[MARMAM] Duke Marine Lab Summer Marine Mammal Course

Caroline Good cpg2 at duke.edu
Sat Nov 10 07:37:57 PST 2007

The Duke University Marine Laboratory invites applications to its summer
field course on the biology of marine mammals. Topics covered include the
ecology, behavior, management and conservation of marine mammals, with
emphasis on field study of the local population of bottlenose dolphins.


Dates: Summer Term II: 7 July - 8 August 2008 Course limit: 15 students
(undergraduates, graduate students, professionals)

Application deadline (if applying for Global Fellowship): 15 February 2008

Application deadline (if applying for Tuition Scholarship): 1 April 2008

Application deadline (no funding support): 8 June 2008


This is a field and laboratory-intensive course designed to provide
first-hand experience with research techniques such as photo-identification
and mark-recapture analysis, sampling prey distribution and abundance,
behavioral sampling techniques, acoustic recording and analysis, and
dissection techniques. 


As part of Summer Term 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 those
from developing countries, and will fully cover travel expenses, room and
board, 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; and Independent Research.


Experience the beautiful North Carolina coast! Join students from all over
the world in participating in this unique summer session experience.
Enrollment is limited, apply early!


For more information: mL_admissions at nicholas.duke.edu (Tel:252.504.7502).






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