Extractions: Website: lifesci.ucsb.edu/EEMB (will open in a new browser window) Department Chair: Roger Nisbet Index: Overview ... Graduate Courses Faculty Alice L. Alldredge , Ph.D., UC Davis, Professor (marine biology) Mark A. Brzezinski , Ph.D., Oregon State University, Professor (biological oceanography) Craig Carlson , Ph.D., University of Maryland, Assistant Professor (marine microbial ecology) David J. Chapman , Ph.D., UC San Diego, Professor (phycology, biochemical evolution) James J. Childress , Ph.D., Stanford University, Professor (ecological physiology) Peter M. Collins , Ph.D., University of London, Professor (endocrinology) Scott D. Cooper , Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Professor (aquatic ecology and limnology) John A. Endler
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Courses In Biology marine biology courses. courses in biology. BIOL 100. Biological Principles and the Human Environment. 3 cr. Survey of biology emphasizing present and future relationships of humans to their environment. 2 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab per wk. prepare educational programs for museums, nature centers, and schools; for teachers and those interested in museums or http://www.uwsp.edu/news/uwspcatalog/cbiology.htm
Extractions: BIOL 100. Biological Principles and the Human Environment. 3 cr. Survey of biology emphasizing present and future relationships of humans to their environment. 2 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab per wk. No credit given for GDR or graduation if Biology 101 is also taken. Not accepted for biology major or minor . GDR:NS BIOL 101. General Biology. 5 cr. Biological principles; survey wide variety of plant and animal life. 3 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab per wk. Addl evening test sections for major exams. GDR:NS BIOL 130. Introduction to Plant Biology. 5 cr. General biological principles with emphasis on growth, reproduction, structure, and functions of plants; study morphology (form and structure) of typical plants. 3 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab per wk. GDR:NS BIOL 140. Edible and Poisonous Plants. 2 cr. Identify edible and poisonous plants, especially local wild species of higher plants; nutritional values and toxic components. 1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab per wk. BIOL 160. Introduction to Animal Biology.
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Extractions: MARINE BIOLOGY and MARINE FISHERIES The Marine Biology Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Marine Biology (MARB) and Marine Fisheries (MARF). Both degrees provide student with a broad background in biological sciences in addition to instruction and field experience in marine biology. Each degree program also includes courses in such relevant fields as chemistry, physics, mathematics and geology. MARB and MARF students receive an excellent education in the biology of all basic groups of organisms (plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and microorganisms) as well as in the latest developments in molecular biology, physiology and developmental biology and ecology. Students in the MARB-License Option Program participate in the U.S. Merchant Marine Corps of Cadets where they learn to operate and maintain an ocean-going vessel. In addition to classroom and field training during the school year, MARB-LO students sail aboard a training vessel on three summer cruises to foreign ports. These graduates are particularly qualified to serve as officers on research vessels where an understanding of the scientific purpose of the voyage is required. Students also will be qualified to sit for the examination for a license as a Third Mate, Oceans Unlimited in the U.S. Merchant Marine.
Extractions: Sources for Information on Careers in Biology, Conservation, and Oceanography The National Museum of Natural History receives numerous requests for information on careers in the biological sciences. This pamphlet provides a listing of the career guidance leaflets published by the professional scientific societies as well as United States Government publications on careers in biology, conservation, and oceanography. Other sources for career information are also included. Many of the publications listed contain bibliographies and suggest additional sources for career guidance. Information on career fields not listed can be obtained by writing to the pertinent professional scientific society. For the names and addresses of such societies consult the Encyclopedia of Associations, National Organizations of the U.S., 28th edition, l994. This encyclopedia is available at most large public libraries. BIOLOGY General information A Greatly Improved Outlook for College Graduates: An Update to the Year 2000. 1989. 8 pp. leaflet, No. 165V. $1.25. Describes employment opportunities for college graduates in the coming decade. Department of Labor. Available from R. Woods, Consumer Information Center-L, P.O. Box 100, Pueblo, CO 81002
Careers In Marine Biology CAREERS IN marine biology OUTLOOKS. The Southwest Fisheries Science Center, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations ( WHAT schools OFFER marine biology PROGRAMS? Many colleges and universities offer For marine biological careers, preparatory courses in basic biology, zoology, chemistry, physics http://swfsc.ucsd.edu/publications/careers.htm
Extractions: CAREERS IN MARINE BIOLOGY: OUTLOOKS The Southwest Fisheries Science Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service in La Jolla, California, often gets requests for information on marine biology careers. The following was prepared in answer to the most frequently asked questions. WHAT DOES A MARINE BIOLOGIST/SCIENTIST DO? Although many people today are familiar with the term "marine biologist," most don't realize that, in reality, the job title of marine biologist rarely exists. The term is actually used for many disciplines and jobs in the marine sciences which deal with the study of marine life, not just for those which deal with the physical properties of the seathough many biologists study both. So a marine biologist might be a biological technician, ichthyologist, fishery biologist, marine mammalogist, microbiologist, systems analyst, or a mathematician. Even economists and sociologists, who deal with living marine resource issues, are found within the so-called field of marine biology. In addition, other marine scientists concern themselves exclusively with the physical and chemical aspects of the sea, such as physicists, hydrologists, and physical oceanographers. WHAT SCHOOLS OFFER MARINE BIOLOGY PROGRAMS?
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Extractions: From Simone, Chicago IL Marine Biology Schools I f you want to become a marine biologist, my suggestion would be to get a college degree in biology. Although many good schools offer bachelor degrees in marine biology, it is better to get a good basis in ecological science, as well as chemistry, and then pursue a masters or PhD in marine biology. During college, you should take marine-related courses, and pursue semesters abroad and summer courses in marine biology. You should also probably get certified as a scuba diver at some point. It's really fun and helps a lot when you are doing research underwater.
Extractions: About Background News How to Find Us Facilities ... Printable Version Commencing 24th February 2004 If you’ve enjoyed the "Blue Planet" and want to learn more, this is the course for you! An 8 week evening course covering the biology of coral reefs, deep seas, hydrothermal vents, rocky and sandy shores and the open ocean. The course includes a shore visit, and practical laboratory experience. No previous biology study is required! This is ideal for anyone who has an interest in marine biology; whether you are a diver who would like to know more about the science behind the organisms you observe, or a teacher who would like to put a marine slant on their ecology teaching, or simply just curious. AS and A2-level students would also benefit!
Extractions: Congratulations! Many career opportunities are now available to you. There are jobs available at marine laboratories, both public and private, in industry, and with state and local governments. Many students opt for a graduate degree in Marine Biology, which opens up even more career paths. Admission to graduate school is competitive and is based on a number of factors including undergraduate GPA (grade point average) as well as GRE (Graduate Record Examination) entrance scores. Many graduate schools offer assistantships to help defray the cost of a graduate education.
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Extractions: Select a Major Aquaculture General Biology Ecology Marine Biology Molecular Biology PreProf. Biology Marine Biology spans a broad range of biological investigations, including the study and experimental use of marine organisms like mammals, fish, crustaceans, corals, molluscs, sea grasses algae, and echinoderms What do Marine Biology Majors study? Started in 1971, Florida Tech's undergraduate marine biology program was one of the first of its kind in the United States. Students are provided with a strong background in general biology, such as biometry, genetics and biochemistry, along with specialized courses that focus on the biology and ecology of marine organisms including Invertebrate Zoology, Fish Biology, Marine Biology, Marine Ecology, Marine Mammals and summer field courses in Australia and the Bahamas.
Extractions: Editor's Introduction All in all, An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is a commendable text. The taxonomic-overview chapter is poor, but the bulk of the book especially the material dealing with marine ecology and the effects of human activities on marine ecosystems is admirable. In a high-school setting, An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life can serve as the textbook for an honors course or an advanced-placement course. from The Textbook Letter, September-October 1992 An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life in Marine Ecosystems Wm. C. Brown's An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Life is similar, in many ways, to Mosby's Marine Biology, the book that I reviewed in the March-April issue of The Textbook Letter. Each book is well written, competently researched, and comprehensive in its coverage of organismal biology, ecology, and the effects of human activities on marine environments. Each shows considerable variation in the quality of the illustrations that augment its text. Each has a good glossary and provides good reference materials. More to the point, each book has its own strengths and weaknesses, and neither really outshines the other in overall quality or in its suitability for use in a high-school honors course or an advanced-placement course. I would recommend either one to the teacher of such a course, for both are good books. With a few exceptions, the differences between the two have more to do with style than with content, and a teacher can pick the one that more closely fits the course outline that the teacher has developed.
Extractions: Faculty Home Introduction Study options The School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate study options. Undergraduate degrees generally take 3-3.5 years, with the possibility of an additional honours year if grades are sufficient. There are a number of postgraduate courses available within the school, taking between 1 and 3-4 years to complete. Undergraduate courses Postgraduate courses Bachelor of science (BSc) Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (GCertResMeth) Bachelor of science with Honours (BSc (hons)) Graduate Diploma of Research Methods (GDipResMeth) ... Graduate Diploma of Science (GDipSc) Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) Coursework or Research Master of Science by Research (MSc) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Internships And Courses 1999-2000 New York Area Shipboard Course for High School Science Teachers contactLou Siegel. Oregon Inst. of marine biology Summer courses. http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/intern99.html
Extractions: INTERNSHIPS AND COURSES 2003-2004 Note: Some links are from last summer Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Vancouver Island, Canada: Summer Courses Belize: Summer Courses in Tropical Marine Ecology, University College of Belize Marine Research Center, Calabash Caye, Belize Bermuda Biological Station: College and Professional courses Bermuda Biological Station Course: "Chemosensory Neurobiology in the Marine Environment" June 2004 - contact Charles Derby or apply to Bermuda Biol. Stn. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science Internships Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science Summer Courses Bimini Biological Station-Lemon Shark Research Blakely Island Field Station, Washington: Summer courses Blue Ocean Society Internships Carribean Marine Research Center, Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas Central Caribbean Marine Institute - Summer Programs and Coral Reef Internship Columbia Univ. Summer Course - Gulf of California Dalhousie University - Seaside Summer Courses Dauphin Island Sea Lab Internships, summer and fall Delaware: Summer Internships Dominica: Institute of Tropical Marine Ecology - courses Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina: Summer Courses, Bermuda Spring Term
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Extractions: SOME COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT A MARINE BIOLOGY CAREER 1. What, in your opinion, are the disadvantages of being a Marine Biologist? Don't see any real disadvantages at all. Can't complain about freedom (a fair amount), opportunities (lots in everything from government to teaching to popular book writing) 2. What, in your opinion, are the advantages of being a Marine Biologist? Advantages include doing what you love to do; travel, often to fascinating and lovely places; interactions with interesting folks. 3. If you could do it all over again, would you have chosen this field? Why? Maybe, but maybe not. Who knows why? Life is complex. I started wanting to be a writer, but found that I loved geology and majored in this in college and in graduate school. It was in graduate school that marine biology took over as my primary interest. 4. I heard that it is hard to get a job as a Marine Biologist because of the few job openings. Was it hard for you? I was lucky as jobs were relatively accessible in the early 1970s but one should not enter a field without a realistic understanding of the job market. Govt. jobs and academic jobs are very competitive but still available. I have had 16 students get Ph.D.s and all are employed or on the way. I am optimistic. 5. What do you find the most satisfying part of this field?
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Extractions: MS in Marine Biology Admissions Requirements Degree Requirements The program is research-oriented and a thesis is required of all students. Because of the broad scope of faculty interests and facilities, an extremely wide variety of research and training opportunities are available in such areas as marine ecology, marine biodiversity ( systematics, phylogeny, biogeography), evolutionary biology, cell and molecular biology, physiological ecology, marine environmental sciences, fisheries biology, oceanography, aquatic toxicology, mariculture and marine biomedicine/biotechnology. The program takes a maximum of four years to complete. Program Director