Summer Courses

Course Offerings - Summer 2023

Some courses are still TBD. Please check back!

Courses are small (11 maximum) field-intensive experiences led by nationally recruited instructors.

Applications are accepted until the Friday prior to the first day of class. Applications for financial aid are reviewed beginning March 15.

You can take only one course at a time.

UVA Biology majors note: Courses satisfy the Biology laboratory and area 3 requirements.

Non-college students are welcome to apply.

Please contact us with any questions about life at the station or course expectations. 
 
Course Fees and Information (e.g. How do I register? What UVA requirements do MLBS courses fulfill?)

Course Application 

 


Summer Session I: May 29 - June 16

 

FIELD HERPETOLOGY. 3 credits. BIOL 4754 / 7754

Christian Cox, Florida International University

We will focus on the ecology and evolution of reptiles and amphibians, leveraging their diversity in thesoutheastern United States. In the field and laboratory, we will study 1) evolutionary relationshipsamong reptiles and amphibians, 2) key evolutionary innovations that characterize each major lineage,3) reptile and amphibian systems in ecological and evolutionary research, and 4) location andidentification of reptiles and amphibians.

This course includes handling vertebrate animals (mammals, birds, amphibians, fish). When you complete the Liability Waiver, please make sure you answer "Yes" to the animal handling question.

 

A SECOND COURSE OFFERING IN SESSION I IS STILL TBD.

 


Summer Session II: June 26 - July 14

 

FIELD BIOLOGY OF FISHES. 3 credits. BIOL 4755 / 7755

David Neely, Tennessee Aquarium

MLBS sits on the Eastern Continental Divide, which provides an incredible diversity of freshwaterhabitats. We will develop proficiency in ichthyology through field trips and lab work. Themes will include fish identification; patterns and drivers of diversity; interactions on individual, population,community, and ecosystem levels; evolution; and influences of human activities. We will design andconduct research projects to present at a class symposium.

This course includes handling vertebrate animals (mammals, birds, amphibians, fish). When you complete the Liability Waiver, please make sure you answer "Yes" to the animal handling question.

 


Summer Session III: July 17  - August 4

 

A COURSE OFFERING IN SESSION III IS STILL TBD.