Spend Summer 2015 on the San Juan Islands with nearly 625 species of marine macroalgae!
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.
Instructors: Tom Mumford, Marine Agronomics LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Brian Wysor, Roger Williams University, email@example.com