[Coral-List] 2007 Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology at HIMB
rgates at hawaii.edu
Wed Mar 14 03:03:40 EDT 2007
THE BIOLOGY OF CORALS: DEVELOPING A FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE
CORAL STRESS RESPONSE
Each year at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, a summer course
in a specialized area of marine research is made possible through the
generous support of the Edwin W. Pauley Foundation. The 2007 course
will focus on developing a better understanding of the stress
responses in reef corals and will be co-funded by the World Bank
funded Coral Reef Targeted Research and Capacity Building Project. In
conducting the course we hope to improve our basic understanding of
coral biology by providing cross-disciplinary instruction to
outstanding students through research, seminars and informal
discussion with internationally recognized coral biologists.
Specifically, we will examine the impacts of temperature disturbances
and land-based pollutants on corals both in the field and through a
series of controlled laboratory manipulations. Coral biology will be
explored using a suite of measure that cross scales and include
species abundance, morphology and colony size (field survey
techniques), colony physiology (pulse amplitude modulated fluorometry
and respirometry), endosymbiont diversity, (molecular genetics),
metabolite exchange (high pressure liquid chromatography and mass
spectrometry) and activities of functional genes in both the coral
hosts and their endosymbionts (comparative transcriptomics using
microarrays and quantitative PCR).
DATES: June 2 to July 15, 2007
PARTICIPATING FACULTY: Dr. John Bythell, Dr. Sophie Dove, Professor
William Fitt, Dr. Laetitia Hedouin, Dr. Ruth Gates, Professor Ove
Hoegh-Guldberg, Dr. Stephen Karl, Dr Bill Leggat, Dr. Michael Lesser,
Dr. Teresa Lewis, Dr. David Obura, Dr. Xavier Pochon, Dr. Roberto
Iglesias-Prieto, Dr. Michael Stat, Dr. Misaki Takabayashi, Dr. Robert
Toonen, Dr. Hank Trapido-Rosenthal, Dr. Florence Thomas, Dr. Rebecca
Vega Thurber, Dr. Virginia Weis.
FACILITIES: HIMB is located on Moku o L‛oe (Coconut Island) in
Kaneohe Bay, Oahu and is a fully equipped marine laboratory located
20 minutes from an international airport, 30 minutes from the main
University of Hawaii campus and 100 feet from a living coral reef.
For details see http://www.hawaii.edu/HIMB/.
HOUSING AND FEES: The summer program will cover return airfare and
accommodation costs. Medical insurance coverage is required and can
be obtained locally at UH for those not covered by their own policies.
TO APPLY: Please send or email 1) your CV, 2) a statement outlining
how the program will influence your career development and 3) the
contact details for two professional references to Dr. Ruth D. Gates,
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, P.O. Box 1346, Kaneohe, HI 96744:
email: rgates at hawaii.edu. Closing date for applications is April 1,
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