Ocean Acidification Spring Research Apprenticeship @ UW’s Friday Harbor Labs

HPIM4650 Consider doing something extraordinary spring quarter.  Study off-campus at Friday Harbor Labs (FHL), UW’s world renowned marine station on San Juan Island.  FHL is an ideal place to jump-start a career in the marine sciences, education, medicine, law and policy, and more!  Students from around the world are welcome to apply to FHL.

Ocean Acidification Research Apprenticeship

Students will participate in an ocean acidification mesocosm experiment. Mesocosm are plastic enclosures filled with seawater off the FHL docks and are used to run the experiments. The lead instructor is James Murray (UW Ocean). Each student will help with design and conducting the overall sampling but will have their own specific research topic in microbiology (w/ Bob Morris, UW Ocean), phytoplankton (w/Robin Kodner, WWU, Ocean) or zooplankton (w/ Evelyn Lessard, UW Ocean). Students will also learn the chemical basics (calculation and analytical methods) of the ocean carbonate system. There will be class lectures and discussions on the chemical and biological basics of previous mesocosm experiments, including the previous experiment at FHL in April 2012. There will be field trips to the impacted shellfish industry. Guest lectures will provide societal relevance. A final oral and written report will include the methods used, data obtained and what they mean. (15 credits)

  • Application Deadline: Jan 21, but remains open if programs don’t fill
  • Friday Harbor Labs Info Session: Thurs Jan 17, 4-5:30, FSH 203