
recruitment and algal growth.  The course requires SCUBA certification.

Marine Ecotoxicology. June 8 - 28, 2003
Dr. Jack Manock, University of North Carolina; Dr. Peter Wells, Environment
Canada; Dr. Richard Owen, BBSR; Dr. Michael  Depledge, University of
  The three-week course focuses on current issues in marine ecotoxicology,
assessing the impacts of anthropogenic substances using a wide range of
chemical and bioassay analyses.  Students perform chemical analyses and
marine microscale bioassays on samples they collect from three near-shore
environments.  Results are reported and discussed in the overall context of
performing ecological risk management decisions and assessing the biological
effects resulting from organisms exposed to anthropogenic compounds.
Microbial Physiology. June 29 - July 19, 2003
Dr. Craig Carlson, University of California, Santa Barbara; Dr. Stephen
Giovannoni, Oregon State University
  Traditional microbiology to the most recent molecular approaches will be
considered within the context of biogeochemical processes.  Field trips and
laboratory experiments in the open ocean and coral reef rich waters
surrounding Bermuda.

Marine Genomics. July 20 - 26, 2003
Dr. John Heidelberg, The Institute for Genomics Research (TIGR); Dr. Stephen
Giovannoni, Oregon State University
  A brief introduction to genomic tools and the computational approaches
useful in the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data to address
specific hypothesis relevant to marine microbial ecology.  A one week

Human Health and the Ocean. July 6 - 26, 2003
Dr. Eric Dewailly, MD, Laval University and WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on
Environmental and Occupational Health, Québec; Dr. Clare Morrall, St.
George's University, Grenada
  The ocean is a major source of food, yet food chain contaminants represent
a public health risk. Ocean biodiversity is the source of new medical
treatments, yet waterborne diseases and marine toxin poisining is increasing
as global climate affects the emergence of infectious diseases. This course
addresses these issues.

Molecular Ecology and Physiology of Marine Symbioses. July 27 - August 16,
Dr. Hank Trapido-Rosenthal, BBSR; Dr. Andrew Baker, Columbia University
  The course will uncover techniques of molecular biology, which can be used
to address previously intractable physiological, ecological and evolutionary
questions regarding symbioses in marine environments

Tropical Marine Invertebrates. July 27 - August 23, 2003
Dr. Kathryn A. Coates, BBSR;  Dr. Clayton Cook, Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institution; Dr. Penelope Barnes, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  Invertebrate diversity of Bermuda's reefs, seagrass and mangrove habitats
is examined systematically and in relation to biological associations,
behaviors, body forms and habitats.



                        Dr.Fredric Lipschultz
                      Senior Research Scientist
                 Head of Academic Affairs
              Bermuda Biological Station for Research
                     Ferry Reach, GE01,  BERMUDA

Phone:  (441) 297-1880 x217             internet:  fred at
FAX:    (441) 297-8143                  BBSR Homepage
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