[MARMAM] Duke University Marine Lab Summer Courses: Marine Mammals (July 8-August 9, 2019) - Beaufort, NC

Reny Tyson Moore rtysonmoore at mote.org
Thu Apr 4 17:56:41 PDT 2019


Greetings!

The Duke University Marine Lab is currently accepting enrollments for the
summer Marine Mammals course taught by Dr. Reny Tyson Moore, July 9- August
10, 2018. The mammals course may be taken concurrently with Conservation
Biology and Policy *or* Drones in Marine Biology, Ecology and Conservation.
See below for details.

*Marine Mammals (Reny Tyson Moore)** (Taught Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)*

This field-intensive course covers the biology, management and conservation
of marine mammals using a variety of tools including photo-identification,
bio-logging, bioacoustics, and genetic analysis.  Detailed consideration is
given to adaptation to a marine environment, ecology, history of
exploitation of the large whales, and conservation. Laboratory and field
exercises address behavior, ecology, and communication of local populations
of marine mammals. The course is suitable for both undergraduate and
graduate students. BIO 376LA (undergrad)/ENV 776LA (grad) 4 Duke credits.


*Conservation Biology & Policy (Rachel Gittman)** (Taught Tuesday & Friday)*
Immersion in marine conservation biology and policy. Basic tools of marine
conservation for 21st Century society intertwined with current issue
modules (e.g., fisheries/aquaculture). Hands-on, team-based, experiential
learning w/meaningful faculty-student engagement. Phenomena affecting
maintenance and loss of biodiversity (climate change, habitat destruction);
key concepts of social science and law for instituting conservation policy;
unique experiential learning highlighting ecological, economic, cultural,
and institutional complexity associated with current conservation issues.
BIO 270A (undergraduate)/BIO709A (grad). 3 Duke credits.



*Drones in Marine Biology, Ecology and Conservation (David Johnston) **(Taught
Tuesday & Friday)*
Includes a full overview of past and emerging applications for ecology and
biology of marine species and coastal habitats with in-depth discussion on
future of drone applications in coastal biological and ecological research.
Comprehensive exploration of current drone technologies, including
detection limits of target species, payload selection, operational
procedures aeronautical concepts, rules and regulations, safety, mission
planning, aircraft design, maintenance, data collection, management and
analysis. Biological and technical lab components tailored to student
interests: Active participation in megafaunal or environmental research and
data analysis.  Building, operating and maintaining aircraft, programming
for manual and autonomous flight. The use of unoccupied aircraft systems
 (UAS) is changing how marine scientists collect data on animals and the
environments they inhabit.  This course introduces students to the basics
of using UAS in marine environments, presenting examples of existing and
emerging applications, detailing the types of sensors used for marine
applications, describes the sampling complexities of the marine
environment, and provides and overview of typical workflows and data
management. Details on regulatory and permitting requirements to fly UAS
and legally and safely are also covered. The lab portion of the course will
focus on basic aeronautics, flight planning and simulations, and the
design, assembly, operation and maintenance of unoccupied aerial vehicles. ENV
335A (undergrad) /735A (grad). 3 Duke credits. For additional information
on Duke’s new Marine Robotics & Remote Sensing Facility, visit the website
<http://superpod.ml.duke.edu/uas/>.


Please visit our web pages for additional information:
· For graduate students:
https://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/graduate/summerII
· For undergraduate students:
https://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/undergraduate/summerII
· To enroll: contact Katie Wood (katie.wood at duke.edu)
* *Students will receive a Duke University transcript at the conclusion of
the course.*

Tuition & Fees:
https://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/undergraduate/tuition-fees#Summer%20Costs
A limited number of tuition scholarships are available (deadline for
submission is Friday, May 24):
https://nicholas.duke.edu/marinelab/programs/undergraduate/financial-assistance#tuition


-- 
Reny Tyson Moore, PhD
Staff Scientist
Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
Chicago Zoological Society

(352) 408-6018 cell
rtysonmoore at mote.org <rtyson at mote.org>
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