Summer Session 1

  • BIO 597z1: Beaver Island Bird Diversity during Migration (2 credits or non-credit workshop
    May 20 - May 25, 2019
    Instructors: Dr. Nancy Seefelt

    An investigation of bird diversity during spring migration on Beaver Island using field observation, field techniques, and museum specimens. Course includes experience in mist-netting and bird banding. Participants must be able to hike outdoors. Binoculars required and supplied by participants.

    Prerequisites: 12 credit hours of Biology or permission of instructor.
  • BIO 597z2: Scuba Techniques in Biological Research (1 credit or non-credit workshop)
    May 31 - June 3, 2019
    Instructors: Dr. John Scheide

    Explores the use of scuba techniques in research with emphasis on cold water diving. A formal scuba skills review is part of this course.

    Prerequisites: 15 credit hours of Biology or permission of instructor, Certified Open Water Diver, have own up to date equipment, or may rent equipment. Up to date medical records. Notes: Additional course fees will apply to cover tank refills and boat use. Any equipment needed to rent will be an additional out of pocket cost to participant.
  • BIO 559z: Great Lakes Plant Communities (1 credit or non-credit workshop)
    June 21 - June 23, 2019
    Instructors: Dr. Joanne Dannenhoffer

    For senior undergraduate and graduate students in biology and professionals in the field of Great Lakes ecosystems to get a field-based experience with diverse plant communities. The course will use basic plant biology and ecological concepts, integrate, and synthesize these concepts to relate the distribution, occurrence and characteristics of plant species with their physical environment. Students will need to evaluate and apply knowledge from management literature in the field of ecology/conservation.

    Prerequisites: Signed major in Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Concentration or permission of instructor.
    Summer Session II:
  • BIO 213z: Foundations of Ecology
    June 24 - July 12, 2019
    Instructors: Dr. Kevin Pangle, 4 credits

    Study the relationship between organisms and their environment.

    Prerequisites: BIO 112 with a C- or better.
  • BIO 366z: Freshwater Biology
    July 1 - July 12, 2019
    Instructor: TBD, 3 credits

    An introduction to the ecology of freshwater systems with an emphasis on the natural history, identification, and collection of freshwater organisms.

    Prerequisite: currently changing prerequisites, contact the Department of Biology for new prerequisites and/or to be added to this course.
  • BIO 100z: Field Biology
    July 8 - July 19, 2019
    Instructor: TBD, 3 credits

    Introduction to the techniques and methods for field studies in biology. Sampling procedures, interpretation and data analysis emphasize basic ecological relationships between organisms and their environments.

    Prerequisites: Open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors for college credit.
  • BIO 597z3: Great Lakes Limnology (2 credits or non-credit workshop)
    July 15 - July 21, 2019
    Instructor: Dr. Hunter Carrick

    Examination of the interrelations between organisms and their aquatic environment, which will include a range of habitats within the Laurentian Great Lakes region. The course will take a systems-level approach towards describing and identifying the physical, chemical and biological characteristics that define the Great Lakes as unique ecosystems world-wide. Specifically, the course will examine the biological assemblages that inhabit ecosystems in and around the Beaver Island Archipelago specific to topical changes in native biodiversity and alterations in system productivity.

    Prerequisites: BIO212/213, or BIO218, CHM132 or graduate student in Biology or permission of instructor.
  • BIO 597z4: Ecology of Great Lakes Algae (2 credits or non-credit workshop)
    July 22 - July 26, 2019
    Instructor: Dr. Hunter Carrick

    Examine the taxonomy and ecology of freshwater algae in the Great Lakes region. The course will take a systems-level approach towards describing and identifying characteristic algal assemblages that inhabit ecosystems in and around the Beaver Island Archipelago. Students will conduct habitat assessments for freshwater ecosystems using algae as a proxy for ecosystem health (productivity, food web structure, occurrence of harmful and nuisance species).

    Prerequisites: BIO212/213, or BIO218, CHM132 or graduate student in Biology or permission of instructor.
  • CHM 211Z: Quantitative Analysis
    July 29 - August 8, 2019/Lecture is on-line: May 20-July 26
    Instructor: Dr. Dale LeCaptain

    Field experience emphasizing environmental analytical chemistry at CMUBS (July 29th – August 8th) Analysis and interpretation of quantitative chemical information from volumetric, electrochemical, spectroscopic, and chromatographic techniques.

    Prerequisite: CHM 132 Recommended MTH 107.
  • BIO597z5: Stream Ecology (1 credit or non-credit workshop)
    July 29 - August 1, 2019
    Instructor: Dr. Gary Lamberti, University of Notre Dame

    Investigate the physical, chemical, and biological organization of stream and river ecosystems along with their riparian zones and watersheds. Critically evaluate recent conceptual developments in stream ecology. Interpret the effects of human activities on streams, rivers, and watersheds.

    Prerequisite: BIO110,111 or instructor permission.