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FAU Marine Science and Oceanography Graduate Degree Program - Florida Atlantic University - Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
FAU Now Accepting Applications for New Marine Science and Oceanography Graduate Degree Program Florida Atlantic University is now accepting applications for a new program that provides an unprecedented opportunity for graduate students to earn a ...


Coastal Ocean Science Academy - Northeastern University Marine Science Center
The Coastal Ocean Science Academy (COSA) is a marine science summer day program that aims to introduce and connect young people to local marine and coastal habitats and the factors that shape them. The program is based at MSC’s campus on the rocky ...


Aquaculture Laboratory - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
FW 498/598. AQUACULTURE LABORATORY (3 credits). Biology and culture requirements of fish, shellfish, and algae. Emphasis on laboratory culture techniques and practical experience in handling organisms. 3 week ...


Statistical Analyses for Oceanographic and Fisheries Data Using R - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
OC 499/599. STATISTICAL ANALYSES FOR OCEANOGRAPHIC AND FISHERIES DATA USING R (3 credits). This course is designed to familiarize students with data mining, visualization, and the most commonly used statistical analyses in fisheries oceanography ...


Field Methods for Marine Research - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
FW 493. FIELD METHODS FOR MARINE RESEARCH (3 credits). The primary focus is providing hands-on experience in a small class exploring various field sampling methodologies, research planning logistics, and field operations in estuary and nearshore ...


Marine and Estuarine Invertebrate Zoology - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
Z 461/561. MARINE AND ESTUARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (4 credit). Comparative survey of eight major invertebrate phyla and many lesser-known phyla. Areas of emphasis will be 1) invertebrate identification, 2) natural history (diversity, habitat, ...


Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Birds - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
FW 331. ECOLOGY OF MARINE AND ESTUARINE BIRDS (4 credits). Focusing on how marine and estuarine birds are adapted for life at sea. Topics include morphology, physiology, foraging ecology, and biogeography as well as introductory oceanography. ...


Photographic Field Studies - Oregon State University Main Campus and Hatfield Marine Science Center
ART 399/499. Photographic Field Studies (4 credits). Take in the unique Oregon coastal scenery and develop and refine your photography skills. This 4-credit course is a portfolio-based intensive class that is held at the Oregon coast once per week. ...


Biological Oceanography - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
OC 440. BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (4 credits). An advanced examination of the ocean as an ecosystem with emphasis on the processes affecting the production and structure of oceanic communities. Starting with the physical and chemical characteristics ...


Aquatic Biological Invasions - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
BI/FW 421 and FW 521. AQUATIC BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS (4 credits). An overview of the background, theory, evolution, ecology, politics and conservation of invasions by introduced species in aquatic ...


Field Methods in Marine Ecology Laboratory - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
BI 373. FIELD METHODS IN MARINE ECOLOGY (3 credits). Exposure to research methods used in field studies of the marine rocky intertidal ecosystem. Research projects and writing exercises provide students with hands-on experience of collecting, ...


Lab: Field Techniques in Marine Mammals Conservation - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
FW 301. FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR MARINE MAMMAL CONSERVATION (1 credit). A laboratory and hands-on experience covering field techniques, computer software for data organization and analyses, and understanding the practical management conservation ...


Biology and Conservation of Marine Mammals - Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center
BI/FW 302. BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS (4 credits). An examination of the biology of whales, pinnipeds, and other marine mammals, include general adaptations to a marine existence; systematics and biogeography; reproduction; diving ...


Salt Marsh Ecology - Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This field experience transports middle and high school students to a local salt marsh and through hands-on activities, students learn basic ecological principles, local Gulf coast flora and fauna, how scientists collect data, the value of the salt ...


ROVing the Gulf - Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This field experience allows middle and high school students the opportunity to design and build their own ROV, fly their ROV in a pool or marine environment all while learning about the deep environments of the Gulf of Mexico. All our field ...


Introduction to Neurobiology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Students will be introduced to the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of marine invertebrates and vertebrates. The following aspects of neurobiology will be covered in lectures and laboratory exercises: neurons and glia; passive properties of neurons; ...


Ocean Acoustics and its application in Oceanography - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course gives a practical guide to learn acoustic propagation basics and acoustical applications in oceanography. It focuses on basic principles, usage of acoustic models and tools, and hands-on practices, instead of lengthy theoretical ...


Sea Level Change - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course is an overview of sea level change over geologic time with emphasis on the geologic and climatic mechanisms of change, evidence of past sea level changes, and the impact of expected sea level changes. Topics include: global climate ...


Marine Vertebrate Zoology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
A survey of marine fishes, reptiles and mammals, with an in-depth comprehensive treatment of their systematics, zoogeography and ecology. Field and laboratory work will stress the vertebrate fauna of the northern Gulf of Mexico and most of the ...


Marine Geology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
A study of the geology of the ocean basins, with special emphasis on the continental shelves, their sediments and the sedimentary processes at work there with emphasis on the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Field trips will be taken to study beach ...


Marine Ecology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This advanced course is open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. The class will study marine organisms as they interact with each other and their environment, and examine ecological theories and the experimental basis of our current ...


Coastal Birds of Alabama - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course highlights the diverse coastal birdlife of northern Gulf of Mexico. With a focus on the study of avian ecology in the field, this class will include a significant emphasis on the use of both sight and sound as means of field ...


Marine Invertebrate Zoology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course surveys the morphology, natural history and evolutionary relationships of the marine invertebrates. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises and extended field trips. ...


Marine Conservation Biology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This advanced course is open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. This course will explore the major threats to marine biodiversity as well as the pros and cons of the potential solutions to these threats. Students will participate in ...


Introduction to Oceanography - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course provides a general introduction to the physics, chemistry, geology and biology of the ocean and introduces the student to the interrelationships between these factors in the world’s oceans. Field trips in Mobile Bay and near-coastal Gulf ...


Marine Biology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
A general survey of marine plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, the communities they form and the physical and chemical factors that influence them. Field trips include marsh, seagrass, and dune habitats. Sampling from research vessels and ...


Marine Restoration Ecology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course, designed for undergraduate and graduate students, will provide an overview of the scientific and technical principles of marine habitat restoration. We will discuss the role of key ecological concepts in restoration, and the role of ...


Marine Aquaculture - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course will introduce students to techniques in live animal culture with an emphasis on basic principles that can be applied to the culture of any organism for research, display or commercial profit. Topics discussed will include: water ...


Marine Ecology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This advanced course is open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. The class will study marine organisms as they interact with each other and their environment, and examine ecological theories and the experimental basis of our current ...


Marine Botany - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
A general survey of marine algae (microscopic and macroscopic), as well as salt marsh vegetation, mangroves, seagrasses and maritime forest communities. Lectures will emphasize identification, distribution, structure, ecology and physiology. ...


Marine Biology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
A general survey of marine plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, the communities they form and the physical and chemical factors that influence them. Field trips include marsh, seagrass, and dune habitats. Sampling from research vessels and ...


Hurricanes of the Gulf Coast - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This is an introductory survey course on hurricanes with emphasis on hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. Topics include: 1) the hurricane problem along the Gulf Coast and a review of some of the infamous Gulf Coast hurricanes of the last 150 years; 2) ...


Shark and Ray Biology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course will provide an introduction to the biology of sharks and rays, with special emphasis on regional shark fauna and field techniques. Topics to be covered include chondrichthyan origin, systematics, sensory biology, locomotion, food ...


Marine Mammals - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course will cover the evolutionary history, taxonomy/classification, anatomy, physiology, behavior and conservation/ management issues of marine mammals (cetaceans, pinnipeds, mustelids, sirenians and the polar bear). In addition, research ...


Marine Behavioral Ecology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
The course examines how animal behavior is influenced by and interacts with its environment, and the ecological and evolutionary significance of these behaviors in a marine setting. Students will learn principles of behavioral ecology as they relate ...


Introduction to Oceanography - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course provides a general introduction to the physics, chemistry, geology and biology of the ocean. Students will approach the material with an interdisciplinary mindset and learn how to examine the ocean as an integrative system. A blend of ...


Coastal Wetland Ecology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course will focus on coastal and nearshore wetland areas, with an emphasis on the biogeochemical processes that occur within, and issues that threaten and protect these important resources. Wetlands not only provide critical habitat for many ...


Marine Ichthyology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Marine Ichthyology, a heavily field-based course, challenges students to actively seek out, gather, organize, and identify fishes from the Gulf of Mexico, including daily or overnight trips in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas plus ...


Shellfish Aquaculture of the Gulf of Mexico - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course will provide students with an overview of the various types of shellfish aquaculture practiced in the Gulf of Mexico, both for public stock enhancement and private production. Students will gain a broader understanding of the scale and ...


Shark and Ray Biology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course will provide an introduction to the biology of sharks and rays, with special emphasis on regional shark fauna and field techniques. Topics to be covered include chondrichthyan origin, systematics, sensory biology, locomotion, food ...


Plankton Biology - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course will examine all classes of plankton: microbial; phytoplankton; and zooplankton, with emphasis on the gelata, copeods and planktonic larvae. At least one field trip will be at night, and one or more trips will take the students offshore. ...


Ecology of the Florida Everglades - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This course examines the natural history and ecology of the world’s rarest and most endangered wilderness area. The course will consist of a week of lectures and discussions focusing on the history, geology, hydrology, and biota of this system, ...


Dolphins and Whales - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This class will be an introduction to the biology of cetaceans (toothed and baleen whales). Topics covered will include evolution, taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, genetics, behavior, and conservation related to species within this Order. Lab ...


Biology and Conservation of Marine Turtles - MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab
This introductory course will provide an overview of the biology and conservation of marine turtles. Topics to be covered include the identification, distribution, nesting behavior, migratory behavior, feeding ecology, population biology and ...


Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago - Friday Harbor Labs
Now in its 14th year, this very successful apprenticeship, Pelagic Ecosystem Function (PEF), uses the natural laboratory of the waters in the San Juan Archipelago to investigate the workings of a unique pelagic (open water) ecosystem. Friday Harbor ...


BIOLOGY 273LA. Marine Ecology - Duke University Marine Laboratory
BIOLOGY 273LA. Marine Ecology (Graduate # Biology 773LA) Factors that influence the distribution, abundance, and diversity of marine organisms. Course structure integrates lectures, field excursions, lab exercises and an independent project. ...


LIT 390SA.Picturing Nature: Photography And Theory - Duke University Marine Laboratory
LIT 390SA. Picturing Nature: Photography And Theory In this course, students will develop a solid foundation in visual theory and environmental theory, responding through the practice of photography. Part of class will be devoted to discussing ...


BIO 175LA. Introductory Marine Biology - Duke University Marine Laboratory
This course focuses on the biology of marine systems, emphasizing field experiences and hands-on activities. It begins with basic physical characteristics of the world’s oceans and the basic processes of life. It then covers diversity of life in ...


Marine Conservation Summer Institute - Duke University Marine Laboratory
For registration purposes, undergraduates enrolling in the Marine Conservation Summer Institute will enroll in both of the following two courses: Graduate Course #: Environ 746A Environ 346A/Pubpol 246A Marine Conservation Policy – a ...










 






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