[Coral-List] New UNCW Field research course, Spring of 2007

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Mon May 1 12:19:06 EDT 2006

We are offering a spring 2007 semester-long graduate level (but open to
seniors) course on field research on coral reefs.  The first 3-4 weeks
of the semester will be spent at UNCW planning individual research
projects, and satisfying AAUS diver requirements.  The group will
transfer to the island of Curacao where the 10 weeks of field research
will be conducted.  The course objective and format is to emphasize the
selection of research questions, planning the work, executing it and the
students preparing their data for both written and oral presentations.
Five instructors will take turns leading the students in group research
projects coordinated to study the physiology and ecology of reef
organisms along an environmental gradient.  This course is aimed at
upper level undergraduates who plan to go on to graduate school, or
beginning graduate students.    For more information including course
costs, etc. please go to:


or contact me at the addresses and telephone numbers below.  The course
is limited to 12 students, who must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater and be
scuba certified with a min. of 12 logged dives.  Deadline for
application to qualify for partial scholarships is June 15th.  This may
sound early to you, but it takes a lot of pre-planning to offer such a
course, in order to lock-in reasonable airfares and lodging.

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Coral Reef Research Group
UNCW-Center for Marine Science 
5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln
Wilmington NC 28409
Tel: (910)962-2362 & Fax:  (910)962-2410
Cell:  (910)200-3913
email:  szmanta at uncw.edu <BLOCKED::mailto:szmanta at uncw.edu> 
Web Page:  http://people.uncw.edu/szmanta

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