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Marine Plankton Ecology (New Course) - Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Monday, June 18, 2018, 8:00 AM to Saturday, July 07, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
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Instructors: Dr. Astrid Schnetzer (NC State), Dr. Amy Maas (BIOS), and Dr. Leocadio Blanco-Bercial (BIOS) Marine phytoplankton and zooplankton are essential components of marine food webs and comprise of uniquely diverse organisms – from unicellular microalgae to bioluminescent gelatinous jellies. This course will examine taxonomy, functional diversity and the roles that phyto-and zooplankton play in marine food webs, from onshore habitats (i.e. coral reef) to the open ocean (Sargasso Sea). Students will gain hands-on experience sampling a broad range of plankton types during boat and shore-based excursions, conduct growth and feeding experiments using observational techniques and traditional microscopy. Lectures and laboratories will cover a broad range of relevant topics and ecological principles in plankton ecology. This course is for upper level undergraduate and graduate students. Prerequisites include moderate to advanced swimming ability and satisfactory standing in marine ecology courses. Course Fees and Expenses: $4,900 (tuition, room and board). Students can apply to BIOS for scholarships to assist with the course fee. The Summer Course Application Form, along with complete instructions, can be found one the website. Send the form along with all supporting documents as listed on the application to [email protected] by April 15 in order to receive full consideration. Letters of reference should be sent directly to the BIOS education email by referees ([email protected]). http://www.bios.edu/uploads/Summer-Course-Application-Form.pdf

Web Address of Course Info:
http://www.bios.edu/education/summer-courses/

Contact (Name and email):
BIOS University Programs ([email protected])