University of Oregon

Fall Term

September 28– December 11, 2015

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. Meets on Mondays (8:30-5:00) and Friday (1:30-2:30). Instructor: Alan Shanks.

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BI 457/557 Marine Biology: Molecular Biology for Marine Sciences (5 quarter hour credits) An introduction to applying molecular biology to research using marine organisms. Lectures and readings examine the use of molecular data in taxonomy and systematics, population structure and conservation biology, and morphological and developmental evolution. Lab exercises include analysis and interpretation of existing data sets and the generation of new data using basic methods. Students acquire practical laboratory skills including collection and preservation of material for molecular work, DNA extraction, PCR amplification of suitable target genes, sequence analysis, and building and interpreting phylogenetic trees. BI 214 prerequisite. Meets on Tuesdays (8:30-5:00) and Friday (10-11:00). Instructor: Svetlana Maslakova

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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. Meets on Wednesdays (8:30-5:00) and Friday (11:30-12:30). Instructor: Richard Emlet.

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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. Meets on Thursdays (8:30-5:00) and Friday (8:30-9:30). Instructor: Jan Hodder.

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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. Email the person with whom you wish to work to arrange for registration. Limit 8 students.

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