[Coral-List] Summer courses in marine science

Paulay,Gustav paulay at flmnh.ufl.edu
Thu Mar 5 22:32:34 EST 2015

Dear All - Please excuse the cross posting.  Sending this out on behalf of FHL.  Cheers - Gustav Paulay

Friday Harbor Laboratories. Summer Quarter 2015. Space is still available and applications are still being accepted for the courses listed below (other courses are full). Each course is offered for 9 credits. For application form, fees, and additional course information, see http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/
Summer Session A (June 15 - July 17).

*         Marine Invertebrate Zoology (FHL/BIOL 432). This course takes advantage of the rich marine biota of the Friday Harbor region to teach the principles of invertebrate organization and biodiversity. It emphasizes comparative study of form and function in phylogenetic and ecological contexts.

*         Comparative Invertebrate Embryology (FHL/BIOL 536). This course uses hands-on lab experience to introduce students to the great diversity of developmental modes and processes found among marine invertebrates, bridging cell and molecular approaches with ecological and evolutionary approaches.

*         Sensory Biology & Behavior of Fishes (FHL 528A). This five-week graduate course will focus on the comparative exploration of the sensory mechanisms that control behaviors necessary for survival and reproduction in fishes.

Summer Session B (July 20 - Aug. 21).

*         Ecology & Conservation of Marine Birds & Mammals (FHL/FISH 492). This intensive, field-based course offers students the opportunity to learn first-hand about the marine birds and mammals of the Salish Sea including the conservation problems they face, and the research skills needed to study them.

*         Ocean Acidification (FHL 568A). This course will encompass interactive workshops and discussions of key OA issues and literature. Laboratory exercises will focus on design and analysis of biological experiments, building skills that will then be used to carry out individual lab and field projects.

*         Ecology Between & Below Pacific Tides (FHL 568B). This unique course will focus on both intertidal and subtidal ecological theory and methods, bringing together instructors from multiple fields of marine ecology. The course has two tracks, one that includes AAUS certification for SCUBA divers interested in scientific diving, and the other for non-divers interested in field ecology and laboratory experiments.

PRACTICAL COMPUTING FOR BIOLOGISTS (AND OTHER SCIENTISTS) <http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/studentSummer2015.html#SumB-xxxx> (Aug 10 - 21). This course covers some of the simple but powerful skills that all scientists should know in a world of increasingly complex analyses. It is based on the book Practical Computing for Biologists, from Sinauer Associates, written by the instructors.

ANNELID DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION<http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/studentSummer2015.html#SumB-xxx> (Aug. 24 - Sep. 11, application deadline March 15). This course will focus on annelid diversity at the organismal level by integrating three key areas; functional morphology, phylogenetic theory, and genomic resources. We will explore these topics on time scales that span the history of the group on the planet.

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