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MA SC400 Directed Studies Course Page

Description: A course of directed studies under the supervision of a visiting professor. The study will involve a research project approved by the supervisor in the field of interest of the student, and will be designed to take maximum advantage of the laboratory and/or field opportunities offered by the Bamfield Marine Station.

MA SC400A DIRECTED STUDIES Course Page

Description: A course of directed studies under the supervision of a visiting professor. The study will involve a research project approved by the supervisor in the field of interest of the student, and will be designed to take maximum advantage of the laboratory and/or field opportunities offered by the Bamfield Marine Station.

MA SC400B DIRECTED STUDIES Course Page

Description: A course of directed studies under the supervision of a visiting professor. The study will involve a research project approved by the supervisor in the field of interest of the student, and will be designed to take maximum advantage of the laboratory and/or field opportunities offered by the Bamfield Marine Station.

MA SC401A Special Topics in Marine Biology Course Page

Description: Offered, as opportunities arise, by selected scientists who are working at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. The course will generally be of a specialized nature and be at a level appropriate to graduate or senior undergraduate students. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once.

MA SC401B Special Topics in Marine Biology Course Page

Description: Offered, as opportunities arise, by selected scientists who are working at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. The course will generally be of a specialized nature and be at a level appropriate to graduate or senior undergraduate students. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once.

MA SC402 Special Topics in Marine Biology Course Page

Description: Offered, as opportunities arise, by selected scientists who are working at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre and are prepared to offer a course extending over a three-week period. Course will be of a specialized nature. Credit for this course may be obtained more than once.

MA SC403 Directed Studies in Marine Science Course Page

Description: Study will involve a research project approved by a supervisor in the student's field of interest, and will be designed to take maximum advantage of the laboratory and/or field opportunities. Students may arrange for a supervisor before the start of the fall semester. Advanced students may, with the permission of their university, take a *6 directed study in lieu of MA SC 415, 425, or 437.

MA SC410A Marine Invertebrate Zoology Course Page

Description: A survey of the marine phyla, with emphasis on the benthic fauna in the vicinity of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises, field collection, identification, and observation. Emphasis is placed on the study of living specimens in the laboratory and in the field.

MA SC410B Marine Invertebrate Zoology Course Page

Description: A survey of the marine phyla, with emphasis on the benthic fauna in the vicinity of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises, field collection, identification, and observation. Emphasis is placed on the study of living specimens in the laboratory and in the field.

MA SC412A Biology of Fishes Course Page

Description: Classification, physiology, ecology, behavior and zoogeography of fishes with particular emphasis on those in the marine environment of the British Columbia coast. Course will involve some field projects.

MA SC412B Biology of Fishes Course Page

Description: Classification, physiology, ecology, behavior and zoogeography of fishes with particular emphasis on those in the marine environment of the British Columbia coast. Course will involve some field projects.

MA SC415 Structure and Function in Animals Course Page

Description: This course examines the form and function of invertebrates and vertebrates using a comparative approach. The subject areas include morphology and evolution, systems physiology, biomechanics, and development. The local marine and coastal fauna are used to illustrate the principles. The course includes fieldwork and a series of laboratory exercises and experiments.

MA SC420A Biodiversity of Marine Algae Course Page

Description: A survey of the marine algae, with emphasis on the benthic forms in the vicinity of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises, field collection, identification, and observation. Emphasis is placed on the study of living specimens in the laboratory and in the field.

MA SC420B Biodiversity of Marine Algae Course Page

Description: A survey of the marine algae, with emphasis on the benthic forms in the vicinity of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises, field collection, identification, and observation. Emphasis is placed on the study of living specimens in the laboratory and in the field.

MA SC425 Ecological Adaptations of Seaweeds Course Page

Description: The course explores morphological, physiological, genetic and reproductive adaptations of seaweeds to their natural and human altered environments.

MA SC430A Marine Ecology Course Page

Description: An analytical approach to biotic associations in the marine environment. Opportunities will be provided for study of the intertidal realm in exposed and protected areas and of beaches and estuaries in the vicinity of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

MA SC430B Marine Ecology Course Page

Description: An analytical approach to biotic associations in the marine environment. Opportunities will be provided for study of the intertidal realm in exposed and protected areas and of beaches and estuaries in the vicinity of the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

MA SC437 Marine Population Ecology and Dynamics Course Page

Description: An analytical approach to the study of marine ecology and marine populations. Intertidal and subtidal communities will be examined, with emphasis on the biota of the Barkley Sound region.

MA SC440A Biology of Marine Birds Course Page

Description: A study of the interrelationship of birds and the marine environment. Lectures will emphasize the systematics and ecological relationships, behavior, life histories, movements and conservations of marine birds. Census techniques and methods of studying marine birds in the field will be treated as we observe seabirds and marine associated birds in the Barkley Sound region. Seabird identification, classification, morphology, plumages and moult will be examined in the laboratory.

MA SC440B Biology of Marine Birds Course Page

Description: A study of the interrelationship of birds and the marine environment. Lectures will emphasize the systematics and ecological relationships, behavior, life histories, movements and conservations of marine birds. Census techniques and methods of studying marine birds in the field will be treated as we observe seabirds and marine associated birds in the Barkley Sound region. Seabird identification, classification, morphology, plumages and moult will be examined in the laboratory.

MA SC445A Biology of Marine Mammals Course Page

Description: A survey course covering systematics and distribution of marine mammals, their sensory capabilities and physiology, with special emphasis on the Cetacea. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises, field trips and an independent field study.

MA SC445B Biology of Marine Mammals Course Page

Description: A survey course covering systematics and distribution of marine mammals, their sensory capabilities and physiology, with special emphasis on the Cetacea. The course includes lectures, laboratory exercises, field trips and an independent field study.

MA SC480 Seminars and Papers in Marine Science Course Page

Description: A series of weekly discussion groups and seminars covering current topics of interest in the marine sciences. Seminars will be presented by BMSC researchers, graduate students, visiting scientists as well as by the students themselves.

MA SC500 Graduate Level Directed Studies Course Page

Description: A graduate level course of directed studies under the supervision of a member of the faculty. The study will involve a research project provided by the supervisor in the field of interest of the student, and will be designed to take maximum advantage of the laboratory and/or field opportunities offered at Bamfield Marine Station. May be offered over a 3-week period.

MA SC501 Graduate Level Special Topics Course Page

Description: Courses offered, as opportunities arise, by distinguished scientists who are visiting at Bamfield Marine Station. It is expected that the course will generally be of a specialized nature and will carry graduate credit.

MA SC501A Graduate Level Special Topics Course Page

Description: Courses offered, as opportunities arise, by distinguished scientists who are visiting at Bamfield Marine Station. It is expected that the course will generally be of a specialized nature and will carry graduate credit.

MA SC501B Graduate Level Special Topics Course Page

Description: Courses offered, as opportunities arise, by distinguished scientists who are visiting at Bamfield Marine Station. It is expected that the course will generally be of a specialized nature and will carry graduate credit.

MA SC502A Graduate Level Special Topics Course Page

Description: Courses offered as opportunities arise, by distinguished scientists who are visiting at Bamfield Marine Station and are prepared to offer a course extending over a three-week period. The course will carry graduate credit.

MA SC502B Graduate Level Special Topics Course Page

Description: Courses offered as opportunities arise, by distinguished scientists who are visiting at Bamfield Marine Station and are prepared to offer a course extending over a three-week period. The course will carry graduate credit.