Academics

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.

For more information:
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.

For more information:
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.

For more information:
Elizabeth Boyle
617.287.4756
elizabeth.boyle@umb.edu


Schedule and Fee


Schedule
Biol 100:
Aug 6-19, 2017

Biol 306/506:
July 23-August 5, 2017

Biol 340/540:
June 18-July 1, 2017

Course fees:
Biol 100: $1,580
Biol 306: $1,630
Biol 340: $1,885
Biol 506: $2,050
Biol 540: $2,305

The fee for this course covers instruction and housing on Nantucket.

It does not cover meals or transportation to and from Nantucket.

To Apply


For Biol 100
Application deadline:July 17
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For Biol 306/506
Application deadline: July 7
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For Biol 340/540
Application deadline: May 15
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More Information


For Biol 100, please email:
greg.beck@umb.edu

For Biol 306/506, please email:
elizabeth.boyle@umb.edu

For Biol 340/540, please email:
elizabeth.boyle@umb.edu