快来参加我的野外深海生物学课程!

深海是200米以下的海洋区域,是地球辽阔,偏远且荒凉的最大的生物群落。这些条件给深海生活和研究它的科学家们带来了独特的挑战。研究这个广阔而极端的生态系统所面临的挑战也使得它有足够的时间进行新的发现,并使我们作为科学家能够挑战地球及其他地区的生命范例。

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您可以成为这个发现的一部分,并了解深海,直到您的内心和灵魂满足为止。本课程将把生物学,生物化学,生态学和保护科学等概念应用于深海研究。 本科和研究生水平的课程(3学分)于2020年6月7日至26日在LUMCON’位于路易斯安那州美丽的Cocodrie的DeFelice海洋中心。 学生将体验现场和实验室环境,包括:

  • 在研究船上进行浅水和深水采样
  • 收集和识别无脊椎动物
  • 融入深海的历史和现代风光
  • 使用大型数据库测试生态假设
  • 利用分析软件
  • 使用多样性指标衡量社区结构
  • 从假设的生成到最终产品的项目管理
  • 进行强有力的社交媒体宣传活动,以吸引普通大众参与深海科学

好消息是,该课程相对便宜,并且有很多奖学金可用。有关更多课程详细信息,课程申请或奖学金申请,请访问 //lumcon.edu/2020-summer-courses/

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Craig McClain is the Executive Director of the Lousiana University Marine Consortium. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses 上 how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Additionally, Craig is obsessed with the size of things. Sometimes this translated into actually scientific research. Craig’s research has been featured 上 National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, 国家地理 and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://jiaxiangsuji.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing 上 the Web.