Friday Harbor Laboratories
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Summer 2014 Courses


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APPLICATION PERIOD NOW CLOSED. Student applications for coursework in Spring, Summer and Autumn 2015 will be accepted beginning in late October 2014. Course lists and course descriptions for 2015 will be posted soon.

WEB PAGE FOR SUMMER 2015 WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.


SUMMER A TERM COURSES:

June 16-July 18 (5 weeks), applications review begins Feb. 1 *
Students arrive Sunday, June 15 after 3:00 p.m.
Students depart Friday, July 18 after lunch (served 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.)

SUMMER B TERM COURSES:

July 21-August 22 (5 weeks), applications review begins Feb. 1*
Students arrive Sunday, July 20 after 3:00 p.m.
Students depart Friday, August 22 after lunch (served 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.)

SCIENTIFIC DIVING COURSE:

August 11 - 23 (2 weeks), applications due April 15*
Students arrive Sunday, Aug. 10 after 3:00 p.m.
Students depart Saturday, Aug. 23 after lunch (served 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.)

*Students are encouraged to apply for courses as early as possible. Applications will be accepted past the set review date (Feb. 1st for summer courses or April 15 for Scientific Diving) if space is available. For information please contact Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator: fhladmin@uw.edu.



Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain:

Co-hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Computational Neuroscience Program at the University of Washington and directed by Drs. Christof Koch and Adrienne Fairhall.

August 24 - September 7, 2014, application deadline: April 1

This workshop is being held on the FHL campus but current information and the application process is being managed through this website: http://courses.washington.edu/braindyn

Questions? Please contact dynamicbrain@alleninstitute.org

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Summer classes held Monday-Saturday:

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5:00 pm, plus Saturday mornings 8 am-noon, except during the final week of the term when the final Friday is a half-day and there is 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. Most summer courses are intended primarily for graduate students, with the exception of two undergraduate-level summer courses: Marine Invertebrate Zoology, and Ecology & Conservation of Marine Birds & Mammals. Well-qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a graduate-level course with the consent of the FHL Director and the faculty teaching the course.

Please note: Some graduate-level courses at Friday Harbor Laboratories will 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 wish to print the FHL course description or provide a link to the appropriate FHL web page to give to their home department or advisor.

Credits for FHL coursework will be earned through the University of Washington but applicants to FHL courses do not need to be matriculated at University of Washington. Students from all over the world come to study and conduct research at Friday Harbor Labs.


How do students register for courses at Friday Harbor Labs?

Students must apply and be accepted by Friday Harbor Labs before they can register for FHL courses. Accepted students will be assisted by FHL staff to be registered through UW Professional and Continuing Education (UWPCE). Students, including UW students, may not register themselves for FHL summer courses without assistance from FHL staff.
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FHL SUMMER 2014 COURSE LIST

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


SUMMER A TERM (5-weeks, 9-credit courses)

Monday, June 16 - Friday, July 18
Application review date: February 1
Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be accepted past the Feb. 1st review date if space is available. To inquire after Feb. 1st, please email Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator: fhladmin@uw.edu

1) MARINE INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY (Biol 432 A)
2) FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY AND ECOLOGY OF FISHES (Biol 533 F)
3) MARINE ALGAE (Biol 539 A)
4) COMPARATIVE INVERTEBRATE EMBRYOLOGY (Biol 536 A)


SUMMER B TERM (5-weeks, 9-credit courses)

Monday, July 21 - Friday, Aug. 22
Application review date: February 1
Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be accepted past the Feb. 1st review date if space is available. To inquire after Feb. 1st, please email Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator: fhladmin@uw.edu

1) ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION OF MARINE BIRDS & MAMMALS (Fish 492 A)
2) DEEP SEA DIVERSITY, CONNECTIVITY & ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION (Biol 533 E)
3) LARVAL ECOLOGY (Biol 533 L)
4) ECOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES (Biol 533 D)


SUMMER RESEARCH (8-12 weeks)

BLINKS - NSF - BEACON Internship Program: Providing paid research experiences for undergrads, post-bacs or grad students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Application deadline: March 1, 2014
Program dates to be determined (8 weeks)


LATE SUMMER (non-credit short course)

SCIENTIFIC DIVING

Application deadline: April 15
Classes held: August 11 - 23

Students should arrive Sunday, Aug. 10 after 3 p.m.
Depart Saturday, Aug. 23 after lunch (served 12:15 - 12:45)


Independent Study for UW graduate students


SUMMER A TERM 2014

Student application review begins: February 1st*

*Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be accepted beyond this date if space is available. For information please contact Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator.



Marine Invertebrate Zoology

(Biol 432 A, 9 undergraduate-level credits)

Note: 400 level corses are considered appropriate for either upper-level undergraduates or graduate students and credits may, in some cases, be applied toward a graduate degreee; students should confer with their advisor.)

Photo: Mikhail Matz

Summer Term A: June 16 - July 18, 2014 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Students arrive Sunday, June 15 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 18 after lunch.


Dr. Dianna Padilla
Stony Brook University, Department of Ecology and Evolution
dianna.padilla@stonybrook.edu


Dr. Michael LaBarbera
University of Chicago, Organismal Biology and Anatomy
mlabarbe@uchicago.edu


Over 90% of the macroscopic species in the marine biosphere are “invertebrates”.

This course takes advantage of the rich marine biota of the Friday Harbor region to teach the principles of invertebrate organization and biodiversity. It emphasizes comparative study of form and function in phylogenetic and ecological contexts.

Photo by Julia Sigwart: Moon Snail

Alternating with two lectures a day, students will study living representatives of most major groups of marine metazoans in the laboratory, and through fieldwork in the diverse marine habitats surrounding San Juan Island. The course reviews the diversity of animal life in an evolutionary and ecological context, focusing on the comparative study of form, function (particularly biomechanical), 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 fundamental to the study of any subject in biology. FHL is arguably the best location in the US for such a course, given the wealth of local diversity and accumulated knowledge of the local fauna built over a century of investigations.

Applications are welcome from advanced undergraduate students, post-baccalaureates and graduate students. Prior coursework in invertebrate biology or animal diversity is advisable; if in doubt, please contact one of the instructors.

 

 

Enrollment is limited to 18 students.

For additional information, contact Dr. Dianna Padilla.

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Functional Morphology and Ecology of Fishes

(Biol 533 F, 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.

Summer Term A: June 16 - July 18, 2014 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Students arrive Sunday, June 16 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 18 after lunch.


Dr. Adam Summmers
University of Washington
Friday Harbor Laboratories
fishguy@uw.edu

Dr. Alice Gibb
Northern Arizona Univesity
Department of Biology
alice.gibb@nau.edu

Dr. Misty Paig-Tran
California State University, Fullerton
mistypaig@gmail.com

The course will use the diverse marine fish community of the San Juan Islands as a tool to explore the relationship between functional morphology and ecology. Students in the course will learn: 1) the evolutionary history and relationships of the major radiations of bony and cartilaginous fishes; 2) basic ecological principles as they relate to fish biology; 3) tools and techniques for collecting fishes; 4) basic morphology of cartilaginous and bony fishes; 5) tools and techniques of functional morphology.

For the first several weeks of the course there will be daily lectures and field trips to familiarize students with the basic tools and animals that they will need for the latter portion of the course. For the second half of the course students will pursue an independent research project. A variety of projects will be suggested but it is also possible to come up with a completely original project based on personal interest. In the past, projects have covered a wide range of topics including ecology, eco-morphology, comparative physiology, comparative morphology and functional morphology. The course will culminate in an oral and written presentation of the results of the research project. This course has historically enjoyed a strong place in the training of functional morphological researchers and the learning goals reflect this.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

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Marine Algae 2014

(Biol 539 A, 9 credits)

Please note: this course is offered as Biology 539, Marine Phycology; this is the course title that will be listed on transcripts from University of Washington.

Summer Term A: June 16 - July 18, 2014 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Students arrive Sunday, June 15 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 18 after lunch.
O'Kelly algae


Dr. Paul Gabrielson
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
drseaweed@hotmail.com

Dr. D. Wilson Freshwater
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Center for Marine Science
freshwaterw@uncw.edu

The theme of the course is principles, methods, and applications of marine macroalgal biodiversity studies. Students will gain practical experience in such tools as specimen collection, preservation, and databasing, light microscopy, DNA isolation and sequencing, and computational approaches to phylogeny reconstruction. Field work will be extensive as the diverse and species-rich aquatic habitats around San Juan Island provide ideal sites for the examination of macroalgal 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. Sample questions:
"Is a subtidal fleshy red crust a distinct species or an alternate in the life history of another red algal species?"
"Are crustose coralline species that occur on subtidal pebbles and small cobble the same species that occur on bedrock?"

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 graduate and upper level undergraduate students with interests in marine biodiversity, conservation biology, coastal ecology with an emphasis on primary producers, and commercial applications of algae.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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Photo: Brad Schuster

Comparative Invertebrate Embryology

(Biol 536 A, 9 credits)

Summer Term A: June 16 - July 18, 2014 (5 weeks)
Monday-Saturday (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, plus Sat morning 8:30 am-noon, except final week no Saturday meeting)
Students arrive Sunday, June 16 after 3:00 p.m., depart Friday, July 19 after lunch.


Dr. Billie Swalla

University of Washington
Biology Department
bjswalla@uw.edu


Dr. C. Brad Shuster

New Mexico State University
Biology Department
cshuster@nmsu.edu

Photo: Brad Schuster

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. Lab time will be devoted to obtaining, observing and documenting stages of embryogenesis. Lecture and lab practice will also introduce various techniques including (but not limited to) time-lapse microscopy, in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence. 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 beyond the standard model system organisms.

This is a graduate course, but exceptionally qualified undergraduates will be considered. We encourage applicants from foreign institutions and diverse scientific backgrounds.

Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

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SUMMER B TERM 2014


Student application review begins: February 1st*

*Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be accepted beyond this date if space is available. For information please contact Stacy Markman, FHL Student Coordinator.



Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds and Mammals

(Fish 492 A, 9 credits)

Photo: Phil Green


July 21 - August 22, 2014 (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 20 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 22 after lunch.

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


Dr. Eric Anderson
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Ecological Restoration Program


Photo: Phil Green

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 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, behavior, diet, energetics, and other topics; 3) relationship of tides and other environmental variables to animal distribution and abundance; and 4) the status and conservation of local species. During the first two weeks, lectures, field trips, and lab demonstrations will familiarize students with the local fauna, their habitats, and relevant research techniques. For the next three weeks, students will 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.

Students will present their results and discuss their findings in light of these conservation issues. Examples of past projects include effects of tidal currents on Harbor Seal haul out patterns, foraging behavior of molting Harlequin ducks, and patterns in surface behaviors of Orcas.

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: ospr@ucsc.edu

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Deep Sea Biodiversity, Connectivity & Ecosystem Function

(Biol 533 E, 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.

Summer Term B: July 21 - August 22, 2014 (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 20 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 22 after lunch.

Whale fall ecosystem at 1670m Photo: Craig Smith


Dr. Craig Smith
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Oceanography
craigsmi@hawaii.edu


Dr. Kenneth Halanych
Auburn University
Biological Sciences Department
ken@auburn.edu


This course, designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, will focus on deep-sea ecosystems (below depths of 100 m), which cover more than 60% of the Earth’s surface and are increasingly influenced by human activities. Lectures and discussions will highlight the recent explosion in discoveries of new deep-sea habitats, novel adaptations, species radiations, and unusual patterns of biodiversity at the deep-sea floor. The extraordinary range of ecosystems, patterns of biodiversity, and connectivity in the deep sea, from the vast food-poor expanses of abyssal plains to food-rich ephemeral archipelagos of hydrothermal vents, whale falls and wood falls, provide outstanding exemplars to elucidate key principles of biodiversity and connectivity, and the interaction of these ecological properties with ecosystem function.

Course goals are to (1) provide basic understanding (including hands-on experience) of deep-sea biodiversity, connectivity, and ecosystem function, (2) introduce methods and tools (from shipboard sampling to molecular genetics) used for their study, and (3) foster critical thinking about current hypotheses and societal environmental issues related to deep-sea ecosystems. Laboratory exercises and student projects will be centered around the study of biodiversity, connectivity, and ecosystem function on experimental whale-bone and wood substrates deployed for 15 months on the deep Oregon-Washington margin and in shallow water near Friday Harbor Laboratories. These whale-bone and wood substrates will be recovered just prior to the summer course. Field trips in the waters around Friday Harbor will allow examination of ecosystem structure and live faunal collections in diverse deep and shallow marine habitats, providing additional material to support laboratory studies and student projects on biodiversity. These experiments and samples will provide students with a unique opportunity to work with a broad range of materials relevant to deep-sea and general marine biodiversity, allowing them to test key ecological hypotheses using state-of-the art molecular techniques and statistical approaches.

This course has NSF-supported student stipends available.


Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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Larval Biology

(Biol 533 L, 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 B: July 21 - August 22, 2014 (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 20 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 22 after lunch.

Photos: Richard Emlet



Dr. Richard Emlet
University of Oregon
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
remlet@uoregon.edu


Dr. Daniel Grunbaum
University of Washington
School of Oceanography
random@u.washington.edu

This course examines ecological and functional requirements and constraints for embryos, larvae, and juveniles of marine animals, particularly invertebrates, across spatial and temporal scales. Topics include energetic investment in eggs and offspring, fertilization, parental protection and retention of embryos, extra-embryonic nutrition, larval feeding and swimming, functional morphology of embryos and larvae, dispersal, settling, mortality, metamorphosis, recruitment, effects of larval nutrition on performance of juveniles, juvenile ecology, and evolutionary transitions between modes of development. R. Emlet brings special expertise with functional and morphological evolution of larvae, evolutionary transitions between modes of development, and performance measurements of newly metamorphosed juveniles. D. Grünbaum brings special expertise with the effects of biomechanics, currents, turbulence, and the behavior of larvae on larval distributions. One or two lectures each day and discussion of a published research paper each week provide background on this field of research. The course also includes demonstration of methods to the whole class, especially in the first week, and mathematical modeling exercises closely tied to laboratory work and lectures.

The course will include two short research projects by groups of students (voluntary associations) with a short written paper from each project. Instructors review papers for return of a revised copy. Instructors will provide a list of possible projects and approaches to answering them so that original research can be conducted within the time, environments, biota and equipment available. Students are encouraged to modify these suggested projects or they can generate different feasible projects that are within the bounds of the course content.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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Ecology of Infectious Diseases

(Biol 533 D, 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 B: July 21 - August 22, 2014 (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 20 after 3 pm, depart Friday, Aug. 22 after lunch.

Photo: Glenn VanBlairicom


Dr. Drew Harvell
Cornell University
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
cdh5@cornell.edu

Dr. Carolyn Friedman
University of Washington
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
carolynf@uw.edu

Dr. Steven Roberts
University of Washington
School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
sr320@uw.edu


Infectious diseases of marine organisms are on the increase, and yet processes governing host infectivity and pathogen virulence are poorly known, especially for non-commercial marine invertebrates. Indeed, one of the emerging frontiers in ocean research is invertebrate-microbial interactions. Despite these knowledge gaps, the prediction is that diseases will increase in warming oceans and become an ever-present component of near-shore ecological interactions. This course will be a training program in invertebrate-pathogen ecology that will bring together and train the future leaders in this rapidly emerging, multidisciplinary field. The course will 1) survey host-pathogen interaction in the Friday Harbor region, 2) teach diagnostic tools for identifying viral, bacterial, protozoan and fungal infections of invertebrates, 3) teach approaches to examine the invertebrate innate immune response to different pathogens, and finally 4) use these methods to address ecological questions about the distribution of pathogenic interactions, and the experimental effects of temperature and increased acidification on interactions.
A primary goal of the program is to provide advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral investigators with a broad understanding of host-pathogen interactions as well as the techniques used to study the ecology of marine animals in situ. By bringing together top researchers in host-pathogen interactions, we provide students with a unique opportunity to work side by side with world experts using state-of-the-art tools and technologies. The program also provides a setting for developing and testing new technologies and methods. We also hope it will serve as a research magnet, attracting leading scientists to conduct their own research in a creative teaching and learning environment that catalyzes interactions across the various disciplines associated with Marine Disease Ecology.

In a broader sense, this project will add to our limited understanding of how climate change affects the ecological health of temperate coastal communities. It will also help to address basic information gaps concerning direct biological effects of climate change on susceptible species and the dynamics of parasitism and symbiosis. This understanding is critical to developing realistic management schemes for mitigating impacts of climate change.

This is an NSF-supported workshop-course.

Enrollment limited to 15 students.

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Scientific Diving

August 11-23, 2014
Non-credit workshop

APPLICATION DUE APRIL 15th

Students should arrive on Sunday, August 10th after 3pm. Class will begin Monday morning, August 11th, at 8:30am. Students depart in the afternoon on Saturday, August 23rd.

Pema Kitaeff, Instructor

This non-credit short course begins with a standard check-out dive and includes all the components required to achieve 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, a full SCUBA rescue course resulting in PADI certification, and PADI Enriched Air Nitrox 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.


Total cost will be $2100. This cost will cover the course fee plus room & board at Friday Harbor Labs.

Following admission to the course, students must pay a $500 non-refundable deposit on or before Friday, June 13.

You may either call Stacy Markman (206-616-0753) with your payment by Visa or Mastercard credit card or mail a check, made payable to University of Washington, to:
Friday Harbor Labs
620 University Rd.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Attn: Stacy Markman

The remaining amount will be due upon arrival at Friday Harbor Labs.

Enrollment limited to 12 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: April 15

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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