Marine Algae (seaweeds & phytoplankton) at Friday Harbor, summer, 1999

Craig D Sandgren sandgren at csd.uwm.edu
Mon Feb 15 08:21:16 EST 1999


Phycologists:

A second circulation of this announcement.  Apologies for cross-listing,
but a good thing bears repeating!  Student application deadline is fast
approaching (March 01).

The following is an announcement for the Marine Algae course to be
taught in June and July of 1999 at Friday Harbor by Bob Waaland and
myself.  Please also visit the Marine Algae course page on the Friday
Harbor Laboratories website (http://www.fhl.washington.edu) for additional
information on the course, FHL facilities and the local environment.  Some
funding for student participation is available (see below). 

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn both seaweeds and
marine phytoplankton in a spectacular setting.  Please pass on this
information to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.  The faculty
subscribers to this listserv are our best recruiters! 

Thanks,

Craig Sandgren

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                    FRIDAY HARBOR LABORATORIES SUMMER 1999

                             MARINE ALGAE

MARINE ALGAE: SEAWEEDS AND PHYTOPLANKTON (Botany 545a, First Term, June 14
to July 17, 1999, 9 credits).

Summary: This course explores the diversity of marine algae with an
emphasis on the practical skills required to identify the organisms.
Approximately equal emphasis will be placed on phytoplankton (diatoms,
dinoflagellates, other phytoflagellates) and on seaweeds (benthic
macroalgae). The easy access to the rich flora of Puget Sound and the
excellent research and microscopy facilities of Friday Harbor Laboratories
will allow an in-depth introduction to modern techniques and literature
used for seaweed and phytoplankton identification. Lecture topics will
include: evolutionary survey or algal diversity, algal survival
adaptations (reproduction, life histories, functional morphology,
interactions with competitors and predators), and the ecological role of
algae in coastal ecosystems. Extensive intertidal and shipboard field
trips and hands-on lab work will introduce participants to the techniques
essential for collection, identification, and cultivation of algae from
their diverse natural habitats. A three day camping field trip to the
rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia is scheduled for
one low tide series. 

This course is appropriate for marine biologists, botanists and
oceanographers with interests in marine biodiversity, conservation
biology, intertidal ecology and phytoplankton ecology. Graduate students
and advanced undergraduates students (juniors, seniors) are encouraged to
apply.

Core Faculty: 	Craig Sandgren, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
		J. Robert Waaland, University of Washington

The course will be offered at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor
Laboratories located on San Juan Island about 70 miles (112 km)  northwest
of Seattle, Washington.  The laboratories, housing and dining hall are
situated on a 484 acre (196 ha) tract of forested land which is a
biological preserve.  Several large tracts of seashore and tidelands
managed by the University of Washington provide a large diversity of
habitats for field trips and research projects.  Small boats are available
for field work as well as a 42 foot (12.8 m) dredging boat for collecting
in the deep waters of the San Juan Archipelago.  The teaching and research
laboratories are equipped with internet access and running seawater
aquaria.  Controlled environmental chambers are available for research
requiring such facilities.  A wide variety of sophisticated
instrumentation (incl. TEM & SEM) and computing equipment is available for
use by students and other investigators.  An extensive library is located
at the Friday Harbor Laboratories and additional library materials are
readily borrowed from other libraries in the University of Washington
system. 

A limited number of scholarships are available on a competitive basis
through the Friday Harbor Labs (apply for FHL financial aid on Student
Application form) and through the Phycological Society of America (see
link on course web page).

Approximate cost for the course (tuition, housing, meals) is $1,700.  For
an application form, fee schedule, housing information, and FHL
scholarship applications, use one of the following options:

1. By mail, telephone, FAX, or e-mail, request a current hard copy FHL
Bulletin from:

   Friday Harbor Laboratories, 620 University Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250
    Phone:(206) 378-2165  FAX:(206)543-1273 e-mail: admin at fhl.washington.edu

2. By visiting the Home Page for the University of Washington's Friday
Harbor Laboratories:

                   http://www.fhl.washington.edu

3. By writing, telephoning, FAXing or e-mailing:

	Craig D. Sandgren, Department of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box
	413, Univ.  Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201.  
	Phone:(414)229-4214; FAX:(414) 229-3926; e-mail: sandgren at csd.uwm.edu

Deadline for receipt of application materials is March 1, 1999.

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