Field course in marine invertebrate zoology (USA) ~

22 de febrero de 2015

Field course in marine invertebrate zoology (USA)

Join us in at the Isle of Shoals off the coast of Maine this summer for :
(MEFB 630/BioSM 3730) Offered through University of New Hampshire and Cornell University


DATES: Monday, May 25 - Monday, June 8, 2015
CREDITS: 4 undergraduate credits from UNH; 3 undergraduate credits from Cornell University
FINANCIAL AID: available
Faculty: Dr. Paula Mikkelsen, Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY
                Jonah Morreale (TA), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
                Guest lecturers: Dr. James Morin, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Dr. Gregory Dietl, Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY

This course emphasizes hands-on learning through field and laboratory work.

An introduction to the biology and diversity of the major marine invertebrate groups, with an emphasis on field and laboratory techniques. Topics and methods include functional morphology through dissection, qualitative and quantitative biotic inventory, intertidal and shallow subtidal collecting (including dredging), zonation, biotic interactions, life histories, and behavior. Mollusks, crustaceans, echinoderms, and worms will be covered in depth; other phyla will be discussed as they are encountered in the field. In addition to field and laboratory assignments, students will develop original short-term research projects that demonstrate skills in research design, data collection and analysis, presentation, and preparation for publication. Appledore Island's unique location and varied temperate shallow-water habitats provide an excellent venue for the encounter of freshly collected, in situ representatives of more than 200 species during the 2-week course.

Though the water's a little cold, shallow water collecting on Appledore offers a wide variety of invertebrates to please the eye and expand your horizons. Promising lovely sea breezes, soothing background sound of surf and seagulls, and lots of slimy hands-on interaction! Sign up yourself, or pass the word!

No application fee.

Paula M. Mikkelsen, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science and Director of Publications
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University
Paleontological Research Institution
1259 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel. (607) 273-6623, ext. 20
Fax (607) 273-6620

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