Summer course at Shoals Marine Laboratory (Appledore Island, Maine)

Marine Environmental Science and Conservation

Prerequisites

One semester of college-level biology.

Dates

June 13, 2016 – June 27, 2016

Course Description

Students and staff motoring across Gosport Harbor from Appledore (home of Shoals Marine Lab) to a neighboring island. Students and staff motoring across Gosport Harbor from Appledore (home of Shoals Marine Lab) to a neighboring island. The ocean provides us with food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Wise management of its limited resources are critical for life on earth. This course focuses on the major principles of conservation biology and methods to bring human communities into a better relationship with marine resources: Coastal ecosystem processes; coastal biodiversity; threats to coastal ecosystems; species conservation; conserving ecosystem function and services. Projects: develop conservation management goals and actions for local application.

Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Seavey: Executive Director, Shoals Marine Laboratory
Dr. Jarrett Byrnes: Assistant Professor of Biology, UMass Boston
Dr. Justin McAlister: Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross

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