University of Oregon

Fall Term

September 29– December 12, 2014

BI 454/554 Estuarine Biology (5 quarter hour credits)
The biological and physical factors regulating production, abundance, distribution and diversity in estuaries. Includes field trips to marshes, tide flats, eelgrass beds and open waters. Tuesdays 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and Fridays 1– 2:00 PM Instructor: Richard Emlet.

BI 458/558 Biological Oceanography (5 quarter hour credits)
Examines the patterns of biological productivity and controlling physical and chemical mechanisms in the various environments of the world’s oceans. Wednesdays 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and Fridays 10:30 – 11:30 AM Instructor: Alan Shanks.

BI 457/557 Marine Biology: Marine Environmental Issues (5 quarter hour credits)
Issues that influence biological diversity of marine environments are approached from a global scale, and from real world examples from the local environment. An integrated approach is used to explore global climate change, fisheries, habitat alteration, introduced species and pollution in the marine environment. Thursdays 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and Fridays 9-10:00 AM Instructor: Jan Hodder.

BI 407/507 Seminar: Marine Biology (2 quarter hour credits)
Speakers from a number of different universities present their research interests. Fridays 4:00 pm

BI 401 Undergraduate Research (2-10 quarter hour credits) Students conduct a research project under the direction of an OIMB faculty member. Research interests of the faculty can be found here. Email the person with whom you wish to work to arrange for registration. Limit 8 students.

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