[MARMAM] Duke University Marine Lab 2012 Summer Term II Course: Marine Mammals

Helen Nearing hnearing at duke.edu
Mon Dec 5 12:49:45 PST 2011


Duke University Marine Lab 2012 Summer Term II Course: Marine Mammals

Dates: Summer Term II: 9 July - 10 August 2012
Course limit: 15 students (undergraduates, graduate students, professionals)
Application deadline (if applying for Global Fellowship): 15 February 2012
Application deadline (if applying for Tuition Scholarship): 1 April 2012
Application deadline (no funding support): 11 June 2012

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 the Summer Term II Integrated Marine Conservation Program,  a core course Biology 109/Environ 109/Environ 209 (Conservation  Biology and Policy) may be taken with Marine Mammals. Students are encouraged (but not required) to take both courses. Approximately seven Global Fellowships in Marine Conservation will be awarded on a competitive basis to international applicants, especially those from developing countries, and will fully cover travel expenses, room and board, and  tuition for both Biology 109/Environ 109/Environ 209 Conservation  Biology and Policy plus one specialized elective course subject to  availability. Specialized electives include: The 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<mailto:mL_admissions at nicholas.duke.edu> or hnearing at duke.edu<mailto:hnearing at duke.edu> (Tel: 252.504.7502)
For additional information specific to the Global Fellowship in Marine Conservation contact Rachel.Lopiccolo at duke.edu<mailto:Rachel.Lopiccolo at duke.edu>

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.uvic.ca/pipermail/marmam/attachments/20111205/2f9cf4d9/attachment.html>

More information about the MARMAM mailing list