[Coral-List] 2016 Summer Courses at BIOS | 3 Weeks Left to Apply

Chloe Baron chloe.baron at bios.edu
Mon Mar 28 09:03:49 EDT 2016

Hello CoralList,

This is a reminder of our summer course application due date.  All students are eligible to apply for scholarships and may obtain academic credit for these courses, pending exchange of information between BIOS and the student's home institution.  The BIOS summer course application deadline is April 17th, 2016.

Modern Observational Oceanography  (July 4 - July 22)
Instructors: Prof. Nick Bates (BIOS & University of Southampton), Dr. Rod Johnson (BIOS), Dr. Andrew Peters (BIOS) and Ruth Curry (WHOI & BIOS) Modern Observational Oceanography integrates lectures, laboratory training, and fieldwork to introduce students to current research questions and the observational methods used to investigate them. Themes will include carbon and nutrient cycling, carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification, ocean-atmosphere interactions, and the spatial/temporal scales of physical ocean processes. Students will collect samples and utilize various sensors and instrumentation locally at the BIOS dock, on a 2-day research cruise aboard the R/V Atlantic Explorer, and through a small fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Coral Reef Ecology: Reef Response to Environmental Change (July 11 - July 29)
Instructors: Dr. Samantha de Putron (BIOS), Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley (BIOS) and Dr. Eric Hochberg (BIOS) This course explores the responses of coral reefs to environmental change and focuses on reef ecology from two fundamental perspectives: 1) reef biogeochemistry emphasizes the ecosystem processes of metabolism (primary production and respiration) and calcification, and 2) reef resilience emphasizes the processes of reproduction and recruitment. Lectures will be complemented with field and laboratory exercises. Students will gain experience in field techniques measuring metabolism and calcification, assessing recruitment recovery, monitoring bleaching, disease, and invasive species. Laboratory experiments will include coral fertilization, symbiosis and bleaching, and use of a flume mesocosm to investigate effects of temperature and acidification on metabolism and calcification of different types of reef communities.. of temperature and acidification on metabolism and calcification of different types of reef communities.

Ecology and Evolution of Reef Fishes (August 8 - August 26)
Instructors: Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley (BIOS) and Dr. Luiz Rocha (California Academy of Sciences) Fishes are among the most fascinating species in coral reef ecosystems, with staggering diversity in morphology, behavior, and ecology. This intensive field course examines the ecology and evolution of the diverse and healthy assemblage of reef fishes located on Bermuda's coral reefs, the most northerly coral reef system in the Atlantic. Lectures and laboratories cover a range of relevant topics and ecological principles in reef fish ecology, with a focus on systematics, anatomy, functional morphology, behavioral ecology and community structure. Students will gain hands-on experience in identification, field experimentation, behavioral observation, and molecular techniques, and will acquire skills in conducting underwater research.ch

BIOS Summer Courses - Application Deadline April 17th, 2016

Course details, application instructions and scholarship information are available on BIOS's summer course webpage www.bios.edu/education/summer-courses/.

Please contact us at education at bios.edu should you require additional information.

Chloé Baron
Administrative Assistant | University Programs
Librarian | E.L. Mark Memorial Library
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
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T 441 297 1880 x115

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