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Ecology & Conservation of Kelp Forest Communities

BIOHOPK 185H/285H
5 units
June 26 - August 19, 2017

Daily lectures, labs, and scuba dives focused on kelp forest biology. Topics include identification and natural history of resident organisms, ecological processes that maintain biodiversity and community organization, field methods, data analysis, and research diving techniques. Class projects contribute to ongoing studies associated with Hopkins Marine Life Observatory. It is recommended that students complete Stanford’s Scientific Diver Training workshop, offered during spring break and the week before the course starts, although this is not a requirement.

Prerequisite

Consent of instructor; advanced scuba certification and scuba equipment.

Notes

  • This course occurs at the Hopkins Marine Station off-campus in Pacific Grove, California.¬†Enrollment in this course requires submission of a Hopkins Marine Station application by TBD.¬†For further information and an application, visit the Hopkins Marine Station website, or email Judy Thompson.
  • It is recommended that students complete Stanford’s Scientific Diver Training workshop, offered during spring break and the week before the course starts, although this is not a requirement.
  • Course schedule varies each day. See syllabus for more information.
  • Only graduate students may register for BIOHOPK 285H. All other students must register for BIOHOPK 185H.

Syllabus

BIOHOPK 185H/285H Syllabus - 2016