Shoals Marine Laboratory (BIOSM)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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BIOSM 1500

This course is a 2 week, 3 credit, field intensive marine-based introduction to the scientific method and experimental biology. We take advantage of the unique learning opportunities in the intertidal ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 1610

This course provides an introduction to ecology, covering interactions between marine organisms and the environment at scales of populations, communities, and ecosystems. view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 1620

This course is aimed at high school students.  This course focuses on issues in environmental science from a marine perspective. Basic scientific research methods, equipment, and group research projects ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 1640

Our main objective is to discover the current state of knowledge of elasmobranch (shark, skate & ray) biology and explore areas for future research and conservation initiatives. This includes separating ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 1650

Introduction to the biology and conservation of the whales and seals, with a particular focus on species of the Gulf of Maine. Lectures will examine many facets of marine mammal science including: taxonomy ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 1780

Patterns of diversity and processes of evolution. Topics include the diversity of life, the fossil record, macroevolutionary patterns, the genetics and developmental basis of evolutionary change, processes ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 2500

An introduction to flora of the Isles of Shoals in the context of island biogeography, mapping of rare plant habitats, and the management of invasive plant species. Through both field and classroom exercises, ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 1.5 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 2800

Students will explore the theory and practice of fisheries sustainability through lectures, readings, laboratory exercises, and ground truthing in the "real world" (in the field) by interacting with local ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 3210

Designed to introduce students to a comparative study of the principal organ systems of vertebrates (i.e., fishes, sea turtles, marine birds, marine mammals) that are specifically adapted to the marine ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 3290

Presents the ecological significance of behaviors of coastal organisms, with emphasis on field and laboratory research methods. Lectures and readings address the major subareas of behavior (communication, ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2.  Combined with: BIONB 3290

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 3650

Covers the philosophy of research, hypothesis testing and experimental design, sampling methods, various underwater techniques, diving physics and physiology, and use of dive tables. Emphasizes subtidal ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 3740

The biology, ecology, and behavior of the avifauna of the Isles of Shoals. Focuses on fieldwork designed to observe and study territoriality, breeding biology, and survivorship. Students learn and apply ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 3830

An introduction to the biology and diversity of the major marine invertebrate groups, with an emphasis on field and laboratory techniques. Topics and methods include functional morphology through dissection, ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 4450

Forensic science represents the unique merging of scientific insight and the law. Forensic Science for Marine Biologists provides a field-oriented introduction to the forensic science domain and the utilization ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 1.5 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIOSM 4990

Section A: Independent Biological Research: Independent study with a member of the Shoals Marine Laboratory core faculty, based on student faculty interest and available facilities. A short proposal of ... view course details

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    Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 1.5-6 Credits Stdnt Opt