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Marine Plankton Ecology - Summer Course - Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 8:00 AM to Saturday, August 03, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT
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Marine plankton are essential components of marine food webs and are comprised of a vast diversity of organisms – from prokaryotic unicellular organisms to bioluminescent gelatinous jellies. This course will examine taxonomy, functional diversity and the roles that plankton 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, apply modern optical, molecular and physiological tools and traditional microscopy all while honing their observational techniques. 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 fee: $4,900 (includes tuition, room and board). Students can apply to BIOS for scholarships to assist with the course fee. Instructors: Dr. Amy Maas (BIOS), and Dr. Leocadio Blanco-Bercial (BIOS)

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