College of Advancing and Professional Studies

Biology on Nantucket

Coastal Ecology (BIOL 100)

3 Credits
Investigations of the natural history and community dynamics of salt marshes, sea grass beds, mudflats, and beaches. Field and laboratory exercises on the adaptations and interactions of marine organisms are emphasized. Meets every weekday during two weeks of the summer at the university's field station on Nantucket.

Distribution Area: Natural Sciences.

Schedule & Fee
August 6-19, 2017
$1,580 (The fee for this course covers instruction and housing on Nantucket. It does not cover meals or transportation to and from Nantucket.)

To Apply
Application deadline:July 17
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Greg Beck
617.287.6619
greg.beck@umb.edu

Marine and Coastal Ecological Research (BIOL 306/506)

3 Credits - Undergraduate or Graduate
Supervised research on the adaptations and interactions of organisms of the beaches, salt marshes, sand dunes, and embayments of Nantucket. Meets every weekday during two weeks of the summer at the University's field station on Nantucket.

Prerequisite: BIOL 210 or 252 or 290.

Note: Please contact Professor Boyle to see if your course load may be considered equivalent to the listed prerequisites.

Schedule & Fee
July 23-August 5, 2017
$1,630* (BIOL 306)
$2,050* (BIOL 506)
* The fee for this course covers instruction and housing on Nantucket. It does not cover meals or transportation to and from Nantucket.

To Apply
Application deadline: July 7
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Elizabeth Boyle
617.287.4756
elizabeth.boyle@umb.edu

Marine Mammal Biology (BIOL 340/540)

3 Credits
This upper-level course covers the biological ecology of marine mammals (pinnipeds, cetaceans, sirenians), with emphasis on applied population ecology, and conservation issues. Topics include adaptations to marine environments, effects of human exploitation, case studies of population recovery, and multispecies interactions. Many topics make use of mathematical equations.

Prerequisite: BIOL 252 or 254 and BIOL 290 and MATH 130.

Note: Please contact Professor Brault to see if your course load may be considered equivalent to the listed prerequisites.

Schedule & Fee
June 18-July 1, 2017
$1,885* (BIOL 340)
$2,305* (BIOL 540)
* The fee for this course covers instruction and housing on Nantucket. It does not cover meals or transportation to and from Nantucket.

To Apply
Application deadline: May 15
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For more information
Elizabeth Boyle
617.287.4756
elizabeth.boyle@umb.edu