Tropical Marine Ecology Course Announcement

Marine Ecology Course Announcement-2008

Tropical Marine Ecology of the Florida Keys, Everglades & Bahamas

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Marine Ecology Course Announcement & Brief Description

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Tropical Marine Ecology of the Florida Keys, Everglades and San Salvador, Bahamas

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Geology 413/513--June 10-June 24, 2008

  • Prerequisites: Two natural science courses or permission of instructor
  • Credit hours: 5
  • Instructor: Dr. Hays Cummins
  • Location: Everglades and Florida Keys, then San Salvador, Bahamas at the Gerace Research Center (formerly the Bahamian Field Station)
  • When: mid June
  • Additional Fees: circa $675

Focus: Tropical Marine Ecology is being offered to introduce both undergraduate and graduate students to the present and past ecologic environments of the Bahamas, Everglades and Florida Keys. Topics will be covered from an interdisciplinary perspective and students should have a keen interest in natural science. Quite simply, we will learn by doing. We will look, discuss, ask questions, reflect, and look again! It is possible you will learn more in this field course than you will in a semester back at Miami!

We will explore:

Days are spent in the field making observations and responding to questions and what I call "ecosystem challenges." Field notebooks and underwater slates will be provided. We will examine coral reef and grassbed ecology, taxonomy of vertebrates, invertebrates and flora (of coral reefs, lagoons and tidal flats), climate, and many physical aspects of marine ecology. Measurements and interpretation of environmental parameters (currents, tides, dissolved oxygen, pH, Eh, salinity, and temperature), sedimentology, and the statistical analyses of ecologic data will be performed using modern instrumentation and computers. Group and individual projects concerning biologic and physical analyses of select marine environments will be performed. We'll spend lots of time in the water, swimming and snorkeling. SCUBA opportunities will be available throughout the trip.

Nights are spent in laboratory work, discussion groups, lectures and astronomic observations using a telescope.

Class Mix: My goal is to have a class with a healthy variety of undergraduate majors, graduate students, and teachers that are eager to contribute and learn about these ecosystems. People from other universities, states or countries are encouraged to attend!

Where: San Salvador, Bahamas, Everglades and Florida Keys

Prerequisites: Strong desire to learn and two natural science courses. Limited scholarships are available. Maximum enrollment: 20.

CREDIT: 5 semester hours

COST:$675 plus tuition and fees for 5 credit hours of Miami University Registration

GLG 413/513- Course Economics

Credits

Tuition

Rm & Board

Out-of-State Fees-(If applicable)

Geology

5 hours

$1367.50-UG

$1400.50-Grad

$675 $799.50

REGISTRATION:Reserve a spot by contacting me at 513-529-1338. First come - first served.

Would you like to ENROLL? Contact:Hays Cummins

School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Miami University

Oxford, Ohio 45056 513-529-1338

Important Course Websites

Marine Ecology Syllabus
Multimedia
Papers/Research
Other
Miscellaneous
Course Syllabus, pg 1 Images and Movies, pg 1 Papers/Research 2003 LISTserve Course Starting Points
Course Syllabus, pg 2 Images and Movies, pg 2 Papers/Research 2002 Contact Numbers Streaming Videos

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TROPICAL ECOSYSTEM FIELD COURSES

Hays' Marine Ecology Images and Movies Ohio Bird Photo Collection | Tropical Bird Collection | Costa Rica Image Collection | Edge of the Farm Conservation Area | Hays' Tarantula Page | Local Watershed Fish Studies| Wildflowers, Arthropods, ETC in SW Ohio | Earth Science Resources | Astronomy Links | Global Change | Marine Ecology "Creature Study Guide" |

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