[Coral-List] Summer courses in Bermuda: 'Coral Reef Ecology' & 'Microbial Oceanography'

Chloe Newcomb Hodgetts Chloe.Nh at bios.edu
Wed Feb 15 08:40:47 EST 2012

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences offers 2 undergraduate/graduate Summer Courses - the application deadline for both is just one month away; March 15th.

Application forms and further info available here:  http://www.bios.edu/education/summer_courses.html

1. Microbial Oceanography: The Biogeochemistry, Ecology and Genomics of Oceanic Microbial Ecosystems - 17 June – 7 July 2012
Dr. Craig Carlson, The University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Stephen Giovannoni, Oregon State University
Dr. John Heidelberg, The University of Southern California
Dr. Craig E Nelson, University of California, Santa Barbara
The recent synthesis of biogeochemistry, microbiology and environmental genomics has made the marine water column one of the most exciting topics of modern ecological research. This course presents an integrated perspective, using a combination of lectures, laboratory experiments, bioinformatics laboratory exercises, and field trips to the open ocean and coral reefs, including an open-ocean research cruise aboard BIOS's new ship.

2. Coral Reef Ecology - 15 July - 5 August, 2012
Instructors: Dr. Samantha de Putron, BIOS and Dr Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley
The Coral Reef Ecology summer course at BIOS exposes the student to the reef ecosystem at all organizational levels, from physiological ecology through population biology, community structure to ecosystem dynamics, and ends with consideration of human impacts and climate change. The course has a large practical component, and the field surveys along with complementary laboratory analysis provide training in many techniques commonly used in coral reef research. The format and content of the course is geared to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. SCUBA certification required.

Any queries may be directed to education at bios.edu

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