Home | Contact Us
last modified June 24, 2011

Friday Harbor Laboratories
SUMMER 2011
COURSES

FEBRUARY 1st APPLICATION DEADLINE*
*Applications will be accepted past the deadline if space is available. For information please contact Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator.

FHL SUMMER A TERM: June 20-July 22 (5 weeks)
Students arrive Sunday, June 19 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 22 after lunch.

FHL SUMMER B TERM: July 25-August 26 (5 weeks)
Students arrive Sunday, July 24 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, August 26 after lunch.

Summer classes held Monday-Saturday:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pm, plus Sat morning 8 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting.

Each 5-week course in summer is 9 credits. Courses may be taken sequentially, i.e., one in each summer session, but not concurrently. Summer courses are intended primarily for graduate students, with the exception of Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Birds & Mammal, and Sustainable Agriculture & Conservation. Well-qualified undergraduates may be admitted to graduate level courses with the consent of the FHL Director and the faculty involved.

* Please note: As of March 2011, all graduate-level courses at Friday Harbor Laboratories will now be offered under the "umbrella" course Biology 533: Advanced Organismal Biology. Thus transcripts from University of Washington will list the course title ADV ORG BIOL rather than the specific Friday Harbor Laboratories' course titles listed below for graduate-level courses (level 500 courses). Students may choose to print the FHL course description or provide a link to the appropriate FHL web page to give to their home department or advisor.

Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information

Spring 2011

Autumn 2011

FHL SUMMER 2011 COURSE LIST

Each course in Summer Session A and Summer Session B will be 9 credits.
400-level courses are undergraduate-level, 500-level courses are graduate-level.

SUMMER SESSION A (5 weeks)
June 20 - July 22
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 1st (deadline may be extended if space available)


1) MARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (Biol 432)

2) OCEAN ACIDIFICATION (Biol 533)

3) COMPARATIVE INVERTEBRATE EMBRYOLOGY (Biol 533) COURSE POSTPOSED until SUMMER 2012

4) MARINE BIOACOUSTICS (Biol 533 - course code change, see note above*)

SUMMER SESSION B (5 weeks)
July 25 - Aug 26
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 1st (deadline may be extended if space available)

1) EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT OF THE METAZOANS (Biol 533) Space available

2) FISH SWIMMING (Biol 533 - course code change, see note above*) Filled, no space available

3)
MARINE BIRDS & MAMMALS (Fish 492, recently revised) Space available

4) MARINE ALGAE (Biol 533 - course code change, see note above*) Space available

5) SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE & CONSERVATION (Biol 497) this course to be held on Shaw Island, space available

SUMMER (8-12 weeks)
BLINKS-NSF REU RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Seeking senior undergrads, post-bacs or grad students from diverse cultural backgrounds, especially those under-represented in the sciences; includes financial support.

POST SUMMER SHORT COURSE
SCIENTIFIC DIVING
- Non-credit short course.
September 12-21, 2011.
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
UNTIL JUNE 30



SUMMER 2011 Session A
Student application review begins February 1*

*Applications will be accepted past due date if space available. For information please contact Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator.

Marine Invertebrate Zoology
Biol 432 (9 undergraduate-level credits)
Session A: June 20 - July 22, 2011 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, June 19 after 3 pm, depart Friday, July 22 after lunch.

Dr. Gustav Paulay and Dr. Jonathan Geller

This course takes advantage of the rich marine biota of the Friday Harbor region to teach experientially about marine biodiversity. Alternating with two lectures a day, students will study living representatives of most major groups of marine animals in the laboratory, and through fieldwork in diverse marine habitats. The course reviews the diversity of animal life in an evolutionary and ecological context, focusing on a comparative study of form, function, and life history. We will review all animal phyla, and also explore diversity within phyla based on available exemplars.

Biodiversity is one of the most topical subjects in biology, partly because of its accelerating erosion as a result of increasing human pressures and global change. Having a working knowledge of the diversity of life is also fundamental to the study of any subject in biology. Over 90% of the macroscopic species in the marine biosphere are “invertebrates”. This course introduces students to this diversity through a study of living exemplars of most major groups of marine animals. FHL is the best location in the US for such a course, given the wealth of local diversity and accumulated knowledge built over a century of investigations.

Applications are welcome from undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates and graduate students. Prior coursework in invertebrate biology or animal diversity is advisable but not essential.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students.

Photo: Dr. Andrea Ogston

For additional information, contact Gustav Paulay <paulay@flmnh.ufl.edu>

Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information


Ocean Acidification
Experimental Approaches to Understanding Ocean Acidification
Biol 533 (9 credits)

Please note: course is offered under the "umbrella" course Biology 533: Advanced Organismal Biology. Thus transcripts from University of Washington will list the course title ADV ORG BIOL rather than the specific Friday Harbor Laboratories' course title listed above.

Session A: June 20 - July 22, 2011 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, June 19 after 3 pm, depart Friday, July 22 after lunch.

Dr. Michael O'Donnell and Dr. Terrie Klinger

As new researchers turn their attention to studying the effects of ocean acidification on a broad range of biological systems they are frequently stymied by the inherent complexities of manipulating and documenting experimental conditions. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills to design and conduct experimental manipulations of biological systems that are consistent with the current state of the field.

This course will consist of three main components.

First, it will serve as a rapid indoctrination into essential topics in geochemistry, de-mystifying this essential piece of ocean acidification research. This module will include lectures on fundamental topics, practical discussions of measuring techniques and equipment and extensive laboratory experience with the critical measurement tools.

Secondly, students will gain experience with a range of techniques for conducting experimental manipulations of environmental conditions. Through lectures, demonstrations, and independent research, students will develop skills to design their own experiments. Students will work with a variety of experimental equipment, including laboratory and in-water mesocosm systems. This module will provide practical exercises for designing experimental systems.

Finally, the course will bring students up-to-date on the rapidly changing state of the field. Lectures, independent readings, and discussions will help the class synthesize a bourgeoning body of research. The ocean acidification literature is growing at an exponential pace, and the focused efforts of the entire class will help bring everyone up to speed on the most relevant papers.

The course will consist of lectures, laboratory exercises and discussions. Students will practice lab skills while documenting the carbonate chemistry of the local waters. During the later part of the course, students will engage in short research projects. However, the emphasis will be primarily on careful experimental design and execution (monitoring and troubleshooting carbonate chemistry manipulations).

Applications are welcome from graduate students at all levels. Potentially, exceptionally qualified undergraduates or postdocs with special interests may also be admitted. This course would be ideal for students at the early stages of designing a research program around ocean acidification. Interested students should contact mooseo@uw.edu or tklinger@uw.edu

Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information


Comparative Invertebrate Embryology
COURSE POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2012
Biol 533 - course code change, see note above* (9 credits)

Please note: course is now offered under the "umbrella" course Biology 533: Advanced Organismal Biology. Thus transcripts from University of Washington will list the course title ADV ORG BIOL rather than the specific Friday Harbor Laboratories' course title listed above.

Session A: June 20 - July 22, 2011 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, June 19 after 3 pm, depart Friday, July 22 after lunch.

Dr. Richard Strathmann and Dr. Christopher Lowe

This course provides extensive hands-on laboratory experience with the fertilization and development of diverse animals. Phyla represented usually include the Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Mollusca, Annelida, Brachiopoda, Phoronida, Bryozoa, Echinodermata, Chordata, Chaetognatha, and Arthropoda.

In addition to the basics of invertebrate reproduction and development, lectures will also include analysis of morphogenetic processes, evolutionary changes in development, and functional consequences of different modes of development. Much of lab time will be devoted to observing and drawing embryos. Lecture and lab practice will also introduce various techniques Field collecting trips to diverse habitats will acquaint students with the environments in which reproduction and development occur and diverse sources of embryos.

The course is intended to serve both marine biologists who wish to understand diversity in modes of development for ecological and evolutionary studies and developmental biologists who wish to broaden their knowledge of embryos because of the resurgent interest in the evolution of developmental mechanisms.

Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

For additional information, contact rrstrath@u.washington.edu or clowe@stanford.edu

Application instructions >>

 

Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information



Marine Bioacoustics

Biol 533 - Note: course code change (9 credits)

Please note: course is now offered under the "umbrella" course Biology 533: Advanced Organismal Biology. Thus transcripts from University of Washington will list the course title ADV ORG BIOL rather than the specific Friday Harbor Laboratories' course title listed above.

Session A: June 20 - July 22, 2011 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, June 19 after 3 pm, depart Friday, July 22 after lunch.

Dr. Charles H. Greene
Director Ocean Resources and Ecosystems Program
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Cornell University

Dr. John Horne
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
University of Washington

Louise McGarry
Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program

Cornell University

The primary goal of this course is to provide students with a broad understanding of underwater acoustics as well as the acoustic and other complementary methods used to study the distribution, behavior, and community ecology of marine animal populations. By bringing together many of the top researchers in marine bioacoustics, biological oceanography, and marine mammal biology, considerable cross-disciplinary exchange will occur. The students will have a unique opportunity to work side by side with active scientists using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. The course also will act as a research magnet, attracting scientists to conduct their own research in a creative teaching environment that catalyzes interactions across disciplines.

Topics will include: Principles of Underwater Sound, Signal Processing, Zooplankton & Fisheries Acoustics, Marine Mammal Bioacoustics, Acoustic Tracking, Assessing Distribution & Abundance, Predator-Prey Ecology & Behavior, Data Management, Analysis & Visualization.

Enrollment limited to 18 students. For additional information contact: CHG2@cornell.edu

Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information


SUMMER 2011 Session B
Student application review begins February 1st*

*Applications will be accepted past due date if space available. For information please contact Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator.

Evolution and Development of the Metazoans
Biol 533 (9 credits)


Please note: course is now offered under the "umbrella" course Biology 533: Advanced Organismal Biology. Thus transcripts from University of Washington will list the course title ADV ORG BIOL rather than the specific Friday Harbor Laboratories' course title listed above.

Session B: July 25 - August 26, 2011 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, July 24 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 26 after lunch.

Dr. Billie Swalla and Dr. Kenneth Halanych

Dr. Billie J. Swalla
Professor of Biology
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
bjswalla@u.washington.edu
http://faculty.washington.edu/bjswalla/

Dr. Kenneth M. Halanych
Marine Biology Coordinator Life Sciences Department
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
ken@auburn.edu
http://gump.auburn.edu/halanych/lab/

During this course, we plan to review the current hypotheses of metazoan phylogenies and have the students learn a bit about how to construct molecular phylogenies, using datasets pulled from the databases. Then, we will learn about developmental genes and learn how to examine temporal and spatial expression of a gene by in situ hybridization. Finally, we will allow the students to complete a mini-project, where they choose a question about morphological evolution and clone a gene for phylogeny and expression studies. We do not expect this course to be concentrated only on molecular evidence. We are interested in functional morphologies of marine organisms, and we hope to stimulate students to think in terms of why certain morphologies evolve repeatedly in marine organisms due to selective constraints of the marine environment.

Our understanding of metazoan relationships has been changing, as molecular phylogenies have been constructed and refined. Our current understanding of metazoan relationships allow new hypotheses to be constructed about how body plans have evolved. Advances in Developmental Biology have shown that the metazoans use similar signaling molecules and transcription factors during development in order to elaborate particular morphologies. The cloning and expression of these homologous genes in different organisms allows one to make predictions about how evolutionary processes work during embryonic development. Additionally, rapid advances in genomic sciences have allowed researchers to start unlocking the mysteries of development and organismal evolution in novel ways. One of the objectives of this course will be to introduce students (i.e., future researchers) to the technological and theoretical potential of genomic tools on marine organisms. However, this course will differ from other evolution of development courses in that it will stress a stronger understanding of organismal and comparative biology. Teaching this course at FHL, allows use arguably the best venue for integrating the molecular aspects of the course with organismal biology for a variety of animals. This course clearly draws a mix of students, as previous times we have taught this course we have had both students who had no molecular experience and students who had not previously had organismal experience.

Enrollment limited to 15 students. For additional information, contact bjswalla@u.washington.edu or ken@auburn.edu

 

 

 

 

 





Photo: Aaron Cheng
Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information

Fish swimming: Kinematics, ecomorphology, behavior, and environmental physiology
Biol 533 - Note: course code change (9 credits)

Please note: course is now offered under the "umbrella" course Biology 533: Advanced Organismal Biology. Thus transcripts from University of Washington will list the course title ADV ORG BIOL rather than the specific Friday Harbor Laboratories' course title listed above.

Session B: July 25 - August 26, 2011 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, July 24 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 26 after lunch.

Dr. Paolo Domenici
IAMC- CNR
Organismal Biology Lab
Localita' Sa Mardini 09072 Torregrande (Oristano)
Italy
p.domenici@imc-it.org

Dr. John F. Steffensen
University of Copenhagen Marine Biological Laboratory
DK-8000 Helsingor Denmark
JFSteffensen@zi.ku.dk

Fish swimming is a multidisciplinary area of research that encompasses biomechanics, physiology, evolution, ecology and behavior. Knowledge of fish swimming is relevant both for students interested in mechanisms of locomotion, and those interested in locomotor adaptations to the environment. The course will reflect the multidisciplinary nature of fish swimming. The main subjects treated in the course will be: (1) The kinematics and performance of swimming in fish using various locomotory modes (2) The ecomorphology of fish locomotion (3) Locomotor strategies. (4) Metabolic aspects of fish swimming (5) The effect of various environmental factors on fish swimming.

Specific lectures will be given on the following topics: Introduction to local fish fauna, Introduction to fish hydrodynamics, Fish swimming kinematics and biomechanics (steady and unsteady), Fish swimming performance (steady and unsteady), Scaling of swimming performance, Predator-prey encounters. Fish functional morphology and swimming, Schooling behaviour, Respiratory physiology, Principle of respirometry, Ecophysiology of fish swimming, Metabolism and exercise physiology, The effect of environmental factors on fish swimming, Video analysis techniques, kinematic analysis, circular statistics, respirometry techniques.

These topics will be treated in lectures and laboratory/field sessions. Students will learn laboratory techniques of video analysis, kinematics, energetics and respirometry. The first half of the course will have an emphasis on lectures and explanations of techniques for studying fish swimming in the laboratory and in the field. In the second half of the course, emphasis will be placed on laboratory and field work. Students will pursue independent research projects. These will be discussed between each student and the instructors. Based on past experience from previous courses taught at FHL, a number of projects will be proposed and rated in terms of their feasibility, their originality and scientific interest. Original projects on fish locomotion, based on the student’s personal background and interest, will also be welcomed. Regular morning meetings will be held in order to discuss various issues such clarifying lecture material, planning logistic matters (fishing, sharing equipment), defining/assigning and updating each project. At the end of the course, students are expected to present the results of their independent projects orally and as a written report in the format of a scientific paper.

Enrollment limited to 15 students. For additional information contact: p.domenici@imc-it.org or JFSteffensen@zi.ku.dk

Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information

Marine Algae
Biol 533 - Note: course code change (9 credits)

Please note: course is now offered under the "umbrella" course Biology 533: Advanced Organismal Biology. Thus transcripts from University of Washington will list the course title ADV ORG BIOL rather than the specific Friday Harbor Laboratories' course title listed above.

Session B: July 25 - August 26, 2011 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, July 24 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 26 after lunch.

Dr. Charles O'Kelly and Dr. Paul Gabrielson

The theme is “principles, methods, and applications of marine algal biodiversity studies”, in particular the macro- and microalgae of benthic environments. Students will learn classical and contemporary methods for the identification, classification, and phylogenetic analysis of algae; the theories underlying the methods; the application of biodiversity information in (for example) benthic ecology, cellular evolution, and natural products exploration. Students will gain practical experience in such tools as: specimen collection, preservation, and databasing; light and electron microscopy; DNA isolation and sequencing; computational approaches to phylogeny reconstruction. Field work will be extensive, as the diverse and species-rich aquatic habitats on and around San Juan Island provide ideal sites for the examination of both macroalgal and microalgal diversity.

We will emphasize the use of combined approaches to answer questions; individual and group projects will use morphological, ecological and molecular data to assess the diversity of algal populations and interpret that diversity in its ecological context. A sample question: “What is the best way to find out how many species make up a ‘green tide’ algal bloom?” At the end of the course, students should be able to use several of the tools now available to identify and classify algae and to critically assess the value of these tools in studies of algal biodiversity and marine benthic ecosystems.

This is a course appropriate for marine biologists, botanists and oceanographers with interests in marine biodiversity, conservation biology, coastal ecology with an emphasis on primary producers, and commercial applications of algae.

Courses on this general theme have been offered at FHL for many decades, and continue to be popular. The course fills a need both for students of phycology per se and for marine biology students specializing in some other subdiscipline, for whom knowledge of algae and how to work with them is, or may become, critical. The Northwest Pacific coast of North America is a well-known “hotspot” for algal diversity, and the Friday Harbor Laboratories are both uniquely well sited and uniquely well equipped to explore this diversity.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

For additional information contact Charley O'Kelly (cjokelly@u.washington.edu) or Paul Gabrielson (drseaweed@hotmail.com).

Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information



Marine Birds and Mammals
Fish 492 (9 credits)

Session B: July 25 - August 26, 2011 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, July 24 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 26 after lunch.

Breck Tyler
Institute of Marine Sciences
University of California, Santa Cruz
Long Marine Laboratory

Dr. Eric Anderson
Center for Wildlife Ecology
Simon Fraser University


Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds and Mammals

The Salish Sea supports a diverse community of marine birds and mammals. This intensive, field-based course offers motivated students the opportunity to learn about these ecologically and culturally important animals and the conservation problems they face. Perched at the edge of the San Juan Channel, the Friday Harbor Labs are a great place to develop the research skills needed to study a range of species including eagles, auklets, seals, and porpoises. We are excited to offer this new course and welcome applications from undergraduates, post-baccalaureates, and graduate students.

This course emphasizes first-hand learning and makes full use of the Labs’ research boats and facilities. Students will learn: 1) the systematics, morphology, physiology, and ecology of local species; 2) field identification and research techniques for studies of populations, energetics, and other topics; 3) relationship of tides and other environmental variables to animal distribution and abundance; and 4) status and conservation of local species. During the first two weeks, lectures, lab demonstrations, and field trips will familiarize students with the local fauna, their habitats, and relevant research techniques. For the next two weeks, students are expected to work in teams to conduct independent research on the ecology of local species and communities. Projects will cover a variety of topics and will be designed to gather data pertinent to pressing conservation problems. During the final week, students will present their results and discuss their findings in light of these conservation issues.

Recent evidence suggests that populations of many seabirds and marine mammals are declining in the Salish Sea. However, available data are sparse and much additional study is needed. Student projects will contribute to a growing database of population trends in the San Juan Island region now being developed by other FHL courses and researchers. Cumulatively these data will help us better understand the ecology and status of local species.

Enrollment limited to 20. For more information, contact Breck Tyler.

Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information




Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation

Biol 497 (9 total credits)

Session B: July 25 - August 26, 2011 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (except final week no Saturday meeting)
Arrive Sunday, July 24 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 26 after lunch.

Students in this course will live and study at the Cedar Rock Preserve on Shaw Island. Students will be sleeping in tents.

Costs:
$2675 Tuition (9 credits total, through UW Professoinal & Continuing Education - UWPCE)
$ 39 Registration Fee (through UW Professoinal & Continuing Education - UWPCE)
$1000 Room and board fee (through FHL)
=====
$3714 TOTAL

Dr. Elizabeth Wheat
University of Washington
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow
Program on the Environment
Education Coordinator - UW Farm

Carson Sprenger
Rain Shadow Consulting
Shaw Island
San Juan Islands

Sustainable Agriculture Semester in the San Juans

"Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar."
"There is no path. The path is made by walking."

-Antonio Machado

Objectives:

• Immerse students in the study of sustainable food production
• Allow students time to reflect deeply on our food system:
• Use the pedagogical technique of experiential education to help students better understand the complexities embodied in dichotomies like: natural/unnatural, organic/conventional, sustainable/extractive.

Courses (total credits 9) – Students must take all three of the following courses:

Sustainable Agriculture (4 credits):

This course will consist of lectures, labs, written assignments and group projects. In it, students will explore the ecological connections of sustainable agriculture. How can agriculture take advantage of the structure of natural systems to help establish and maintain productive farms? This course will cover cropping, crop rotation systems, ruminant animal ecology, introduction to soils (biotic and abiotic components), and vegetable crop production. Students will work in groups to set up and follow field experiments on a sustainable agriculture topic of their choosing.

Forest Ecology (4 credits):

This course will develop students’ understanding of forest ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. The 370 acre cedar rock preserve consists of broad mixture open fields, woodlands, and several forest types. Much of the forest was logged yet a surprising level of habitat diversity and structural complexity is present. Also, many scattered and fire-scarred old-growth trees can be found—providing clues to the disturbance history of what was once a human maintained landscape. Students will learn to identify common trees and shrubs, learn how forests develop and respond to disturbance, and learn how to assess and characterize different forest types. Students will get a chance to participate in one or more of the forest restoration projects that have been initiated on the preserve. Understanding native ecosystems is the first step in constructing agricultural systems that mimic natural systems in productivity and functionality. This class will build the foundation for students to ask the question: how can a forest be a productive part of a sustainable farm or, alternatively, how can a productive farm be a forest?

The Sustainable Community (1 credits)

Perhaps better titled “The Community Sustained”, this class will devote explicit instructional time to the work of developing the skills necessary to create and participate in a sustainable community. During this semester students will be living communally in satellite housing. Students will work together to prepare meals using food grown on the farm and will take turns caring for the community kitchen – for some students this will be their first experience helping prepare meals from ‘scratch.’ Students will keep weekly journals reflecting on assigned readings about sustainable communities as well as documenting their own experiences living in and working as part of an intentional community.

Enrollment limited to 15. For more information, contact Elizabeth Wheat.

Apply
2011 Costs
Student Information



Scientific Diving

September 12-21, 2011
(arrive afternoon or evening of Monday, Sept. 12, course begins Sept. 13)

Credits: 0

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 30

Pema Kitaeff, Instructor

This non-credit short course begins with a standard check-out dive and includes all the components required to acheieve current scientific diving status with AAUS (the American Academy of Underwater Scientists, see www.aaus.org for more information) and the University of Washington.

The short intensive course will include First Aid/CPR and Oxygen for SCUBA emergencies certifications and a full SCUBA rescue course resulting in PADI certification. Other topics that will be covered in either lecture, lab, or class-discussion format are local subtidal animal and algae identification, SCUBA accident management, small-boat handling, and commonly-used methods for gathering biological data underwater.

Applications are welcome from undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates and graduate students from UW or other institutions. Prior marine science experience is recommended but not required. Applicants must be able to show a logbook with a minimum of 20 dives. Students will be required to pass a UW-reviewed physical exam and to have their own SCUBA gear that meets FHL safety standards.

COST: There will be a fee of $1200 for this short course, including room and board. Following admission to the course, students must pay a $500 non-refundable deposit on or before Friday, August 5. Contact Stacy Markman (206-616-0753) with your payment by check, or Visa or Mastercard credit card. The remaining $700 is due upon arrival at Friday Harbor Labs.

Enrollment is limited to 8 students.

Photo by Kevin Turner

To apply, students must:

  1. Read carefully through the information about the Scientific Diving Course before completing the application;
  2. Complete the general Friday Harbor Labs' on-line application form (Scientific Diving is listed in the drop-down menu under "Post-Summer");
  3. Download and complete the Scientific Diving Application Addendum and submit via email to Pema Kitaeff (pema at uw.edu) as a PDF file.

For additional information about the Scientific Diving course, please contact Pema Kitaeff

Application deadline: June 30


Independent Study for UW Graduate Students

During all quarters, graduate students may register for research with the consent of their faculty advisors.

600 Independent Study or Research
700 Master's Thesis
800 Doctoral Dissertation

Home | General | Students | Research | Events | Facilities | Research/Faculty | People | Visiting | CCD | Whiteley | Local | Helping | Top

© Copyright 2005 University of Washington