Marine Courses at Darling Center
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DARLING MARINE CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
SUMMER PROGRAM 1996
The Darling Marine Center is the marine laboratory of the University of
Maine System. Located in mid-coast Maine (60 miles northeast
of Portland), the Center functions as a year-round research and
education facility for University of Maine faculty and visiting
investigators from throughout the world. Below are the education
courses that the Center will offer during summer of 1996.
May 13 - May 17
FIELD STUDIES IN ECOLOGY
Coastal Marine Ecology (INT 475) Instructor: Dr. Richard Wahle,
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Boothbay Harbor. The course will
focus on the oceanography and ecology of the Gulf of Maine. We will
introduce the glaciated Gulf as a unique segment of North America. On
the rocky shores of the open coast we will use quantitative survey
techniques to describe the diversity and abundance of life between
tides, and learn about the processes that determine its familiar
zonation. At Bigelow Laboratory's remote sensing lab students will
learn what cell counts and satellites tell about the Gulf's great
productivity. We will also discuss the uncertain future of fisheries in
the Gulf of Maine. COURSE COST: UM Tuition, meals & housing extra. 2
May 14 - May 31
Morphodynamics of Maine Barrier Beaches: A Field Course in Nearshore
Coastal Processes. (GES 553). Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Fink, Department
of Oceanography, UMaine. An intensive three-week field course on
wave and tidal processes, interaction of vegetation communities with
dune and berm morphodynamics, barrier structure and evolution, and
tidal inlet features. COURSE COST: UM Tuition, meals & housing extra.
May 13 - May 24
OCEANOGRAPHIC FIELD METHODS
Introduction to Field Methods in Oceanographic Research (OCE 692-000)
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Pilskaln, Department of Oceanography, UMaine. A
graduate level course covering basic geological, chemical, biological,
and physical oceanography field survey and sampling methodologies.
Lectures and discussions will focus on the history and technological
development of oceanographic field methods, and will consider the
implications of such development on research design, data analysis, and
data interpretation. Field use of equipment as well an introduction to
some standard laboratory analyses of samples and data collected.
Enrollment limit 10. COURSE
COST: UM Tuition, meals & housing extra. 3 credits.
May 13 - May 31
UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY REMOTE SENSING (ANT 490)
Instructor: Dr. Warren Riess, Department of History, UMaine. A methods
course covering the process of archaeological remote sensing for
underwater and intertidal sites. Lectures, discussion, laboratories,
field use of equipment, and required and suggested readings. Emphasis
will be placed on the process of remote sensing for prehistoric,
historic, and maritime archaeology; including theory, hands-on use of
equipment, research design, search and survey, data analysis, ground
truthing, and interpretation.
COURSE COST: UM Tuition, $100 Materials and boat fees. Meals & housing
extra. 4 credits.
June 3 - June 14 SHIPWRECK SITES
Topics in Anthropology: Shipwreck
Archaeology (ANT 440)Instructor: Dr. Warren Riess, Dept. of History,
UMaine. A methods course covering the process of shipwreck archaeology,
both underwater and on land. Emphasis will be placed on the process of
a complete site investigation. Includes lectures, discussions, and
field trips. COURSE COST: UM Tuition, meals & housing. 3 credits.
June 11 - June 15
ISOLATION, PURIFICATION, AND ANALYSIS OF MEMBRANE PROTEINS FROM MARINE
Instructor: Dr. Michael N. Horst, Professor of Biochemistry, Division
of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Mercer University,
Georgia. This course will provide students with skills to approach
marine biology projects using state-of-the-art biochemical techniques.
Techniques include: membrane isolation and purification, solubilization
of membrane proteins,
purification of membrane glycoproteins, and analysis of crude and
purified membrane proteins. Students interested in receptors, active
and/or passive transporters, or structural proteins will find this
course valuable. Representative local fauna, e.g. urchins, crabs,
tunicates, and sea anemones will be utilized. COURSE COST: $200
materials fee. Meals & housing extra.
June 19 - 22
Developmental Biology Teaching Laboratory Workshop.
Instructor: Dr. Leland Johnson, Augustana College. An intensive
designed to provide university faculty, scientists, postdocs, and
advanced graduates with basic hands-on experience in working with
organisms commonly studied in developmental biology teaching
laboratories. COURSE COST: $400. Meals & housing extra. 1
Grad/Post-Doc $400 scholarship is available.
July 8 - 12 SHELLFISH
Shellfish Mariculture Techniques
(AVA 368 - undergrad. 2 credits, AVA 590 - grad. 1 credit)
Instructor: Christopher Davis, Dept. of Animal, Veterinary & Aquatic
Sciences, UMaine. An intensive hands-on course on various shellfish
rearing techniques including bivalve spawning, larval rearing, and
microalgal culture techniques. Includes site visits to commercial
growout facilities. COURSE COST: UM Tuition, $200 material fee. Meals &
July 15 - 19
MARINE SCIENCES WORKSHOP
IN SECONDARY EDUCATION
Studies in the Marine Sciences (EDW 472)
A multidisciplinary study of the worldÕs oceans and coastlines,
particularly the Gulf of Maine. Course will include field excursions by
car and boat, and satellite data and image retrieval methods will be
taught using the Gulf of Maine AquariumÕs mobile satellite van. An
education coordinator will help teach along with University faculty:
Drs. McAlice, Watling, Davis, Steneck, Schnitker, Fink, Mayer,
Townsend, and Belknap. COURSE COST: UM tuition, meals & housing extra.
3 credits & teacher recertification credit.
July 22 - August 2
BIOLOGY OF THE PERACARIDA WORKSHOP
Coordinator: Dr. Les Watling, Department of Oceanography, UMaine.
Instructors: Drs. J.D. Thomas and Brian Kensley, Smithsonian
Institution; Dr. Trisha Spears, Florida State University. Participants
will examine the anatomy, taxonomy, functional morphology, and
phylogeny of peracarid crustaceans. Representatives of all orders will
be available for examination. The monophyletic status of the Pericarida
will be discussed using both
morphological and molecular evidence. COURSE COST: $300 (students need
to bring their own fine dissection tools). Meals & housing extra.
August 5 - 9
Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Communities.
Instructor: Dr. Richard Lutz, Rutgers University. An intensive
workshop on the ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents, including
comparisons of vent communities with those present at deep-sea,
methane/sulfide cold seeps. COURSE COST: $300. Meals & housing extra.
August 26 - 30
Chemical Speciation: Trace metals speciation analysis and environmental
implications in coastal and marine environments. (OCE 692)
Instructors: Dr. Olivier Donard, Laboratoire de Photophysique et
Photochimie Moleculaire, Universite de Bordeaux l, France; Dr. Larry
Mayer, Dept. of Oceanography, UMaine. This graduate level, lab and
lecture course is designed for persons involved in trace metal
biogeochemistry in the environment. The course will cover different
techniques used in trace metal speciation analyses, emphasizing
metalloid elements. The applications of these techniques will be
critically discussed with respect to improving our understanding of
selected materials in coastal and marine environments. Industry
specialists will provide demonstrations on state-of-the-art techniques.
COURSE COST: $200 Materials fee. Meals & housing extra. 2 credits.
To find out more about
graduate and undergraduate marine programs
at the Darling Center, contact:
DARLING MARINE CENTER
WALPOLE, MAINE 04573
(207) 563-3146 FAX (207) 563-3119
email: temiller at maine.maine.edu
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