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Graduate-Level Marine Algae Course – Summer 2015

Spend Summer 2015 on the San Juan Islands with nearly 625 species of marine macroalgae!

The University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories is offering a graduate-level course titled Marine Algae.

The Marine Algae course will consist of extensive field work that will be enhanced by lectures as well as laboratory instruction in the observation and interpretation of morphological and anatomical traits that define species and/or higher taxonomic groups.

Students will acquire practical experience in specimen collection, preservation, and databasing, light microscopy, DNA isolation, amplification and sequencing, and computational approaches to phylogeny reconstruction. The use of combined approaches will be emphasized to answer basic 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.

Learn more about labs, application deadlines, tuition and funding opportunities here. Funding is also available through the PSA’s Hannah Croasdale Fellowships .

Instructors: Tom Mumford, Marine Agronomics LLC,, and Brian Wysor, Roger Williams University,

Submit your application before February 1, 2015!



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