[MARMAM] Duke University Marine Lab 2009 Summer Course: Marine Mammals

Dave Johnston david.johnston at duke.edu
Thu Dec 11 18:18:19 PST 2008

Duke University Marine Lab 2009 Summer Course: Marine Mammals

Dates: Summer Term II: 6 July - 7 August 2009

Course limit: 15 students (undergraduates, graduate students,  
professionals) Application deadline (if applying for Global  
Fellowship): 15 February 2009 Application deadline (if applying for  
Tuition Scholarship): 1 April 2009
Application deadline (no funding support): 8 June 2009

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.

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, line transect surveys and  
distance sampling, sampling prey distribution and abundance,  
behavioral sampling techniques, acoustic recording and analysis, and  
necropsy techniques. The course is taught by Dr. David Johnston.

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:  




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