[MARMAM] Summer Marine Mammals Course
Tara M. Cox
tara.cox at duke.edu
Wed Dec 6 10:13:14 PST 2006
Please direct inquiries to mL_admissions at nicholas.duke.edu (Tel:
Duke University Marine Lab 2007 Summer Course: Marine Mammals
Dates: Summer Term II: 9 July - 10 August 2007
Course limit: 15 students (undergraduates, graduate students, professionals)
Application deadline (if applying for Global Fellowship): 15 February 2007
Application deadline (if applying for Tuition Scholarship): 1 April 2007
Application deadline (no funding support): 10 June 2007
The Duke University Marine Laboratory invites applications to its summer
course on the biology of marine mammals. Topics covered include the ecology,
behavior, management and conservation of marine mammals, with emphasis
study of the local population of bottlenose dolphins.
This is a field and laboratory-intensive course designed to provide
experience with research techniques such as photo-identification and
mark-recapture analysis, sampling prey distribution and abundance,
sampling techniques, acoustic recording and analysis, and dissection
As part of Summer Term's II Integrated Marine Conservation Program, a core
course BIO 109/ENV 209 (Conservation Biology and Policy) may be taken with
Marine Mammals. Students are encouraged (but not required) to take both
courses. Approximately ten Global Fellowships in Marine Conservation will be
awarded on a competitive basis to international students, especially
developing countries, and will fully cover travel expenses, room and
tuition for both BIO 109/ENV 209 Conservation Biology and Policy plus one
elective course subject to availability. Electives include: Biology and
Conservation of Sea Turtles; Marine Mammals; Marine Ecology; Marine
Invertebrate Zoology; Marine Policy; and Independent Research.
Experience the beautiful North Carolina coast! Join students from all
world in participating in this unique summer session experience.
limited, apply early!
For more information: mL_admissions at nicholas.duke.edu (Tel: 252.504.7502).
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