[MARMAM] Forensics and Marine Vertebrate courses

Laurie Johnson lhj1 at cornell.edu
Thu Jan 11 07:02:05 PST 2007

The Shoals Marine Laboratory Director Willy Bemis would like to 
announce the following courses:

Forensic Science for Marine Biologists: August 13-20, 2007
Forensic science represents the unique merging of scientific insight 
and the law.  Forensic Science for Marine Biologists provides a 
field-oriented introduction to the forensic science domain and the 
utilization of marine biology within the justice system. Students 
receive comprehensive instruction concerning the recognition, 
documentation, collection, and preservation of physical evidence. 
Additionally, students develop practical incident response, scene 
management, and forensic teamwork skills.

Dr. Wayne D. Lord, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dr. Romona Haebler, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Robert D. Kenney, Graduate School of Oceanography, URI
Dr. William C. Rodriguez, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Dr. Inga F. Sidor, Veterinary Pathologist, Mystic Aquarium

Marine Vertebrates: July 23-August 13, 2007
A course in marine vertebrate biology emphasizing laboratory studies, 
field collections or observations, and reading from current 
literature. General topics will include vertebrate evolution, 
ecology, conservation, and management of existing marine vertebrate 
populations. Special emphasis on Gulf of Maine species and their 
complex inter-relationships, with critical analysis of current issues 
in management including national and international economic and 
political aspects. The general curriculum is subdivided into three 
categories: (1) Systematics of Gulf of Maine fishes, elasmobranch 
biology, teleost skeleto-muscular structure and function, population 
biology and contemporary Gulf of Maine fisheries; (2) Biology of 
marine reptiles and birds, ecology and conservation of sea turtles, 
avian adaptations to life at sea and coloniality in sea birds; (3) 
Evolution and systematics of marine mammals, marine mammal anatomy, 
sensory biology and diving physiology, cetacean feeding behavior and 

Dr. John B. Heiser, Cornell University

For application and scholarship information, see the SML web site at: 
or email SML admissions: LHJ1 at CORNELL.EDU

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