Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
GLG 415 / 515
JULY 19 - 26, 2008 (field portion)
A field course that examines coral reef ecosystems including its biology, geologic setting, chemical and
physical characteristics, and its relation to global climate change and sustainable management of a valuable
coastal resource. It is designed for students who are SCUBA divers and interested in the ecology of reef
systems. We presume that you like the outdoors and like warm, tropical water, and that you want to see for
yourself this magnificent ecosystem. Questions and individual observations drive the course.
Days are spent diving. Dives from boats and from shore are part of student research projects that utilize
biologic censusses and other field procedures, statistical and graphical evaluation, and presentation of results.
Lecture / discussions occur on the boat and on shore.
Nights: Some nights are spent diving. Also discussions of observations and materials collected during the
day, evaluation of data, student presentations, discussion of scientific literature.
Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
5 semester hours Satisfies CAS-D, Prerequisites: SCUBA certification, Previous field
experience and permission of instructor.
$500; airfare; plus Miami University tuition and fees
For more information about this course, contact:
Dr. Mark R. Boardman
Department of Geology
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
[email protected]
Dr. R. Hays Cummins
School of Interdisc. Studies
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
[email protected]
Dr. David L. Meyer
Department of Geology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
[email protected]
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